Homeschooling Science

Space Sensory Bin

Looking for a fun, hands-on way for your preschooler/toddler to explore and imagine to the thrill of our solar system? Here is a fun way to make a sensory bin those little hands are sure to love.

What I used:

4 bags of black sand (dollar store)

dried black beans

diamonds/gems for stars

astronaut and spaceship clipart that I laminated

marbled 3D planets

And that’s it! Super simple, fun textures, and lots of colorful planets.

Want more ideas for your space unit? Check out:

Space ship mission control board

Marble Painted Planets

Marble 3D Planets

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  • Reply Lucia March 1, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Where do you find the black sand? I have a dollar tree close

    • Reply admin February 23, 2023 at 4:57 am

      Hi Lucia, so sorry for the late response, yes we got ours from the dollar tree!

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