This winter sensory bin is the perfect sensory bin and literacy activity to go with the story “The Mitten” written by Jan Brett. It is a great way to sequence the story and allows young children the opportunity to play and explore different sensory items at the same time.
To make this sensory bin you can use all sorts of different sensory materials depending on what you have on hand (colored rice/pasta, cotton balls, Q-tips, pom-poms, puffballs, etc…). Then simply add scoops, spoons, a mitten, and print and cut out the animals included in the free template below.
For other fun sensory bin activities be sure to check out this fizzy play tray or this Eric Carle-themed Hungry Caterpillar sensory bin. Sensory play is the best!