I love incorporating sensory bins into therapy sessions! Sensory bins provide endless opportunities to elicit language from children of all ages. I used this sensory bin with children ages 3-12 and it was a hit with every age!
How To Make:
- Cook spaghetti noodles (do not overcook or they will become mushy)
- Drain noodles and separate into bowls (one for each color)
- Add a few drops of food coloring to wet noodles and stir
- Combine noodles in large container
- Add objects
I went to the dollar store and picked up as many halloween related objects and trinkets that I could find. I added eyeballs, vampire teeth, plastic spiders and skeletons (linked online options here)
For children that may not enjoy the texture of this sensory bin, I provided utensils that allowed them to grasp the objects without touching the noodles. I provided large tweezers, tongs, and a spoon (linked here).
How I incorporate speech goals:
- Label objects
- Describe objects
- Describe textures
- Sort objects into categories
- Expand MLU “I found a _______”
- Wh- questions
- Make associations between objects
- Compare and contrast objects
- Say target word before picking something out of sensory bin
Other Sensory Bin Ideas:
Follow the.sensory.bin on instagram for LOTS of creative sensory bin ideas! She has lots of fall themed sensory bin ideas you can use as inspiration!