30+ Taste Safe Recipes & Sensory Bins

Looking for taste safe sensory bins for your baby or toddler? You can come to the right place!

Learning starts when all the senses are engaged. Here is a list of the best taste safe sensory bins you can do with your little baby or toddler from 12 months, 15 months, 18 months and up.

Finding baby sensory bins that are appropriate for your 12 month old can be challenging. And finding ideas for even younger babies can be even more challenging. It is perhaps the number one question I get from parents – “Do you have any sensory bin ideas for babies as young as 9 months?”.

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Although, these ideas are best done with babies 12 months and older they can be adapted for younger babies. I did them with my twins when they were as young as 10 months. However, I kept a very very very close eye on them but they absolutely loved them!

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Why Taste Safe

When I did sensory bins with my 1 year olds, I never encouraged them to eat the sensory bin filler. One of my rules for sensory bin play is no eating, however, when doing sensory bins with young children putting things into their mouth is how they learn about their environment. It’s going to happen. It is our job to let them know what is safe and what isn’t safe to put in their mouth. The idea behind using taste safe sensory bin fillers for 1 year olds is not to let them eat the filler but so that they can be safe if some happens to get into their mouth.

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Generally, what happened when I played with these types of sensory activities with my toddlers is that they played with the filler first, feeling it in their hands dropping it, smushing it, scooping it, then testing it in their mouths. When this happened I would gently remind them that we don’t eat the sensory bin filler and redirect them to something else. If it continued, I gently reminded them again, and again and again. This process will take a long time, just like learning a new skill, but it will come once they mature. It is continues and no amount of redirection helps, its time to move on to another activity!

Another tip is to set up sensory bin play like this after a snack or lunch or nap when your 1 year old is full and content.


Here is a round up of amazing taste safe Sensory Bins that you can do with your baby aged 12 months, 15 months, 18 months and up.


Taste Safe Recipes for 1 year olds

A taste safe sensory bin for babies and toddlers

Sensory Bins for 1 year olds

Easy Sensory Bins for 12 Month Olds
A colour sorting activity for Autumn
water sensory activity for toddler for Fall
Easy Sensory Bins for 12 Month Olds
Easy Sensory Bins for 12 Month Olds
Easy Sensory Bins for 12 Month Olds
Easy Sensory Bins for 12 Month Olds
Easy Sensory Bins for 12 Month Olds

Skill Development Opportunities

Sensory bins are great for Colour Recognition, Language and Vocabulary Development, Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Emotional Development, Trial & Error, Visual Perception, Cognitive Development, Imaginative and Sensory Play.

Age Suitability

This activity is ideal for 12 month old baby toddlers and up but can be adapted for younger babies.


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