Sugar Aunts: Explore Christmas Carols Through Sensory Bins

Explore Christmas Carols Through Sensory Bins

I am so excited to share a collection of Christmas activities with you today!  If your kids are like mine, we are Christmas Carol maniacs.  We love to have them playing at all times from the day after Thanksgiving through New Years.  (And belt them out in the car!)  

Tomorrow, I'm hosting a few of the most creative kids' activity bloggers as we share Christmas Carol sensory bins!  Each blogger is taking a Christmas carol and creating a sensory bin or sensory small world based on their carol.  Picture kids of bloggers all over the world playing in sensory bins, exploring a Christmas-y small world, and singing along to their favorite carols...and then you can re-create these sensory bins all season long!


Christmas Carol sensory bin ideas for play and learning along to popular Christmas carols.  Perfect for kids and family sensory play or even Advent activities.


Sensory Bins and Small World Imagination Play

Sensory bins are such a great way to explore the tactile sense through imagination and creative play.  Sensory bins can focus on any topic or theme and peak a child's interest through the imagination.  While playing in a sensory bin, kids can work on so many skills!

Sensory bins help with:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Tactile defensiveness
  • Language development
  • Self-confidence
  • Taste exploration (with taste-safe sensory bins!)
  • Olfactory exploration
  • Arm strengthening (extending arms for a period of time during play works those arm muscles and core body strength.)
  • Learning through play (Add sight words, math, or literacy to sensory bins.)
  • Attention
  • Visual Perceptual skill development

Christmas Carol Sensory Bin Ideas

These are the most creative and fun ways to play and learn through Christmas carols and sensory bins this season.  Be sure to stop back tomorrow when I'll be adding all of the sensory bins for the bloggers below!  You'll want to play along (and sing along) with each one!

Sugar Aunts (that's us!) | Away in a Manger Sensory Bin
Still Playing School | Frosty the Snowman Sensory play
Teach Me Mommy | Oh Holy Night sensory bin
Modern Preschool | Jingle Bell Rock sensory bin
Best Toys 4 Toddlers | O Christmas Tree
Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails | Little Drummer Boy
Line Upon Line Learning | The Friendly Beasts sensory play
Sun Hats and Wellie Boots | Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Squiggles and Bubbles | Christ the King of Christmas sensory bin
Something to Offer | I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
One Time Through | Silver Bells sensory bin


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