Learning starts when all the senses are engaged. Here is a list of 10+ easy baby sensory bins you can do with your little one from 12 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?”.
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!
Here is a round up of amazing Baby Sensory Bins that you can do with your baby aged 12 months and up.
Oats & Easter Eggs by Happy Toddler Playtime
Taste Safe Sensory Bin Happy Toddler Playtime
Taste Safe Finger Paints by Happy Toddler Playtime
Balloon Sensory Bin by Happy Toddler Playtime
Under the Sea Sensory Bin by Happy Toddler Playtime
Cereal Sensory Bin by Happy Toddler Playtime
Oats & Easter Eggs Sensory Bin by Happy Toddler Playtime
Super Easy Sensory Play: Rice Play by Fun At Home With Kids
Exploring Montessori Sensory Play with Babies by Natural Beach Living
Pebble and Water Sensory Tub for Babies by Little Lifelong Learners
Mushy Green Pea Sensory Bin by Happy Toddler Playtime
Super Easy Sensory Play: Oatmeal Textures Sensory Bin by Fun At Home With Kids
Corn Sensory Bin by Happy Toddler Playtime
Bonus Sensory Bins: Here are some ideas for Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
Simple Christmas Sensory Bin for Babies by Happy Toddler Playtime
Baby Valentines Sensory Bin by Happy Toddler Playtime
Skill Development Opportunities
This activity is 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.
This activity is ideal for 12 month old toddlers but can be adapted for younger babies.