Preschool Sensory Bin - What to Do With Your Leftover Valentine Flowers

Preschool Sensory Bin - What to Do With Your Leftover Valentine Flowers

Inside: preschool flower sensory bin

After six years of marriage, my husband knows not to get me the Orchid from Kroger on Valentine's Day. 

Now, don't get me wrong. Orchids are beautiful. I just don't have the delicate hands to keep them thriving. 

Now Gerber Daises, and Hydrangeas? They are my always and forever. (Thanks, Mom)

What better way to make use of those dying Valentine's Day flowers than to create a preschool sensory bin?

preschool sensory bin with flowers

This preschool sensory bin was an instant hit with my 2.5 year old. 

In fact, it got us talking about all the different parts of the flower. (Thank you, Google for the reminders)

Here's What We Did:

  • I poured water into our under the bed storage bin. 
  • Handed my 2.5-year-old the vase of flowers that he was already interested in. 
  • Handed my 2.5-year-old some safety scissors. 
  • Of course, stay close as your child uses the scissors. Make sure they are child blades with the rounded edges.
  • Speaking of scissors, you will love Munchins and Moms new Year of Scissor Book. 
preschool flower sensory bin

Talk about investigation! 

My 2.5 year-old wanted to know all about the different parts of the flower. 

"Look, mom. A petal!"

"What's this part called, mom?" 

*Cue Google

preschool flower sensory bin

We kept this activity outside since it is warming up and the bin is filled with water. - no brainer, right?

Typically activities with water result in a change of clothes. I didn't necessarily need my floors washed today. 

You must try this! 

Pin This for You Next Flower Arrangement! 

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