This Soap Foam Sensory Bin is easy to make and so much fun to play in. My four year old loves the squishy, foamy texture and had a lot of fun with this sensory bin. The inspiration for this sensory bin was from a new book, The Toddler Journey, from my friend Angela at Teaching Mama. She sent over a copy of her new book for me to check out and share with you. As we were looking through the book together, Asher asked to do this activity first. It did not disappoint! It was the perfect quick afternoon activity for him. Even though we are technically in the preschool years, this book for parents, grandparents, or caregivers of toddlers still offered value to us. The hands-on activities for sensory play, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, art, and more come together in a fantastic book with fantastic ideas.
How to Make a Soap Foam Sensory Bin
- 2 Tablespoons of dish soap
- ¼ cup water
- food coloring
- food processor or blender
- large plastic bin
Place the dish soap, water and a few drops of food coloring inside of the food processor or blender. Blend for a minute or two (until the soap foam rises to the top). Scoop out the soap foam and put it into a large container. Repeat the recipe to make more colors.
Now it's time to play...
and play some more!
The Toddler Journey
The Toddler Journey has an extensive list of developmental milestones for toddlers. Then, the activities are broken up into sensory play, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, art, and mess free ideas that will keep toddlers busy, learning, and growing. At the top of each page the activity has the recommended ages noted, ways to play, and any pre-activity prep that is required. Each page is full of color. Here's a picture of one of the pages so you can see what I'm talking about:
The Toddler Journey is available in eBook, Kindle, or a traditional print book. Plus, if you purchase the eBook between June 1-8, you'll receive 10 printable busy bags! (Y'all know how much I love my busy bags!)
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