We have been experimenting a lot lately with Sensory Bins. These are great for all ages. All three of my boys enjoy playing with the bins (ages: 1, 5, and 7). They are easy to make and most of the time you have everything you need around the house. For our St Patricks Day sensory bin we grabbed a couple cups of rice out of the pantry and used vinegar and food coloring to color it green. Then we added some good coins that we had in the toy chest, some rainbow ribbon, a measuring cup, and colored a couple shamrocks. Who knew a bin full of colored rice and forgotten toys could provide hours of playtime!