It's time for March's Sensory Tub reveal. This month's theme is St. Patrick's Day.
Of course you have to go green for St. Paddy's Day but I just didn't have it in me to dye a bunch of rice green. I was kinda burnt out on the rice so I had to come up with something else to use that would allow me to hide the treasures well enough and something that would give a different feeling on Bean's hands when she went searching.
I've seen other sensory tubs done with dried beans so I thought I would look around on that aisle at the grocery store for inspiration. My first thought was to use some dried white beans until I spied the dried split peas. Ah ha! Perfect.
We bought 4 bags of dried split peas at .89 each = $3.56.
The peas have a completely different feel than rice does. These are smoother. You just want to dig your hands down into them. Hubz said "wow, you should make a pillow or something and use these". Of course then he realized to whom he was speaking and remembered that I am still scared of my brand new sewing machine and said "or not".
I was short on money this month which meant no new treasures from the dollar store for the tub. I had to search around the house for these goodies.
Here are the treasures:
Gold glitter chipboard letters that spell out "lucky"
A green plastic slinky from a birthday party favor bag
Some purple glass flowers and green glass stones
A couple of frog erasers (dunno why I added frogs but I did)
A tiny terracotta pot that serves as the pot of gold, and
A little gnome I've had sitting on a desk. He's playing the part of the leprechaun.
Since I used items I already had, the total cost of this month's box was $3.56 for the beans.