Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Lavender Sensory Bin

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Lavender Sensory Bin

Rocks, “dirt”, and wheels! All things my little man dreams of. Lately in this house Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by.Sherri Duskey Rinker has been a favorite. I have lost count of how many times it has been read. It is such a fun book for all those big truck lovin’ kids out there! This Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Lavender Sensory Bin was created out of my sons love for this book. Now we can read, play, and begin to wind down before nap time (instead of fighting over no trucks to bed)…

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Lavender Sensory Bin

While this is a pretty basic rice sensory bin, we did do one thing to make it extra special. Here’s a hint- absolutely no rubbing alcohol or vinegar was used to dye the rice…and it smells wonderful!

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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Lavender Sensory Bin

Exploring the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Sensory Bin

{find instructions on how to make rice at the end of this post}

One of the great things about using lavender in sensory play is that it is an amazing way to help kids calm down, which makes this a perfect pre-nap sensory bin. While at times I can struggle to remember this, play does not need to be complicated to be fun!

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Lavender Sensory Bin

In fact, the less complicated play such as this is the more a child is forced to use their imagination. The kids had way too much fun acting out the book and adding on to the story. Through play we discovered that the little backhoe just did not want to take a nap. This led to the perfect opportunity for us to discuss what Meatball was feeling and act out how to handle those emotions!

So simple yet so much fun!!

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Lavender Sensory Bin

Prep Time 15 minutes
Author Parenting Chaos

Ingredients

  • Rice
  • Blue and Purple Food Dye
  • Lavender Essential Oils buy here
  • Rocks
  • Construction Vehicle Toys
  • Rubbermaid Bin
  • 2 Ziploc Bags

Instructions

  1. Separate your rice evenly into the two Ziploc bags.
  2. Add 5-10 drops of essential oil into your rice.
  3. Add as 10-15 drops of food dye into each bag (blue in one, purple in the other).
  4. Seal Ziploc bag and shake vigorously.
  5. Pour rice into Rubbermaid and set aside to dry for about an hour.
  6. Once dry add in rocks and toys.
  7. Play!

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