One of my favorite spring books is Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson* and it’s easy to pair a simple spring sensory bin! Sensory Bins don’t have to be fancy and this one is so flexible!
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Pair it with the Articulation Garden Sensory Bin Activity Cards and you’re all set with target words for your speech therapy groups.
First, we paired some fine motor tools and a carrot size sorting cube with split peas. Split peas are great because they don’t require you to color/dye anything! One less step but still beautiful filler! I always love using edible fillers too because it lessens an accidental swallowing problem. In our house it’s usually from nosy dogs in addition to the toddler! Here’s a round up of easy edible sensory bin fillers.
Also, this year I ordered a Flisat Table accessory from Etsy. It’s a little funnel holder! Just three simple circles. You could make one from cardboard too! We put fillable carrots in the table for scooping and pouring.
Split Pea Filler (no coloring required!)
Next up, this little size sorting carrot set was something I ordered when my son was young that has stayed in constant rotation in the toy room. It’s surprisingly keeping his interest for well over a year now plus the carrots go well with so many themes! Sometimes we keep them in the farm set, other times in the kitchen! Plus they are perfect for spring.
The speech and language targets:
Articulation: Heavy focus on K and G here. Used the Articulation Garden targets for all sounds though.
Language: Size words (comparing carrot sizes), Empty and Full, Positional concepts (vegetables that grow in the dirt and on top), “Too many”, Inferences and Sharing/Friendship Concepts from the book, Color words, Comparing filled carrots.
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