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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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

A taste safe sensory bin for babies and toddlers
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👅TASTE SAFE SLIME🦠 One of my favorite taste safe recipes! I’m not calling it edible because I don’t want you to serve it for dinner buuuut technically you can eat it😝. It’s just chia seeds, water, food coloring and corn starch 🤪. This recipe makes a generous amount of slime so one can certainly be for siblings to share. The consistency is not exactly like traditional slime. It’s more like a mix between goop/oobleck and slime. It’s grainy because of the chia seeds and ohhh so fun to play with 🤗. • ❣️Have you seen all of the fun things happening on @tagfromtheheart with the Tase Safe theme? So many great ideas have been shared already! Make sure to tag me and Anya @montessorifromtheheart in your taste safe play ideas this week ❤️ #tagfromtheheart. • 👉🏼YOU’LL NEED: -1/4 cup chia seeds -1 3/4 cup water -Food coloring -3-4 cups corn starch 👉🏼INSTRUCTIONS: 1️⃣Mix the chia seeds, water and food coloring together. 2️⃣Cover and refrigerate overnight. 3️⃣Uncover and add the corn starch a little at a time. About a cup at a time. Mix and then continue until you achieve the desired consistency. Should be like regular slime. Slimy but can be easily taken off the hands. 4️⃣Store covered in the refrigerator. You will need to add a little water each time you take it out to use it. It will reactive the slime. • ❣️I’d love to know your thoughts on slime! 👍🏼or😝? #mothercould #howto . . . #montessori #preschool #sensoryplay #kidsactivities #earlylearning #satisfying #learningthroughplay #invitationtoplay #preschooler #slime #toddlerfun #sahmlife #toddlerlife #homeschool #slimetutorial #playathome #montessoriathome #toddler #letthemplay #babyplay #childhoodunplugged #playideas #diy #kindergarten #playbasedlearning #busytoddler #toddleractivities

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🎨TASTE SAFE PAINT🎨 You know I love myself some taste safe recipes 😜. Cutest clip of Emma at the end 😍. Let me give you a little background➡️. When Nicky was a baby she didn’t like to eat so making taste safe paint was easy. I mixed yogurt with food coloring and that was it. She didn’t eat so she painted well. Fast forward to Emma 👶🏻 (16M) who loves food and I make the same mixture except sh eats it all😅. • ❣️The idea with taste safe paint (in my eyes) is to have them explore the texture, get early exposure to holding a paint brush and connect the paint to the paper. You want to deter them from eating it even though it’s ok🙃. So I treat it like real paint but if it makes it into her mouth, which it does, I say things like “yuk, not in your mouth” and “don’t put it in your mouth”. ∙∙∙ 👉🏼INGREDIENTS: -1/4 cup salt -1/2 cup flour -1/2 cup water -Food coloring 👉🏼INSTRUCTIONS: 1️⃣Mix the flour and salt in a bowl. 2️⃣Add a few drops of food coloring to the water. Pour into the flour and salt mixture. 3️⃣Whip well until and the clumps dissolve. 💡You can add more or less water depending on the consistency you desire. 💡💡Store in the refrigerator. Can keep for 6 months or so. #mothercould #howto . . . #montessori #earlylearning #teachermom #toddler #learningthroughplay #messyplay #invitationtoplay #diymom #kidsactivities #diy #preschool #preschoolready #toddlerfun #sahm #homeschoolpreschool #homeschool #infancia #everydayplayhacks #playathome #montessoriathome #letthekids #letthembelittle #letthemplay #preschoolplay #paint #babylife #babyplay #sensoryplay

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Taste Safe Sensory Bins

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Easy Sensory Bins for 12 Month Olds
Easy Sensory Bins for 12 Month Olds
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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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