Here are the books I chose for my son to go along with our Valentine's sensory tub since we are so busy at school working on our All Around the World study.
I mostly chose books about love or friendship that I had around the house. It was so cute tonight, after 2 days of playing with his sensory tub, he pointed to the picture of a heart in his bedtime prayer book tonight!
Here are some photos of how I put it together: (Keep in mind this is for a 1yo, so I tried to use larger items to cut down on choking hazard although the tinsel could be potentially harmful, but I am right there with him when he plays)
Plastic placemat in the bottom. (It doesn't really serve a purpose, I just decided to stick it in)
Then hearts, there are 3 different kinds each with a different texture: rough (glitter), smooth and shiny, and soft (velvet).
I added the heart-shaped measuring cups and spoons.
Silicone heart-shaped ice cube trays and cupcake tray (?)
Other random things I had: red boa, pink heart wire, a harmonica, silicone cupcake wrappers, and a frog.
Then the containers were added. He LOVES to put things in containers and the pour them out again. I used a mailbox and a lips-shaped plastic container.
Then added a heart-shaped box and a ruler.
Put a letter (made with Cricut) in the mailbox.
Next, to apply the scratch and sniff stickers for ultimate sensory experience. Chocolate flavor of course!
I wanted L to help me, but he wasn't too interested, so I did it myself.
Here is the final product.
I also purchased this small box (for .09!) because I know how much he loves opening and closing containers.
I painted that red and here's how it turned out. I also placed this into my sensory bin.
And, last but certainly not least, L's favorites: The Valentine's duckies! He can make the sound of a duck, so cute!!!
Oh, and I got most of the materials from Deals, Target, and Michael's.