Once Valentine’s Day is over in our house, we move on to leprechaun and pots of gold. St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and we’re already trying fun Irish activities to celebrate! If you are looking for some simple and fun St. Patrick’s Day STEM Sensory bins, you’ve come to the right place.
These St. Patrick’s Day Sensory STEM activities are full of everything rainbow, gold, and St. Patrick’s Day.
Use these STEM sensory bins in your preschool or kindergarten classroom to complete STEM activities even with the youngest kids!
Kids will love these St. Patrick’s Day STEM activities for preschool and kindergarten.
Try these activities in your science or STEM center at school, or do them at home with your own kids!
Why Do Sensory STEM Activities?
A sensory bin is designed to help children explore the world using their senses. Sensory bins are ideal for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and kids with special needs.
Most young children are sensory seekers, and a young child will remember more about a topic if she or he can feel and touch the object that you are teaching about.
A STEM-focused sensory bin helps establish a love for science and STEM topics even at the youngest level. Kids are naturally curious, and science and STEM is all about answering those questions that so many preschoolers have about the world.
Through touch, exploration, and research, even the youngest kids can learn a lot about science and how the world works.
Kids who are introduced to science and STEM from the start are more likely to have a love for STEM topics as they continue their school careers and enter into careers as an adult.
If you don’t want the mess of bins, you can also make science discovery bottles for your class for quick science learning.
What Do Kids Learn with STEM Sensory Bins?
Kids can learn a lot with St. Patrick’s Day STEM sensory bins. Young children can learn topics including:
- Cause and effect
- Color mixing
- Sorting and classifying
- Scientific terms
- Math terms
- Spatial awareness
- The scientific method
The goal of STEM activities at the preschool and toddler level is to explore the world and learn the basics of the scientific method, the creative process, and how to tie all elements of science, technology, engineering, and math together.
Sensory bins are the first path toward establishing a love of STEM topics that will last a lifetime.
In addition to establishing a love of science and exploration, sensory bins help children explore the world creatively and inspires them to ask the big questions that will one day change our world.
How to Create Your Own STEM Bin
If you want to make a STEM bin, there are just a few things you need to incorporate. First, read this article on setting up a STEM center in the classroom, or how to set up a STEM center at home.
Next, read this article on how to create your own STEM bin.
For the short lesson, what you need is a small area for storing your STEM supplies. From there, you’ll need to collect the supplies for that bin and place it in a tub that the children can access as needed. Put the lesson plan and worksheets inside the bin as well for easy STEM learning!
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St. Patrick’s Day Science Sensory Bins for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Kids will love these hands-on St. Patrick’s Day STEM sensory bins. Learn about science, technology, engineering, and math all while celebrating the luckiest holiday of the year!
St. Patrick’s Day STEM Bins for Kindergarten and Preschool
Try these STEM sensory bin ideas for preschool and kindergarten!
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