Grinch Christmas Sensory Bin
Don’t be a grinch…be a Cindy Lou Who! Make this Grinch Christmas Sensory Bin for the favorite littles in your life! With peppermint-scented rice, this is sure to be a hit with children of all ages!
One of my very favorite classic Christmas books to read to my kids each year is How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. This year for our #HandsOnChristmas series with Toddler Approved, we decided to make a Grinch-themed Christmas Sensory Bin.
We have done other literature-based sensory bins in the past (Are You My Mother? and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) and they always offer a fun invitation to play after reading a beloved book!
This hands-on Christmas activity is so much fun for older toddlers (who no longer put things in their mouths), preschoolers, and even early elementary kiddos!
Materials for the Grinch Christmas Sensory Bin
- 10 cups of rice, divided
- 3.5 tablespoons vinegar, divided
- Electric Green Food Coloring
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- 2-3 gallon-size plastic zip-top bags
- Large plastic tub (the under-the-bed depth works best)
- Clear Plastic Christmas Ornaments
- Funnels and Measuring Cups
- Large Christmas Bulbs (they are solar powered and I purchased them at the Dollar Tree)
The hardest part of this sensory tub is dyeing the rice. Once it is done, you can continue to use it for an assortment of sensory bins in the future (it would be great to use in springtime as the color looks like grass)!