Ancient Egypt sensory bin

It’s so much fun to create things for the kids to explore. And even better when it isn’t too messy and is quick to put together! I created a sensory bin for our ‘Egypt week’ by filling a tub with some rice (uncooked), and hiding some ancient Egyptian artefacts inside (see link below). I made a sheet (Crib sheet for ancient egypt) for my 4yo to match the objects he was finding to the pictures. It then meant we could talk about what each one was. I certainly learnt a lot putting it together! My son got really into it, and found his Lego diggers and used them to go searching. He probably spent a couple of hours playing with it over the course of a few days. I will definitely be repeating this one, perhaps with different objects to find.

Here are the links to information about each element of the sheet:

Pyramids of Giza ; Anubis ; King Tutankhamun ; Great Sphinx of Giza; Egyptian goddess Isis;   Scarab beetle; Bastet; Queen Nefertiti; Ancient Egyptian god Re; ThothEgyptian mummies

Here is a link to the tube of Ancient Egyptian artefacts. Please note that this is an affiliate link, which means that if you purchase the item here I get a small commission at no cost to you.


Hi! I’m Claire, stay-at-home-mum to two gorgeous boys and a lovely girl. My kids are energetic, spirited and full-of-life, and they certainly keep me on my toes. I love spending time with them and seeing them learn and experience new things – I hope that this blog will give you ideas to try out on the children in your life!

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