Looking for a way to keep your littles entertained while also engaging them in learning? Sensory bins make learning fun for young kids and can be quite versatile. You can incorporate any theme, holiday or season. Plus, you can make a sensory bin with almost anything!
Have a dino lover? They will love digging for dinosaurs. Make the cloud dough, then hide the dinosaurs. Give your little paleontologist a brush and have him or her look for the dinosaurs. Get the tutorial at Busy Toddler.
Who doesn’t love ice cream? Kids can pretend to scoop their own ice cream cotton balls into small bowls or ice cream cones. Don’t forget to have them scoop sprinkles (sequins) onto their ice cream creation. Get the tutorial at Fantastic Fun and Learning.
Scoop up the ice in the bin as fast as you can! This would be a great summer activity when the kids need a little cool off from the heat. Get the tutorial at Twin Mom Refreshed.
For some reason, kids are so fascinated by bugs. They’ll love this bug-tastic sensory bin by The OT Toolbox! Grab some black beans (or any beans for that matter) as your pretend dirt, and hide those plastic buggy critters.
Who knew spaghetti could be so fun when you include some colors from the rainbow? Don’t worry, food coloring is used, so it’s OK if your child takes a bite while playing. Get the tutorial at Elated Momma.
Has your child ever been in a corn pit? This idea from The Resourceful Mama is the same exact concept except mini-sized. Have them use the measuring spoons/cups to pour kernels into the truck, and find their favorite farm animals roaming about.
Make them think chores are a game by introducing them to this sensory bin at an early age. Drop in plastic dishes and other kitchen’s toys with the soapy water. Get the tutorial at The Homespun Hydrangea.