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Icy Igloo Sensory Bins (Tool Required)


Development Level: Infant

Learning Areas: Science, ECSEL

Overview: Houses, homes, and shelters around the world come in all shapes and sizes, and can be made from many different materials! Encourage children’s sensory exploration with this icy activity inspired by Inuit and indigenous snow structures.


  • ECSEL Tool: Our Emotions Cards
  • Ice cubes
  • Printed-out pictures of igloos
  • Printed-out pictures of different kinds of homes, houses, and structures
  • Sensory bags (or resealable plastic bags)
  • Plastic bin or sensory bin
  • Plastic cups
  • Large towel (to put under the bin)
  • Optional: mittens for children to wear
This lesson requires Our Emotions Cards. Click here to purchase or learn more about this tool.

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