21 MORE Amazing Sensory Bins

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21 MORE Amazing Sensory Bins for Toddlers & Preschoolers

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

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!

Setting Up a Sensory Bin

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

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).

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.

Basic Sensory Bin Rules

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.

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

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.

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.

21 MORE Amazing Sensory Bins Ideas

Halloween Eye-Spy Sensory Bin

Letter Washing Sensory Bin

Thanksgiving Dinner Sensory Bin

Fall Paint Sensory Bin

Math Sensory Bin

Caps & Rice Sensory Bin

Tea Bag Sensory Bin

Popsicle Colour Mixing Sensory Bin

Fall Soup


Clothespin Letter Dig

Pom Pom Bubbles

Frozen LEGO

Yarn Kitchen

Alphabet Zoo

Spider Web Rescue

Magnetic Tubes


Feed the Squirrel

Frozen Caps

Caps Basketball

Caps & Marbles Balancing Game

Icy Letters

Monster Oobleck

Oobleck Spider Rescue



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7 comments on “21 MORE Amazing Sensory Bins”

  1. I love all your ideas!!! I know my 18 month old will really get a kick out of these, I’m so excited to build him a sensory bin that I just went and bought a bunch of supplies. Thank you for your ideas and helping parents find fun ways to connect with their children!

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      You are most welcome!! I’m so glad I can help out any way I can. And thank you for this wonderful message. I hope you and your family stay safe and healthy!

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