Superhero Sensory Sink

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I had a great post written to introduce this new mini series Sensory Sink Play with Little Bins for Little Hands.  I sat down to schedule it and it was gone!!  Luckily I had all the photos still on my hard drive.  Now I sit down to try and make it just as good.
 
My Nearest and Dearest teamed up for Sensory Sink Sundays in 2013.  It was so much fun.  When Sarah mentioned teaming up for a mini sink series I was all in!  The link above shares a little on sensory sinks and gives links to past sensory sink play. For this new Sensory Sink Play series, Little Bins for Little Hands and FSPDT will bring you 3 fun days of inspiration for sink play.  Today we kick off with Superhero Sensory Sink.  Perfect theme for my superhero loving family.  
Superhero Sensory Sink

 Superhero Sensory Sink


Sensory sinks are easy to set up and surprisingly not very messy. Put a towel down on the floor and clean up is pretty easy.  My kids have just as much fun rinsing out the sink as they do playing. Sensory sinks are great for exploring sight, touch, sound, possibly scent and taste.  This depends on what is used as a filler in the sink.

Superhero Sensory Sink

What we used:

white construction paper

sharpies

superheros 

black pillowcase 

sprinkles

soap foam

Superhero Sensory Sink

How to make soap foam:

Take dish soap and add it to a bowl of water.  Take hand mixer and mix together until foam appears.  I added neon green food coloring after to get green monster foam.

Superhero Sensory Sink

I just kept adding the food coloring until it was the color green I wanted.  This soap foam was the perfect sink safe sensory filler for playtime.

Superhero Sensory Sink



How to set up Superhero Sink:

Start with a black pillowcase or paper, whatever you have on hand. We had a pillowcase so that is what I used.  I then created the city by cutting white construction paper into rectangles.  Then I drew “windows” with yellow sharpies on them.  I taped the pillowcase and “city buildings” up on the mirror.

Superhero Sensory Sink

I came up with a fun story line for our sink play.  I have been watching way too many superhero movies.  The soap foam monster was set free by the crazy Joker.  The monster has started covering the city in foam!  No one can save the city except the superheros we love.

Superhero Sensory Sink


The superheros that came to help today: Hulk, Iron Man, Wolverine, and Spider-man.  The soap foam monster and Joker do not stand a chance.

Superhero Sensory Sink

Of course we had to have some cars in there for playtime.  I just set them up as part of the city.

I left the bowl of soap foam in the sink for playtime. Big brother 5yr was so excited when he walked into the bathroom.  He could not wait to start playing.

Superhero Sensory Sink

I explained the scene to him and he went to work aiding the superheros in capturing the soap monster.  He has fun “sprinkle bombs” to throw at the monster and his foam.

Superhero Sensory Sink

I love all the colors of the sprinkles in the foam.  This is a good time to go over colors.  The foam is a fun texture to explore.

Superhero Sensory Sink

After playing in the foam for a while he turned on the water faucet.

Superhero Sensory Sink

 

I moved the monster to the side of the sink when he turned the water on.  I love that he quickly took a cup and covered him with it.

Superhero Sensory Sink

Be ready to be put under a cup monster!

Superhero Sensory Sink

He continued to scoop and pour water and play with his superhero characters for a long time.  I had to pull him away.  We dumped the bowl over after the water had been on for a few minutes.  Then he had the sink to play in.

Superhero Sensory Sink
 
Head over to Little Bins for Little Hands to see what hero fun they had in their Icy Super Hero Sensory Sink Rescue
 
 
 
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More soap foam fun from others:
 
Soapy Sensory Foam from Hands on as We Grow
 
Soap Foam by Fun at Home With Kids
 
Ivory Soap Foam by Little Bins for Little Hands
 
More Superhero fun here: 

10+ Superhero Activities for Kids and Birthday Party Ideas

10+ Superhero Activities for Kids
 
 
       


We would love to see what sink fun you have had before or can come up with.  Link up your sensory sinks below!

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