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Explore the world of bones with two different x-ray sensory play ideas.  Get started with only a few simple supplies and create hours of hands-on sensory fun for the little ones!

As part of my ongoing series, ABC Sensory, we’ve been exploring a different sensory activity for each letter of the alphabet.  And for today’s letter X sensory play, we’ll be making an X-ray light bin and X-ray play dough figures!  In this post I’ll show you exactly how easy they are to make.  Plus, I created a FREE checklist to help you make your own ABC sensory bins.  Click the link to get access before getting started: FREE Idea Checklist: How To Create ABC Sensory Bins.

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To make an X-Ray light bin, start by filling your bin with white Christmas lights.  Turn the lights on and add the lid to the bin.

Next, simply place an x-ray printout (we found ours online by searching for hand and feet x-ray images) onto the top of the light bin.

Add some letter X shapes to the bin to help reinforce that X is for X-Ray.  And that’s it!

To make X-Ray play dough figures, start by cutting q-tips into various size pieces.

Next, use your gingerbread man cookie cutter to make black play dough figures.

Then, use the the q-tip pieces to create the bones of your figure, and a white pom pom for the head.

And you’re left with a mini x-ray figure.  So much fun!

Sneak In Some Learning

As your child is playing, try asking questions like:

“What letter are we learning about today?”

“What sound does the letter X make?”

“X is for what?…. X-Ray!”

Try Making an X-Ray Light Bin or X-Ray Play Dough Figures

Make learning fun with these simple x-ray sensory play ideas.  Try making them with your kids today!

Be sure to check out the rest of my alphabet sensory bins.  And show me what you’ve made!  Join me on Instagram or Facebook and share your sensory bins with me!  Or leave me a message in the comments below.  I love hearing from you!


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