We have been having lots of fun studying Dr. Seuss this week. We’ve read lots of books, done a few Seuss crafts, and the kids enjoyed getting their hands a bit messy with this Dr. Seuss-inspired sensory bin.
Sensory play is fun for kids of all ages. Adding in the letter tiles gives this sensory bin an added learning twist you can easily modify to meet your child’s needs.
(Related: Check out our Dr. Seuss-Inspired Crafts/Activities Page.)
- Large Shallow Container
- Shaving Cream
- Red Decorating Sugar
- Plastic Eggs
- Letter Tiles
- Water Beads (optional)
To set up the bin, fill several plastic eggs with letter tiles that spell some of the words from the book Green Eggs and Ham. (For example: ham, Sam, fox, box, house, mouse) As an extra little surprise, I also included a handful of water beads to each plastic egg. (This is totally optional.)
Spray the bottom of a large plastic container with shaving cream. To give it red stripes (like the cat’s hat), use a bit of red decorating sugar. (Quick and easy is always a plus!)
As each egg is open, challenge your child to unscramble the letters to form one of the words from Green Eggs and Ham. Younger children may need help with this. See if they can match up the rhyming pairs once all the words are formed.
Of course, once all the words are unscrambled, the kids will have to get a bit messy.
I hope your child loves this Dr. Seuss activity as much as we did.
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