St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin for toddlers to Learn Numbers

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Create a St Patrick’s Sensory bin that focuses on counting. This sensory bin is great for toddlers and preschoolers that are learning to count and recognize numbers.

Work on fine motor skills while feeding the leprechaun using a spoon and practice one on one counting when matching the objects of the card with each item.

St. Patrick's Day sensory bin
St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin with free printable

St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin Free Printable and setup


How to Set up a St Patrick Sensory Bin

Start by making yellow colored rice, we used lemon scented using the below recipe.

St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin Counting Cards

Print out the free counting cards and laminate them so they last longer. I created these cards as a kit last year and it was a great success! These cards go up to the number 6.

The set of counting cards is great for practicing counting and learning number recognition (number recognition is ideal for two and three-year-olds).

Feed The Leprechaun

Cut out the mouth of the leprechauns and place them over a cup, securing them with tape or a piece of playdough.

Feed the leprechaun is a fun activity that kids love! With its mouth wide open, it is ready to be fed. What can you feed him? rice, coins, shamrocks! the possibilities are endless! this is the perfect activity to work on sensory play and practice those fine motor skills of using a spoon, pouring.

Play a matching game!

Match the items showed on each card to the St. Patrick’s themed embellishment.

You can also hide the embellishments under the rice and have your toddler dig and look for them.

Can you count all the coins as you dig them out?

How about we find everything that is the color green

Learn New Words

Work on language development as you introduce new vocabulary

Vocabulary words worked on through this sensory bin kit:

  • Leprechaun
  • Pot of Gold
  • Shamrock
  • Rainbow

Practice Colors

With its vibrant colors, this sensory bin is great to work on practicing colors. Yellow Rice, Green Shamrock, Black Pot, Yellow Coin

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