Not only are sensory bins a fun activity for kids, but they also expose them to new concepts! Playing with sensory bins help children develop fine-motor skills and sensory perception (which aids in brain growth and development.) This fun birthday party game will allow the guests to use their imaginations, sort by color, and explore their favorite Tonies characters!
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Tonies Rainbow Sensory Bin
- Storage bin
- Froot Loops cereal
- Mixing bowl
- Assorted Tonies characters
- Measuring cups, spoons, small bowls
- Start with an empty bin.
- Pour Froot Loops cereal into a large bowl. Have your children help by sorting the cereal in the bowl by color, and arranging it into a rainbow inside of the empty bin.
- Collect your Tonies characters and sort them by color. Add the Tonies to the bin on top of the corresponding color.
- You can also add some scoopers (measuring cups or pinch bowls work great) to let your children play with.
- Let your kids' imaginations run wild!
Paper Plate Craft
This fun paper plate craft allows little ones to create their favorite Tonies characters! Each of the birthday party guests has the chance to choose which Tonie character they want to make. With just a few simple materials, the children can practice their fine motor skills and coordination by cutting with scissors, gluing construction paper, and applying the googly eyes. This activity is sure to be a birthday party favorite!
- Paper plate
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Black marker
- Googly eyes
Using crayons or colored pencils, color the center circle of your paper plate the color you would like your character to be. Cut out the circle, leaving a little bit of space around the edge.
Next, with your pencil, draw shapes on your construction paper to add to your character (i.e. dog ears, a fairy helmet, car fur etc.) and cut them out. (You can place your paper plate circle on top for size reference.)
Glue the construction paper pieces to your paper plate circle with your glue stick. Cut off any extra pieces of the paper plate tansy you don’t want showing.
With your black marker, draw your character’s nose and smile. For the dog or cat, draw a mouth from the nose with your black marker and add some dots for whiskers. You can cut out a red tongue from construction paper and glue it to the mouth. Or use your crayon to color the tongue. Use your black marker to draw any additional details like hair for the creative Tonie character and the fairy.
Finally, glue your googly eyes into place. Wait for them to dry and enjoy playing with your DIY Tonie character!