Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gift-Wrap Sensory Bin

This month we made a gift wrapping sensory bin.  The kids are having a lot of fun with it...and it didn't cost a cent to make!  
It contains:

wrapping paper
tin foil squares
cotton balls
small gift boxes
various ribbons
small gift bags
trinkets to wrap: jingle bells, ornaments, a little glass heart jar
a spool of ribbon with the ribbon end taped on for winding and unwinding
pipe cleaners

The tinfoil and pipe cleaners wrap around the items so that you don't need scissors or tape, and the kids can make "presents" independently.  They have been wrapping up presents for each other and me all day.  Great fine motor practice and a nice way to play together.  An added bonus is that it has been giving us lots of practice at graciously receiving gifts and saying "thank you" that should serve us well in the coming weeks.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Pin It button on image hover