Vegetable Soup Sensory Bin
This super simple fresh vegetables sensory bin is easy to throw together and a great taste safe way to play. It is a great bin to encourage healthy choices and even helps picky eaters explore new foods.
For this sensory bin you will need a metal or plastic bin, water, food coloring of choice, bowls, ladles, water droppers, and a variety of fresh vegetables. The vegetables that we used were carrots, zucchini, and broccoli (these were just the ones we had on hand). Other options include cucumbers, bell peppers, cauliflower, green beans, asparagus, and more.
To begin, fill up your sensory bin with water. Add in a drop of two of food coloring of choice (I typically use blue or green when making this sensory bin).
Chop up your vegetables in a way that you choose. If making the sensory bin for infants or younger toddlers be sure to cut the vegetables in a safe way. I like the cut the carrots into spears, broccoli into smaller pieces, and cucumbers/zucchinis into circular pieces.
Add the chopped up vegetables into the water. Add bowls, ladles, water droppers, and spoons and allow little ones to play and explore.
Things to encourage include counting vegetables, making soup, scooping and pouring, squeezing and dropping water, tasting vegetables, and more.