Are you looking for a fun activity to keep your little ones busy during the holidays? This Jingle Bells Sensory Bin will provide lots of fun for your kids as they go digging for the hidden jingle bells.
Inspiration from this project came from some jingle bells I found at the Dollar Tree. They had the smaller ones pictured above and bigger ones picture below. I was hoping to say I purchased all the supplies for this project from the Dollar Tree. Our Dollar Tree sales this decorative shred, but unfortunately they did not have any red or green on the day I was there, so I picked it up at the craft store next door. You can also buy it at a party store.
The smaller jingle bells pictured above are great for my preschooler and kindergartner and provided them with a challenge. If you have a toddler, you could use the bigger jingle bells. (As always be sure to supervise, as these could be choking hazard.)
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- Plastic bin (I use one of the long short plastic storage containers that you can slide under your bed.)
- Small Jingle Bells or Large Jingle Bells
- Decorative crinkle paper shred (I used red and green for Christmas but any color that hides the bells will work.)
- Cup (I added a cup to store the jingle bells once they were located.)
Fill your bin with paper shred. Hide the jingle bells making sure to count how many you hide. Instruct your child to find the all the bells. I added a cup for their found bells.
This is a great sensory experience. They will feel the texture of the paper shred and hear it crunch. They also hear the bells jingle.
Find more fun toddler Christmas activities here.
Clare's Little tots says
Those little jingle bells are sooo cute. Looks like a lot of fun 🙂
Ali Gilbert says
This is a great idea! Great holiday themed textile activity. Can’t wait to try it with my daughter! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Ali!
This looks like a fun activity! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful spot Blog Hop! 🙂
Robin Cannady says
Add magnet wands to make it also a STEM activity!
That’s a great suggestion! Thank you Robin!