The secret to happy, engaged kids is sometimes as easy as filling a bin with water for them to play in. With all of the super cool activities all over the internet it’s the simplest ones that kids gravitate to again and again. Which is great for parents and teachers–who doesn’t love a low prep activity? I know I do!
This simple farm animal sensory bin can be set up in minutes and is irresistible–the kids will be begging for a turn as soon as they spot it!
Washing Farm Animal Sensory Bin
Sensory Bin Supplies
- 1-2 plastic bins (we used our water table with 2 compartments)
- dish soap
- plastic farm animals
- washcloths, brushes, sponges, etc
Farm Animal Washing Station
Before the farm animals can get clean they need to get dirty!
- Set up a muddy area for the animals by mixing some of the dirt with water. We found that getting the dirt moist but not too wet worked best for repeated washings.
- Add the dish soap to the water to create bubbles and add the animals and cleaning supplies.
- Call the kids over to play! Let them take the lead by not providing too many instructions.
This farm animal sensory bin is a great one to pull out when you need to get something done or are having “one of those” days. Playing in the dirt and the bubbles is fun for kids of all ages and a great way to turn a day around. Try it while you are making dinner!
More Farm Activities for Kids
Don’t let the fun stop here! While the kids are playing in the washing station prep one of these great farm activities.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
Farm CVC Words // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Farm Counting Cards // Playdough to Plato
Expressing Feelings on the Farm // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Count and Graph on the Farm // Sara J Creations
Pigs in the Mud Alphabet Match // The Kindergarten Connection
Farm Animal Puzzles // Powerful Mothering
Farm Play Dough Activity // Mom Inspired Life
Farm Washing Sensory Bin // Coffee Cups and Crayons
Farm Counting Book // Recipe for Teaching
Interactive Farm Book // Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station
Gross Motor Farm Game // Modern Preschool
Farm Animal Sorting // Still Playing School
Farm Fence Number Ordering Mats // Fairy Poppins
Farm Letter Sound Matching Clip Cards // Schooling a Monkey
Making Farm Footprints // Pleasantest Thing
Farm Muffin Tin Syllable Counting Game // The Educators’ Spin on It
Farm Themed Old Maid // Stay at Home Educator
Farm Emergent Reader // The Letters of Literacy
Playful Farm Animals Hands on Math // Stir the Wonder
Farm Busy Box // Teach Me Mommy
Farm Animal Ten Frame Cards // Preschool Inspirations
Farm Addition Cards // The Stem Laboratory
Interactive Math Addition Book // DIY Farm Wife
Farm Animal Sentences // (Not Pictured) The Simplified Classroom
Old MacDonald’s Farm Busy Bag // (Not Pictured) Adventures of Adam