Happy Juneteenth! It’s time to celebrate Freedom Day with the family! I wanted to create a fun way for kids to learn about this holiday. It’s an important part of history that should be celebrated. This Juneteenth word hunt sensory bin is easy to set up and comes with a free printable.
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Supplies for Juneteenth Pasta
- Red, black and green acrylic paint
- Resealable storage bags (one for each paint)
- Wax paper or foil
- Hand sanitizer (optional)
- Dried pasta (Penne Rigate)
Directions to Make Juneteenth Pasta
- First, open your resealable storage bags then add 3 cups of dried pasta to each bag.
- Next, add a few squirts of red, black and green acrylic paint to each bag.
- Squirt about 1 to 2 drops of hand sanitizer into the bag. This step is optional.
- Close you resealable bag then shake it around. Make sure the dried pasta is completely covered with the paint.
- Finally, open your resealable storage bag then add pasta to wax paper or foil to dry.
Setting up Juneteenth Word Hunt
Start by downloading the FREE Juneteenth Word Hunt Printable. Print and cut out each word then add to a plastic bin. We have an IKEA Flisat table that we use for most of our sensory activities. Any bin or tray will be fine for this activity. Make sure to spread out all the words before adding the pasta. When adding the pasta, start with red then black and green.
I love putting this activity together for my 6-year old. It was a great way for him to work on reading and learning about Juneteenth. My toddler enjoyed using the tongs to pick up the pasta. Thankfully, no pasta reached his mouth. Make sure to monitor smaller children for this activity.
Since my oldest love timed activities, I set the timer for 40 seconds for him to find all the words and name them. He had so much fun with this Juneteenth word hunt. His brother joined in on the fun too. My oldest decided to hide the words for me to find along with his brother. He didn’t want to stop playing. Hope your family have fun playing this Juneteenth word hunt too!
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