Monday, June 3, 2013

Who Wants To Play With Bugs? Our Bug Sensory Tub

I am not a huge fan of bugs, but my son has been begging me to put together a bug sensory tub for him. A sensory tub/tote is a tub or a bin that you fill up with various items to let your child play with and be hands-on. Sensory activities provide children with another meaningful avenue of learning. Our bug sensory tub has a few pound of dried beans on the bottom and is covered with a variety of bugs. There are glow in the dark bugs, plastic bugs, stuffed bugs, and foam bugs-- plenty bugs to go around!! I added in a magnifying glass, plastic tweezers and a little bug carrier. My son is loving it and I am thankful that he is playing with fake bugs! 


  1. how fun! looks like a great time. i am visiting from swapbot. hope you enjoy swapping!

  2. My kids love bugs! This is a great idea.

  3. Wonderful idea!! I used to fill a tub with bird seed when the boys were little. They loved that sensation. Don't let it spill you get random grass....Didn't ever thing of the bug idea. That's so clever. Glad to follow your blog!

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  4. Boys love bugs. Soon he'll be onto bigger and better real bugs. You never know when one of these sensory tubs might fuel a life-long passion. Maybe he'll become an entomologist.‎

    Coleen, an American in Ukraine