50 Sensory Bin Ideas

Clean Clouds
Split Peas
Poly-fil Pellets
Pumpkin Guts
Jelly Beans
Water Beads
Dry Pasta
Melon Balls
Colored Spaghetti
Yogurt and Food Coloring
Dry Oatmeal
Fake Snow
Colored Rice
Ball Pit
Water Balloons
Epsom Salt
Corn Kernals
Shaving Cream
Colored Water
Insta Snow
Dish Soap Bubbles
Packing Peanuts
Aquarium Gravel
Baking Soda and Vinegar
Bubble Solution
Dry Beans
Colored Corn
Crushed Ice
Frozen Fruits and Veggies
Corn Starch and Water
Silly Putty
Themed Bins
Yellow Bin
Pig Pit
Halloween Bin
Alligator Swamp
Ocean Bin
The Arctic
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15 Responses to 50 Sensory Bin Ideas

  1. some great ideas- but a lot of these ideas need to be monitored for safety- choking hazards, food allergens etc. I work with a family day care system, and we would be cited for exposing the children to raw eggs (salmonella- we can’t even use egg cartons!), frozen carrot rounds and grapes, (choking hazard depending on the size)) strawberries if not already introduced to an infant (allergen) & water balloons (choking hazard)

    Like I said, these ideas are very creative, but I think your readers need to be aware that they need to consider the child’s ages and abilities before introducing some of these ideas.

    • Kristi says:

      I agree with you Rhonda! While these are fabulous ideas, I can not do any of the ones with food. My son has a condition known as Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS individuals always feel hungry, no matter how much they eat, and have no concept of what its like to be full). My sweet boy is only 2, but if he sees food or food wrappers for that matter, he will want to eat. We have to be very careful and not associate food with play

  2. Becki says:

    Love these! A couple of other ideas: spices where we set up a bunch of spice jars from the dollar store with measuring spoons, cups, and water. We also love birdseed bins! We once tried making playdoh, but four, water, and kool aid was more fun!

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  4. Julia says:

    Awesome ideas thank you! Can’t wait to try the Dinosaur one, my boy will have such fun excavating the dinos out. You could do it with buried treasure as well with a pirate theme. Cheers, Julia :)

  5. Juliana says:

    I love these ideas… My question is: how do you handle kids of different ages? I have a 4 year old and 22 month old twins, and really I can’t imagine doing sensory activity with them! They just get on each other’s spaces or stick things in their mouth of each other’s mouths…

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