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AN ICEBERG SENSORY BIN THAT KIDS WILL LOVE THIS SUMMER!
Are you looking for a fun way to beat the heat with the kids this summer? Making an Iceberg Sensory Bin is super easy and so much fun! Let the kids’ imagination wander as they splash, play, and learn with this ice cold sensory activity. As part of my ongoing series, ABC Sensory, we’ve been exploring a different sensory activity for each letter of the alphabet. And for today’s letter I sensory activity, we’ll be making Icebergs! Find out below just how easy they are to make. Plus, I created a FREE checklist to help you along the way. Click the link to get access before getting started: FREE Idea Checklist: How To Create ABC Sensory Bins.
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- Plastic Bin
- Sandwich Bags
- Blue food coloring (*optional)
- Letter I Shapes (upper case and lower case)
- Cold water animals (like penguins and polar bears)
Fill two or three sandwich bags with water. Add your letter I shapes to the bags and seal them closed. Place them on a flat surface in the freezer for a few hours until they’re frozen solid. As they freeze, the letter I shapes will settled to the bottom of the iceberg (which makes for a fun surprise later when the kids are playing). Fill a plastic bin with cold water. Make the water as cold as possible to keep your icebergs from melting too fast. Stir in a few drops of blue food coloring to turn your water blue. Remove your frozen icebergs from the plastic sandwich bags and place them in the water. Add in some water animal toys and your iceberg sensory bin is all ready!
A Fun Surprise
As your icebergs begin to melt, the hidden letter I shapes will break free from the bottom of the icebergs and float around in the water!
Sneak In Some Learning
As your child is playing, try asking questions like: “What letter are we learning about today?” “What sound does the letter I make?” “I is for what?… Icebergs!”
Try Making Your Own Iceberg Sensory Bin!
This iceberg sensory bin is a super-fun activity for those hot summer days when the kids are home from school. And by adding in some letter shapes, you can turn this fun activity into a learning activity! Be sure to check out the rest of my alphabet sensory bins. And let me know in the comments below what other fun letter I sensory activities you’ve tried!