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Forest Habitat Sensory Bin Activity for Kids

Are you learning about the forest habitat for kids? This hands-on forest sensory bin is a great way for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to explore both the deciduous and coniferous forest. Use these forest activities as a way to learn about forest animals, animal life cycles, different plants, and more in a playful forest activity for kids!Are you learning about the forest habitat for kids? This hands-on forest sensory bin is a great way for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to explore both the deciduous and coniferous forest. Use these forest activities as a way to learn about forest animals, animal life cycles, different plants, and more in a playful forest activity for kids!

Forest Habitat for Kids

I created this Forest Sensory Bin to go along with my older kids study of the 50 US States and Habitats (also known as Biomes) in Science.  This forest activity for kid focuses on the deciduous forest and coniferous forest biomes which are present in North America. This forest habitat for kids is a great way for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students to have some science fun while learning alongside older homeschooled siblings. You will get to explore forest animals, forest plants, and so much more with this engaging, fun, and educational forest activity.

Scented Homesmade Sand for Sensory Bin Play

Scented Homemade Sand

The main part of the bin was the scented homemade sand I used. You can see how to make homemade sand and then just add a little peppermint extract to get a pine forest smell to it. (note: a little bit will go a long way!)

Preschool Science - forest habitat sensory bin with scented homemade sand

Forest Sensory Bin

Deciduous Forest Habitat for Preschoolers. Next we added some North American Animals and North American Trees to our scented homemade sand. We added the deciduous trees (trees whose leaves change color in the fall) to one side along with the animals you would find in that habitat (or biome).

Preschool Science - forest habitat sensory bin with scented homemade sand

Forest activities for preschoolers

Coniferous Forest Sensory Play for Toddlers. Then we added the North American Animals and North American Trees that belong in the Coniferous Forest (always green and bearing cone seeds) biome next. I gave my toddler some mini marshmallows so she could make it snow.

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Forest activities for Kids

If your kids want to build mountains that stick together out of the homemade sand just spray it with a little moisture and the homemade sand will stick together just like real sand. (Note: When the sand is wet if you have more than one color of sand the colors will blend.)

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Forest activities for toddlers

The Habitat Sensory Bin was a lot of fun for my young homeschoolers to explore and learn the same topic as my school aged kids from our Homeschool Science Curriculum.

Animal Habitats Sticker Worksheets

Animal Science

Animal Classifications for Kids Cootie Catchers Dive in to this fun Ocean Animals Lesson filled with fascinating information about the oceans, whales, star fish, sharks, and more amazing creatures. You will find engaging text, science experiments, printable worksheets, life cycles, printable crafts, label the anatomy, report templates, creative writing prompts, beautiful color flashcards, and so much more! Silly Animal Puzzles and Animal Habitats Activity for kids Here is a fun way to turn a trip to the zoo into a fun, educational sceince field trip! These zoo field trip worksheet will help your kids to explore the zoo more in-depth.  We've included zoo animals worksheet for first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Plus preschool zoo activities including zoo coloring pages perfect for toddler, preschool, and pre-k students. Finally create an animal report where kindergarten and elementary age students can draw animals they see and write down interesting information too. Simply download pdf file with zoo animal printables and you are ready to play and learn!

Animal Printables for Kids

We have lots of fun, hands on activities to teach kids about animals! Whether you are completing a zoology lesson , supplementing your homeschool science lesson, or just learning about your child’s favorite animals, we’ve got some fantastic resources filled with cute clipart and engaging activities:

DIY Lava Lamp - super easy way to make your own lava lamp with simple things you have around your house. This homemade lava lamp is such a fun science project for kids of all ages to sneak in some summer learning. This science experiment is for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and kids of all ages at home, homeschool, summer camps, classroom, etc. Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. Take your homemade playdough to a whole new level of FUN with this amazing Color Changing Playdough recipe. This is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children alike.  These super EASY to make marshmallow shooters are a must for your summer bucket list. This summer activity for kids is not only fun, but it is actually a STEM activity for kids too! Students assemble, tweak, and design this simple marshmallow cannon to try to get the most distance they can. THis is such a simple, but fun summer activities your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grdae, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will want to try over summer break!

Summer Fun

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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