My kids are just a little obsessed with Pokémon…just a little.
Or so this is what I continue to tell myself, but quite honestly their obsession is more than just a little. Even before Pokémon Go came out, my little man was all about everything Pokémon. For us, it was an excellent way for us to engage and connect with him. We have used these tiny little Pokémon figures for everything from working on prepositions to math manipulatives and so much more. Our favorite activity though has been this Icy Pokémon Sensory Bin.
In the past we have done a variety of different icy sensory bins. They are simple to throw together, great for fine motor, and lots of fun. Some of our other favorites have been:
1. Fill an ice tray with small Pokémon toys and water. Freeze overnight. 2. Once frozen, remove from the tray and place in a sensory bin or large plastic tub. Add in a cup of salt, a cup of water, and fine motor tools. 3. Play! (if playing indoors don’t forget to play in an easy to clean area or to cover with a drop cloth).
When it comes to play there are no rules – just let your kids explore!
My little man tried to crush, pick, and peel the Pokémon out of captivity. Then he remembered from the past activities we have done just how well salt works 😉
He did get a bit frustrated with this sensory bin because the large ice cubes took longer than expected. Once he finally got one of his Pokémon free he forgot all of that frustration and had a blast rescuing the rest!