21 Amazing Sensory Bins for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Sensory bins are perhaps the one activity that I can set up for my three year old that she is guaranteed to play with for hours and sometimes days.

Rice & Tubes

They are amazing for building and using language, fine motor skills, math and just about any learning goal you have in mind for your toddlers and preschoolers.

Below is an incredible list of our favorite sensory bin ideas!

Frozen Pom Poms

Setting Up a Sensory Bin

Setting up a sensory bin can feel daunting at first especially if you aren’t prepared.

Paint Sensory Bin

Magnetic Treasure Hunt

But by following a few simple steps and establishing clear ground rules you and your toddler or preschooler can enjoy hours of fun together (you sipping your much needed coffee and them having fun with sensory play).

Caps Kitchen

Here is a list of your Basic Supplies:

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Tips for Saving Sensory Bin Fillers

  1. Use large ziplock bags to store sensory bin fillers such as coloured rice or split green peas.
  2. Buy your supplies in bulk or at the dollar store to save.

Pom Pom Water Transfer Rice & Tubes

Pom Pom Scoop

Basic Sensory Bin Rules

Birdseed Kitchen

When it comes to letting your toddler or preschooler play in a sensory bin it’s better to find a balance between letting them play and being prepared for a little mess and setting firm rules.

Caps and Tubes

To achieve that balance I like to tape down a large plastic table cloth underneath the sensory bin and play area.

Pom Pom Drop Sticky Wall

That way when wayward rice fly out of the bin you don’t panic because cleaning it up is as simple as picking up the plastic table cloth and tossing it.

Water Beads in Mud

The other half has to do with making sure your little one understands the golden rule of sensory bin play: the fillers stay inside the sensory bin.

Megablok Washing

21+ Amazing Sensory Bins Ideas

Pom Pom Kitchen

Frozen Pom Poms

Magnetic Easter Egg Hunt

Pom Poms & Water Sensory Bin

Birdseed Kitchen Sensory Bin

Water Beads in Mud

Caps Kitchen

Paint Sensory Bin

Megablok Painting

Megablok Washing

Rice & Tubes

Stone Washing

Magnetic Treasure Hunt

Pom Pom Water Transfer

Caps & Tubes

Pom Pom Sensory Bin and Colour Sorting

Water Table and Pom Poms

Oobleck and Leaves

Number Dig, Wash & Match

Sticky Wall Pom Pom Drop

Pom Pom Scoop

Christmas Kitchen Sensory Bin

Christmas Pom Pom Sensory Bin

Christmas Tubes

WILL YOU TRY ANY OF THESE SENSORY BINS WITH YOUR TODDLER OR PRESCHOOLER? Pin it for later!

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Also check out 21 MORE Amazing Sensory Bins for even more great sensory bin ideas!

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