Farm Sensory Bin Set-Up Tips
For this sensory tray, you will need to prep the blue jello ahead of time by following the directions on the box. Make sure that the jello is completely ready before you put it in the tray. The blue jello will act as the water for the pond at our farm.
You will also need to prepare the pudding ahead of time for the tray. You can use either chocolate pudding or vanilla pudding for this activity. We prefer vanilla pudding in our house so we made the vanilla instant pudding and used brown food dye to color it for the muddy part of our farm.
Once the jello and pudding are prepped and ready you will slowly spoon the desired amount into two separate corners of your farm bin. Leave space in between for a walking path and grass.
Add a walking path going through your tray made out of oats. Add split peas in the remaining empty spots to make the grass.
Add animals of choice to each section. We used pigs, cows, and ducks. Other options would be horses, cats, dogs, sheep, and more. We finished it off with a blue truck to reenact “Little Blue Truck’s Springtime” and a tree for decorative and pretend purposes.
Begin by reading a story of choice to go along with the tray and then let your little one’s go wild. I’d suggest since it is sticky to play outside but you are also able to do it inside if desired. Give your little ones scoops, tweezers, and more and let them go crazy with it.
We chose to do our farm sensory tray on a sunny hot day and went in the water table after to rinse the sticky off. It was the perfect, sensory activity for my toddler!