Beach Sensory Bin

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During our afternoon in the backyard, I brought out another one of the sensory bins I recently put together for Gracen to explore.  This one was beach-themed and included all of the beach treasures Gracen’s worked so hard to collect, as well as a few fancy shells from Grandma Charlotte and a mini shovel and rake.

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After exploring both her ocean and gardening-themed bins,  she knows exactly what these bins are all about now.  She oohed and ahhed for a minute, and then got busy.

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The first thing she did was scoop up sand and fill her bowl.

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Then she flipped the giant shell and filled it up too.

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When she was done with that, she decided it was time to take all of the shells out.

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And once she had sufficiently patted the sand down, she placed each item back into the bin just so.

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She was sure to place the driftwood pieces upright and called them her “trees”.

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When she was all done, this is what her reorganized masterpiece looked like.

While she certainly enjoyed this beach sensory bin, it wasn’t as big of a hit as the others.  Maybe it’s because we have a full-sized sandbox in the backyard, or maybe because we spend so much time down at the beach, but either way, it’ll be a great addition to the growing sensory box collection we have in our solarium and perfect for those times when Mama needs a few minutes and can’t be in the backyard with her girl.

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