Last week’s theme for Discover & Explore was polar animals. There were many great resources shared for teaching kids about the animals of the arctic and Antarctica. These sensory bins looked especially fun, and they are a great way to help kids engage in pretend play about the facts they are learning in books and other learning activities.
Polar Animals Sensory Bins
Antarctic Iceberg from Crayon Box Chronicles
Snow and Ice Penguin Small World from Stir the Wonder
Penguin Small World Play in the Sand Table from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes
Arctic Small World from Crayon Box Chronicles
Aurora Borealis Sensory Bin from Life Lesson Plans
Arctic Sensory Bins Two Ways from Life Lesson Plans
Simple Arctic Ice Sensory Play from Gift of Curiosity
Arctic Ice Simulation Science and Sensory Play from Still Playing School
Mess-Free Polar Bear Sensory Bin from Sugar Aunts
Penguin Salt Tray from Fantastic Fun and Learning
These posts and other highlights have been pinned to the Discover and Explore Pinterest Board.
Remember to read some polar animal books to go along with playtime. Our polar animal book list includes fiction and nonfiction book suggestions and a free printable with the book list and a free writing activity sheet.