Christmas Kitchen Sensory Bin

What better way to celebrate the Christmas holiday season than with a fun and inviting Christmas themed sensory bin involving food!

This colourful sensory bin has all the trimmings and supplies your toddler or preschooler could want or need to make the most delicious Christmas meal ever!

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:


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Set Up

Gather all your supplies. Place a plastic table cloth or sheet down in order to catch stray bin contents. Pour the dried split peas into the sensory bin and add the fresh cranberries on top. Then add the play food and pretend kitchen supplies.

My three year old immediately started scooping the dried split peas and cranberries into pots adding her ingredients to make me a fancy Christmas dinner.

This sensory bin is great for toddlers who are learning colours. You can use this opportunity to colour sort the food. It is also great for developing their fine motor skills as they use the measuring cups to scoop and pour or their fingers to separate the cranberries from the peas.

Not only can you colour sort the food but you can have them also colour sort the cranberries from the split peas.

My daughter used different tools to separate the cranberries from the split peas to make a “Christmas berry” cake.

Sensory Bin Rules

I have to admit, the older my daughter has gotten the more relaxed I am with the sensory bins rules. I always remind her to keep the play inside the bin. But she often likes to play with the materials just outside the bin. If she does this, the new rule is that she has to clean it up (with my help) when she is done.

I usually let her play on a hard wooden surface which makes clean up easier that on carpet. But if you are concerned about the mess lay down a plastic table cloth or a sheet before you little one starts to play. That way you can let them enjoy their play without worrying about the mess!

Total Hit

This was a complete hit with my daughter and something she played with for days.

At the end of each play we gathered all the cranberries and placed them back into a bag and back into the fridge to preserve their freshness.


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