Santa Sensory Bin

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Set up this fun Santa sensory bin this Christmas for your toddler or preschooler. This is the perfect holiday sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers.

Did you know that I recently wrote a book of Sensory Bins? It’s called Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids. Check it out at your local bookstore or on Amazon.

Santa Sensory Bin
Santa Sensory Bin

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How to Make Red Colored Rice

What You’ll Need

  • 1 Cup of White Rice
  • 1/2 tsp White Vinegar
  • Several Drops of Red Gel Food Coloring
  • Large Ziploc Bags
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheets or Tupperware containers

How to Make

  1. Combine the rice, white vinegar and red food coloring in a Ziploc bag. 
  2. Seal it carefully and mix the contents throughly. 
  3. Repeat for each color.
  4. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet or line a Tupperware container. 
  5. Spread the colored rice out on the parchment paper and allow it to dry overnight. 


If you don’t have gel food coloring, regular food coloring will work fine. If you want your rice to be more vibrant add more than just a few drops of food coloring and a small amount of white vinegar. Although the instructions calls for 1 cup of rice I usually make between 6-7 cups of rice for a sensory bin. 

Santa Sensory Bin

How to Set Up Santa Sensory Bin

First make you Santa bellies.

To set up this sensory bin, grab all your supplies. Add the green coloured rice and add Pom Poms, caps and lights. Also include colored bowls for sorting, tongs for fine motor practice and spoons.


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Santa Sensory Bin

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