Patriotic USA Sensory Play With Safari Ltd. + Free Printable

Patriotic Sensory Play With Safari LTD Toobs

We recently had the pleasure of partnering with Safari LTD and received some of their awesome miniature figurines to use for our activities. They have a wide range of figurines to choose from. In honor of the 4th of July coming up, we whipped up this fun sensory bin using their USA Toob set.



This set features 12 historical landmarks and symbols that are significant to the USA. My little ones absolutely love sensory play so I knew I wanted to somehow incorporate them into a sensory bin to make it more toddler friendly. Toob figurines are the perfect size for little hands.


Patriotic Sensory Play With Safari LTD Toobs


I added some red, white, and blue rice to one of our bins and tossed in the figurines.


Patriotic Sensory Play With Safari LTD Toobs


I briefly discussed what each of the landmarks were and then let the kids begin to explore. They immediately decided that keeping the rice separate wasn’t happening and transformed it into a beautiful red, white, and blue concoction. The figurines were buried and unburied dozens of times, used as scoops and shovels, and stacked on top of each other like blocks.


Patriotic Sensory Play With Safari LTD Toobs


I knew I wanted to take this bin one step further so I whipped up these cards to be used for matching the landmarks.

Patriotic Sensory Play With Safari LTD Toobs: Free Printable Matching Cards Patriotic Sensory Play With Safari LTD Toobs: Free Printable Matching Cards

Patriotic Sensory Play With Safari LTD Toobs: Free Printable Matching Cards


I took these pictures of each landmark myself and then removed the background so they would be solid white behind. I have blank cards and ones with words as well. Little Miss immediately knew what to do and started pulling landmarks from the bin and matching them up the cards. She loved repeating what each of the landmarks were when she matched them up.

Patriotic Sensory Play With Safari LTD Toobs: Free Printable Matching Cards

Patriotic Sensory Play With Safari LTD Toobs: Free Printable Matching Cards


We first used the cards that were just the picture and when she wanted to do it again we added the name cards.

Patriotic Sensory Play With Safari LTD Toobs: Free Printable Matching CardsPatriotic Sensory Play With Safari LTD Toobs: Free Printable Matching Cards


I showed her how the sound we heard at the beginning of each word matched with the sound those letters make. The sound to letter associations are starting to click and it is simply magical watching her get closer and closer to reading and spelling simple words.


Patriotic Sensory Play With Safari LTD Toobs


Want to recreate this bin for yourself? Here’s what you will need to do so. Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience.

-Bin

-Rice died red and blue + plain rice (I add rice to a bag, add a little liquid watercolor, and a splash of vinegar, shake and lay out on parchment paper to dry.)

-Safari LTD USA SuperToob set: You can get these on Amazon or directly on their website.

-USA Figurine Cards (Free Download below)


Add your rice to the bin, bury the figurines in it, and let your little learners go to town exploring. If you want to use the cards just simply print the set or sets you want, laminate if you wish for durability and cut them apart and give them to your children and let them get their match game on.


Seriously simple to set up and is a great introduction to USA historical landmarks and symbols for young learners.


||CLICK HERE FOR A FREE COPY OF THE SYMBOLS AND LANDMARKS CARDS||


Patriotic Sensory Play With Safari LTD Toobs: Free Printable Matching Cards


We partnered with Safari LTD for this post. All ideas and opinions are our own.


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