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Explore the zoo with these easy-to-make zoo sensory bins.  Get started with only a few simple supplies and create hours of hands-on zoo themed 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 Z sensory bin, we’ll be making Zoo Sensory Bins!  In this post I’ll show you exactly how easy they are to make.  Plus, I created a FREE checklist to help you along the way.  Click the link to get access before getting started: FREE Idea Checklist: How To Create ABC Sensory Bins.

Zoo Sensory Bins

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Because this is our last sensory bin activity, we thought it would be fun to recycle several of the bin-fillers we used in our previous sensory bins.  We filled our bins with blue sand, popcorn kernels, grass, black beans, and rice.  Feel free to use whatever materials you like!

Then we added zoo animals to each of the bins.  We tried to match the animals to the materials (Safari animals in the rice bin, water animals in the blue sand bin, etc).  But you can add any animals to any bin you want.  Let your kids imagination run wild!

Lastly, you’ll want to include some letter Z’s into the bins to help reinforce that Z is for Zoo.

And that’s it!  Let the fun begin!

Make It A Game

Try pushing all the letter Z’s under the bin fillers and have the kids try to find them all!

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 Z make?”

“Z is for what?…. Zoo!”

Try Making Zoo Sensory Bins

Make learning fun with your own zoo sensory bins.  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!

1 Comment

Jamie Lester-Bodon
Jamie Lester-Bodon
Jul 23, 2022

Love your sensory bins. Amazing ideas! Thank you for sharing!

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