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Sea Star Sensory Bin Search and Find {Free Printables}

We have had a blast working through the Ocean Guide by The Peaceful Press this week. It really jump started our imaginations and lead to all sorts of fun ocean-themed crafts and activities. Sensory bins are always a huge hit with our kids but this time we really took it to the next level by adding in a fun search and find element with a set of adorable sea star printables.

Sea Star Sensory Bin Search and Find {Free Printables}

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If you’re rounding up fun crafts and activities to do with the kids for your next ocean themed unit study or morning basket, you will definitely want to add this fun sea star search + find game to your list!

Supplies you’ll need for this activity:

To play the game:

  1. Print out two copies of the sheet, laminate them (optional), and cut out the sea stars from one card. We didn’t laminate them this time – we simply used cardstock and they seem to be holding up just fine but for added durability, laminating them would be a great idea.
  2. Fill a basket or bin with your ocean-themed goodies.
  3. Hide the sea star cards in your sensory bin.
  4. Invite your child to find the sea stars, placing them on their match on the sheet beside them.
  5. Swap! Have your child hide the sea stars so that you can find them.
  6. Have fun hiding and finding sea stars while practicing numbers and colors.
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Sea Star Sensory Bin Search and Find {Free Printables}
Sea Star Sensory Bin Search and Find {Free Printables}

Money and time saving tip:

We signed up for the HP Instant Ink program over a year ago and absolutely love it! They offer several different plans (such as $4.99 for 100 pages a month) and will automatically send you new cartridges before you even need them.

We are now saving SO MUCH money (and time) on ink and I don’t feel guilty about printing out new printables and playdough mats each day. If you want to check it out, ordering through our link here will give you 1 free month.

You can use just about any HP printer but we’ve been using this compact one and absolutely love it! The color is gorgeous and matches my decor (we’ll call that a win!) and the size is smaller than any printer I’ve ever owned which is great for small spaces (or living room/dining room offices).

Between HP Instant Ink and our compact printer, my printing life truly has become so much easier to print all these fun playdough mats and activity sheets we’ve been making lately.

To round the corners as we did, we recommend this corner punch. It was such a great investment and is used all the time! It works great on everything from printer paper and cardstock to laminated paper. It really takes the printables to the next level! Also, it’s nice not to have to worry about getting poked with those sharp corners.

How to Access this Free Sea Star Search + Find Game Printable:

You can access this freebie, along with all our freebies, from our resource library of printables. If you are a subscriber, login information has been provided to you in the welcome email.

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The kids have been having such a blast with this sensory bin search and find game that we’ve been busy making all sorts of them lately. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter list so you are the first to know when new themes are released.

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