Make this Spring sensory bin for your child or students with autism in two simple steps! All you need is a little box, dried pasta and some stickers to bring this sensory box together. Use it to teach new vocabulary, taking turns, receptive language and expressive language, in addition to incorporating sensory play into the every day.
Spring Sensory Bin Materials
- A small box with a lid
- Dried pasta
- Stickers that have been cut out
How to set up the Spring sensory bin
Setting up this Spring sensory box couldn’t be simpler!
- Step 1 – Fill the box with dried pasta (or your favorite sensory bin filler).
- Step 2 – Cut out the stickers (keeping them stuck to their paper) and toss them in the box.
That’s it! (I told you it was simple.)
What to teach with this sensory bin
- New vocabulary
- Turn taking
- Sensory integration
How to use this sensory bin with autistic learners
Set up awesome sensory breaks
Sensory bins are a great tool to use during your child or students’ sensory breaks. If you are looking for more ideas, take a peek at my collection of sensory break ideas.
Pair this Spring sensory bin with these free printable sensory break cards for best results.
Build receptive language skills
Label each item in the box (flower, bird) and ask your little learner to pick it out of the box to build receptive language skills by saying “give me the flower” and “give me the bird”.
Make sure you check out my autism teaching strategies to make the most out of using this Spring sensory bin!
Build expressive language skills
Similar to building receptive language skills, in order to build expressive language skills, you will label each item in the box (flower, bird) and ask your little learner to pick it out of the box and label each item by saying “give me the flower” and “give me the bird”.
Teach your child or students to take turns by picking one of the stickers out of the box and then asking your child or student to pick a specific item out of the box. You can say “my turn!” and “your turn!” to really bring your little learner’s attention to the idea of waiting your turn.
Each item in the sensory box provides a fantastic opportunity to teach your child or students new vocabulary. Teach “flower” and “bird” with this Spring sensory bin.
Related : Free Printable Easter Egg Letter Match
More Fun Sensory Resources
- Sensory Toys for Autistic Children
- Light Table Activities
- Spring Sensory Box
- Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin
- Shape Sensory Bin
- Fall Sensory Bin
- Dinosaur Play Dough Mats
- Winter Play Dough Mats
- Sensory Swing (how to choose a sensory swing)
- Garden Sensory Bin
- Easter Sensory Bin
More Autism Learning Resources
- The Successful Interaction with a Child with Autism Course – learn to better understand your autistic child or students with this complete course.
- Autism Activities Workbook Bundle – build communication skills, fine motor skills, sensory play skills and daily living skills, while helping your child or students to successfully manage any difficult behaviors, with these fun, educational, printable activities.
- Sensory Communication Workbook – Build communication skills with simple sensory activities.
- How to Make a Communication Binder Guide & Workbook – Learn how to create a Communication Binder for your child or student with autism using real photos. Follow my expert guide to learn how to use it to increase communication skills.
- Zoo Animals Play Dough Mats Bundle – use these printable play dough mat to work on the names of the animals, build language skills, and increase fine motor strength and precision in a fun, sensory way!
Spring Sensory Bin
Enjoy this simple Spring sensory bin with your little learners!
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