Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Sensory Bin and Plans/Activities...

We are getting ready to ring in 2012 together as a family! 

I saw this great idea for a New Year's number sensory bin at Mom's Heart and decided to recreate it for my boys. They loved it.
I used foam numbers from a puzzle, numbers from our play doh set, pom poms, curly string ribbons, and party blow horns from the Dollar Tree. The boys loved the new bin!

Here are two books we will read this weekend. P.Bear's New Year's Party is a sweet, counting book about a polar bear who has a new year's party with all of his friends.

We are planning our own New Year's Eve party at home this year. I decided to write  the activities on the back of party hat cut outs(that I also found at the Dollar Tree). During our family night together I will let each child choose a hat/activity for us to do. It should be a ton of fun!

Happy New Year! May God bless you all in 2012!

Linked up at:
Preschool Corner
Living Life Intentionally-TGIF 
Playing with Words--Thrifty Thursday
Show and Share Sat. -I Can Teach My Child


  1. Great New Year's sensory bin! We ran out of time for a New Year's sensory it's on to a winter themed one next week for my kiddos!

    Criss-Cross Applesauce

  2. Looks like a lot of fun, especially with the literature tie-ins!


  3. Thank you, Ladies! It should be a fun night! Lisa, I worked on a winter sensory bin this weekend too! Can't wait to see yours! I am having a lot of fun making them for my boys!

  4. These are wonderful ideas. I was at a bit of a loss as to what to do for New Year's with Liam so I haven't really planned anything.

    Love the sensory bin. I need to put together a numbers sensory bin later in the year. It's an excellent idea that can be used anytime. :)

  5. Wonderful sensory ideas. Love your blog. I'm following you now and hope you can visit my blog.

  6. Great idea Trina! Your such a wonderful Mommy and Teacher!!! XO, Aimee

    PS Maybe the Cowboys can make a come back!?!?!

  7. Thank you all for the "bloggy love"/aka comments!
    Thanks Aimee for the sweet compliments! And Susie, I love your blog, I am your newest follower.
    Jenny,Yes, the number sensory bin can be used anytime. I need to sit down with my boys to "teach" them a few things with the bin, they just play independently with them at first. But I love that too!

  8. I LOVE reading your blog! It is the first "preschool at home" type blog I read when I'm looking for new ideas. I haven't started doing this on a regular basis yet. My plan has been to gather ideas throughout the fall(& let Alyssa get on some sort of a schedule) and begin in January. Although I miss seeing you at MOPS, I love being able to keep up with you on here and see all the fun things you are doing with your boys! Keep up the great work!! :)

  9. Oh my goodness I love the idea of writing activities on the back of the little hats! So creative! We did a family game night on new years eve...(well, with my three year old....the almost one year old was asleep ;) ) Anyway my daughter LOVED it and was asking for games when she woke up in the AM. Hope you had a GREAT new years!

  10. Hi Christina and Katie! Thanks for the sweet comments. We did have a lot of fun! It was a low key, fun night at home, boys in bed by 8:30, Mommy and Daddy in bed by 11:30! Happy New Year to us!

  11. What a wonderful idea!! It looks like so much fun and so meaningful. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! Happy New Year!

  12. What a fun sensory bin & I LOVE the activity idea!! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Happy New Year,
    Beth =-)

  13. Thanks Carrie and Beth! Happy New Year to both of you also!

  14. TRINA! I featured this post today at Thrifty Thursday! Come check it out! :D


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