Westward Expansion Sensory Bin

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Westward Expansion Sensory Bin

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Our Westward Expansion Sensory Bin gives my preschool, toddler, kindergarten, and 1st & 2nd grader some hands on sensory fun exploring American History!
Westward Expansion Sensory Bin

Wild West Sensory Bin - Digging for Gold and more!

I created this Westward Expansion Sensory Bin to go along with our unit in history. I thought it would be fun for my tot & preschooler to play along as big brother learned. I surprised by how much Goofy loved playing too!
Westward Expansion Sensory Bin

The main part of the bin is brown rice.  I added flags and black yarn to show the Oregon Trail Route we were studying about (from Independence, Missouri to Oregon). The figures are all from the Wild West Toob. The number wagons are from my {free} Wild West MEGA pack – your child can practice counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, or 10s.
Westward Expansion Sensory Bin

I added “gold” fusion beads to represent the gold found during the Gold Rush in 1849. The kids had fun panning for gold.

Westward Expansion Sensory Bin

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