Sensory bins are something that we have ALWAYS done since he was a teeny tiny guy. They started out purely edible (rolled oats or baby food flakes)and have gradually become less so. He did insist he was a bird and try to eat the birdseed out of the last one though.
Some days we keep it relatively low key and easy around these parts. This was one of these days. This bin was nothing fancy. Just a massive amount of shaving cream, some glass stones, and a couple of plastic animals.
It started off relatively harmless enough. Most activities do. Just transferring shaving cream out of the tub to coat his animals.
From there, he transferred them into the tub to "walk around in the squishy, squashy, shaving cream."
Unfortunately, the novelty of that wore off pretty quick. I was starting to chalk it up to one of those thing to
try again at a later date, and hope for better results.
But then, things took a turn for the interesting. Logan asked for a bowl of water to wash his hands off. My last big bowl had just been taken to hold our new grapes, so I grabbed our massive measuring cup. As he plunged his hands into the clean water, he noticed how it changed colors to a cloudy white. It took him mere seconds and he was dumping the cup or water into the tub. He promptly asked for more.
And repeated it again and again. Once the tub was filled enough, he rinsed his animals off and dried them. By this point, he was soaking wet, and completely happy. So he removed (with assistance) his clothing too. For my new followers, (hello all!!!) I swear the kiddo wears clothes most of the time! He has lots of nice ones too!
From that point on, he used just the glass stones in the cloudy water. "I'm looking for treasure!" he would exclaim as he would search through the water to find the "treasure." He went on a treasure hunt again and again. Of course, I got in there to hunt for treasure too, and by the end we were both laughing. Sure it was messy, but sometimes messy activities are the most fun.
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