Sensory tubs are a hands on way to allow your child to learn through exploring objects, the colors and the feel of them, especially. Chinese New Year is a favorite of mine with the vibrant colors, lively festivals and profound traditions. Our Chinese New Year bin is simple. I’ve made the mistake in the past of making sensory bins too “noisy” and overstimulating for my boys. I wanted simple colors and a few cultural items. I colored rice a bright red to use as the base.
I went to our local international market to pick up the rest. I am certain that Amazon carries many wonderful Chinese New Year items for kids. I included kids chop sticks for tweezing items like coins, charms, lanterns and snakes. Our favorite item is by far the Buddha. I also purchased small bowls and cups for pouring and transferring.
Before we played with the sensory bin, we read this great children’s book on Chinese New Year titles Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Chinese New Year: With Fireworks, Dragons, and Lanterns. I highly recommend it as an introductory activity. Here are a few additional children’s books on Chinese New Year that I recommend to you.
The boys had a great time playing with the bin and I trust I’ll pull it out every few days over the next month. As I mentioned we love Chinese New Year. I have a Chinese New Year Pinterest board if you’d like to check out additional ideas. Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope we inspired you.