I chose this because I think kids would absolutely love playing with it -A River habitat in the sensory table.
Small world play: zoo
Small world Zoo
Digging for "worms" - this activity takes a minute to throw together & my kids couldn't stop giggling. You will never believe what we used ...
Baby bath tuff spot
Fairy Garden small world for reception class
Rice and Ice Sensory Play -learn about rhyming words, absorption and colour mixing. This activity was inspired by Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
Diggers & sand...making marks...in the tuff spot
I like this list of budget-friendly sensory bins. She lists the total cost for each and the cost for each are roughly around $5 or less.