I’m all about reusing items from sensory bins, if at all possible. It keeps things affordable, shows kids creative thinking, and helps reduce waste. So this fun, batty Stellaluna activity has a few items from our Star Wars sensory bin.
batty, sensory Stellaluna activity
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Dye the chick peas and bow tie pasta ahead of time. To do this, put them in a bag, squirt some liquid watercolors in, close the bag, and shake everything up. Once everything was evenly colored, set them out to dry on a tray. Since I already had that done from a previous sensory bin, I was able to skip this step.
Cut out a moon shape from the craft foam.
Place the black chickpeas into a small container. Add the stars (yellow craft gems) and moon to the “night sky.” Next come the bats (black bow tie pasta), and that’s it! This night sky sensory bin was super easy to set up. I think it would be perfect to accompany a reading of Stellaluna! It could also be used when learning about bats, nocturnal animals, or even when setting up some non-scary Halloween activities.
How would your kiddos/students use this Stellaluna activity? My son’s already set up a few games of “bat hide-and-seek” with me!
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