Ladybug Sensory Bin

This ladybug sensory bin is a great addition to an insect study, ladybug study, or preschool classroom. Set it up and invite kids to explore.

Kids discover through their senses, sensory bins like this one invites them to explore and ask questions which will increase their learning on on the subject.

This sensory bin contains small parts. Adult supervision should always be used when small kids play.

Ideas for Ladybug Sensory Bin Play

Let kids play as they want with the bin, but when their attentions start to wander try these other ideas:

  • Count the ladybugs
  • Play hide and seek with the ladybugs in the bin
  • Sort the items in the bin

Materials Needed for a Ladybug Sensory Bin

Ladybugs – We used small wood ladybugs but you can use any small ladybug toys or even buttons. Have your kids paint stones into ladybugs as a fun activity!

Sensory Bin – You can use any bin or tray you might have on hand. I like to use bins with lids so you can store them away easily.

Moss – You can buy packages of moss for pretty cheap or simply grab some handfuls of long grass if there are no allergies in your household. Another option is use artificial grass.

Plants – Use artificial plants, leaves and/or flowers.

Sticks – We used wood pieces, but you could also just go out and grab sticks off the ground.

Rocks – Use found rocks or stones.

Books to Expand your Ladybug Study

Are You A Ladybug? by Deborah J Short

It’s a Good Thing There Are Ladybugs by Joanne Mattern

The Life Cycle of A Ladybug by Colleen Sexton

Activities to Expand your Ladybug Study

Looking for more Sensory Bin Ideas?

Check out some of the other sensory bins we have created:

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This Gardening Inspired Sensory Bin is the perfect kids activity for engaging busy little gardeners this summer. Let your kids plant a garden with a little imaginative play.

How to Build a Ladybug Sensory Bin

Supplies:

  • Ladybug buttons or small toys
  • Sensory bin
  • Artificial grass/moss
  • Artificial plants/leaves and/or flowers
  • Sticks or mini wood pieces
  • Stones and/or rocks

Directions:

Add the grass/moss to the bin. Spread out into an even layer.

Place the plants/leaves/flowers.

Add the wood pieces, stones/rocks, and ladybugs into the bin.

Have the child explore the contents of the sensory bin and observe the interactions!

Count the ladybugs, too!

Ladybug Sensory Bin

Ladybug Sensory Bin

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Materials

  • Ladybug buttons or small toys
  • Sensory bin
  • Artificial grass/moss
  • Artificial plants/eaves and/or flowers
  • Sticks or mini wood pieces
  • Stones and/or rocks

Instructions

Add the grass/moss to the bin. Spread out into an even layer.

Place the plants/leaves/flowers, wood pieces, stones/rocks, and ladybugs into the bin.

Have the child explore the contents of the sensory bin and observe the interactions! Count the ladybugs, too!



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