Super Bowl LI is fast approaching, so I thought I’d share the sensory bins that will keep my son busy while I enjoy the game.
Patriots VS. Falcons: Super Bowl LI
Playing On Turf & Rice
I did this bin in the living room, which is just feet from the TV. I, intentionally, put the noisy-er of the two bins downstairs. My goal with this bin is to give him something educational during the week and quietly entertaining during the game.
In this bin, we worked on counting football beads and trophy charms. He also used these beads to do pattern lacing on the pipe cleaners. I added the ruler to visually separate the turf and rice mix, which didn’t last long. He had lots of fun measuring everything. Almost immediately, the football beads and trohpy charms were dumped and mixed with the rice. Liam used the helmets to scoop the rice mix and pour it in the football bowl. The one thing he didn’t use in this bin was the finger football. He had an all-around hard time with that and was done messin’ with it when I gave him an alternative.
Sports Pasta & Beans
This is the bin I made up for him when a game was on I thought I NEEDED to watch. Like the first bin, this bin also facilitates math concepts and fine motor skills. It’s a mix of 6-7 different beans and sports pasta, which adds lessons in visual discrimination.
He rolled the dice counted the dots and identified the matching number buried in the mix, then counted out that many little footballs. My not-so-average-bear has dyspraxia and auditory processing disorder so this multi-step task where he also has to listen to direction and follow through is quite the task. We, of course, took a break from the work and he just scooped and poured the mix. This was endlessly fun and I don’t doubt will keep him happy during the game.