Animals, Reptile, Insects, & Their Habitats

Batty about you

Skill builders This is a bin that opens discussion on what a bats habitat would look like, how they fly, and their radar Bats are major in our environment and they help keep insects under control. Neon colors Turquoise, orange, purple, lime green Vocabulary Bats, Habitat, Radar, Night Vision, Guano, Sleep Upside Down Ingredients Rubber black…

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Snakes

Skill builders Working on the color orangey-red. Another example of neon colors- red, green, blue, yellow, orange Pouring and scooping Talking on snakes and how they all look different     Vocabulary Orange, Red, Yellow, Snakes, Lizards Ingredients Orangey red fish tank gravel Neon snakes and lizards Cups and spoons Note   books & Clock…

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Insects, insects everywhere

Skill builder To place the insects on the square of color that matches the insect. This process builds color recognition. Vocabulary words Brown, purple, orange, black, yellow, green Ingredients This is a great bin to  group together sensory materials that look a little dingy.  Put with black  liquid watercolor in a Ziploc bag and mix…

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Itsy-bitsy spider

Skill Builders literacy builder by learning the poem “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider”. Learning that the words are symbols that we read. Talk about fun facts on spiders and how they help our environment. If you have a book on real spiders, it enhances this bin. You can discuss how spiders are a fun thing that we…

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I fall to pieces

Skill Builder Educating children about bone structure. This bin teaches short, medium, and long by measuring the different lengths of bones. This is a fun unit to do at Halloween to discuss skeletons. Learning about real skeletons and pretend skeletons.  That the bone structure does not move unless it’s inside of a body that is living.…

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Friends From Fairyland

Teaches literacy (children can act out the Tinker Bell fairy story that is read to them) creative play  identifying insects (you can have the children count out the insects) Vocabulary words  spring, fairies, Caterpillar, birds, mice, Ingredients died green rice play figures from Tinkerbell and other collections fake flowers and greenery You can change it…

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Show Me a Real Frog

Frog Sensory Bin

Teaches The photo shows the organs inside of a real frog what the frog eats their habitat where they live Ingredients dyed blue rice assorted plastic frogs Lily pad and greenery and Driftwood laminated picture of the anatomy of a frog Note: I like to sit with the group of children and walk them through…

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On Golden Pond

Teaches fine motor skills on manipulating the mixer sink and float fine motor skills pumping the soap dispenser Vocabulary words sink, float , mix, squirt, pond Ingredients plastic frogs/ frog soap dispenser Styrofoam glass beads plastic dish from a TV dinner hand mixer piece of wood from a block center plastic rake / watering can…

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Lounging at the Lake

Skill builders counting from 1 to 6 matching incremental dots to each number number recognization creative play fine motor skills using tongs, baster’s Vocabulary words green, numbers one through six, pond, frog Ingredients  rubber shamrocks black sharpie marker to mark dots and numbers rubber frogs frog soap dispenser tongs, baster, cup fish tank gravel /…

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