Sensory Activity For Kids:

Ice sensory bin

Ice Ice baby! Ice is interesting for kids to transfer and in this activity they will do just that - use tongs or laddles to transport ice from water to another bin.

Sensory bins are sure to keep my kids busy for a while so that I can get a short break. This ice and water sensory bin is so easy to setup and doesn't require too many supplies. You just need to make sure you have ice in the freezer. Add the ice and water to a bin inside a bigger bin, add utensils and bowls and invite your kids to play. This activity is great for warmer weather but can be done indoor as well.

This activity is inspired by ideas from Ice sensory bin.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Hand eye coordination activities help kids use their hands (and muscles) and eyes at the same time. When the two work together, young children begin to increase their ability to pick up, grasp, and manipulate objects.

Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists.

Developing fine motor skills will help your child to write and prepares her for school. But it will also help your children with everyday tasks like eating, and dressing themselves.

Colour recognition activities helps children get to know the different colors and color blending and matching.

Sensory play is play that involves all the senses - taste, sound, sight, touch and smell. Sensory play is very beneficial to children. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play is also very relaxing and rejuvenating to children.

Step 1

Add ice and water to a smaller bin. Add that bin inside a bigger bin.

Step 2

Gather all the supplies

Step 3

Add all utensils and bowls and invite your kids to play

We started this activity by painting the big block of ice with different colors. My son said he wants to use all the colors. Then we poured water over the ice to break up the ice for scooping and pouring. My daughter especially enjoyed transporting the ice and played with it for a long time.

This ice sensory bin is perfect for siblings, or just one child. They can work together and take turns using utensils.