When I thought of what to put in the sensory bin for Passover, I started with a list of plagues. Not the best places to start. Then I thought of crushed matzoh. Not only is matzoh expensive, I don't want my 14-month-old eating what is in the bin or throwing matzoh all around.
Now, if you know anything of Moses, the country of Egypt, or Exodus, you know that I overthought this one. The obvious thing is sand. (Hello.)
Then, something wonderful, miraculous!, happened. My father sent V. a sand table. The Step 2 sand table we put on our Amazon registry a million years ago. It is shallow and raised and The Perfect Sensory Table. This means I didn't need to put a bin of sand in my kitchen. Double win.
I filled the table with sand and let V. just try it out for a little while. Then I hid some "plague" toys in the sand - beasts (they look awfully friendly...), frogs, and bugs (couldn't find just locust). The other pieces are all sand/sensory bin toys, like sifters and shovels.
She woke up from nap late, so she doesn't know about the hidden things yet. Tomorrow, she's in for a surprise!
Since it took her so long to discover I had buried things in past bins, I thought I'd just lightly cover some of the bugs, as a hint.