Using Sensory Bins to Teach the Bible

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Thank you, Annette, for allowing me to share with your readers today in your series, 30 Days of the Bible. Hi, my name is Alecia and I am a blogger at Learning 2 Walk where I try to make the homeschooling lifestyle simple. Today I will be sharing with you how you can help your children learn about the Bible through a few preschool sensory activities– namely sensory bins.

Teach your little ones about the Bible through Sensory Bins!! It's fun, easy and they will remember the stories for years! Day 10 ~ 30 Days of Bible ::

First of all, let me say sensory bins are a fantastic learning tool. Once you have the basics covered, they can be fairly quick to put together and children love it. If you have never created a sensory bin, then simply hop on over and read this post quickly, I will wait.

Now that you are knowledgeable about what a sensory bin is, the benefits, as well as how to create and store a sensory bin, we can proceed. Let’s address how we can use this knowledge to teach a child about the Bible.

Step 1: Pick A Bible Story

This step is pretty self explanatory. What story do you want to introduce to your child? If they have already been exposed to the story, is there anything in particular you want them to focus on? We chose Daniel and the Lion’s Den, mainly because my daughter is currently obsessed with playing with her lion sensory bin.

Step 2: What Part of the Story Do You Want to Highlight?

Now that we know that we are focusing on Daniel in the Lion’s Den, what scene of the story do you want to display in your bin? For me it would be Daniel in the lion’s den with a (few) lions around him.

Step 3: Make It Happen

Now to put those creative mind to work. What do we use to represent Daniel? A simple doll could work. If you have no dolls, grab a picture of a man from a magazine and past him to a craft stick.

Next, we need a base. How do you think the floors of the den looked? I imagine brown and dusty and so I used a brown stone base. If you don’t have this handy then grab some dirt from outside! Yup use what you have around.

Once we have our Daniel and the base, we need to get a lion or 2 in there, as well as a few stones and your sensory bin is complete.

daniel in the lions den sensory bin

With your completed sensory bin, re-read the Bible story and ask a few questions. How do you think Daniel felt? Have you ever been scared?

Sensory bins can be a fantastic teaching tool to little ones and to be honest, I am always fascinated at how creative I can get and hearing my daughter say, “Wow, that’s cool Mommy!” I hope your next Bible lesson will be a sensory one!
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
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