Easy, Cheap and Fun Sensory Bin Ideas

Kids with special needs or sensory processing disorders will love these fun and simple sensory bin ideas.

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!

Dinosaur Archaeology Sensory Bin

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.

Shaving Cream Sensory Bin

Your little ones can get creative with shaving cream and paint with this fun activity by Fun with Mama! Don’t let the colorful foam go to waste. You can use it to make colorful marbled paper.

Ice Cream Sensory Bin

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.

Ice Sensory Bin

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.

Insect Sensory Bin

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.

Rainbow Pasta Sensory Bin

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.

Oats & Easter Eggs Sensory Bin

Save those leftover plastic eggs from Easter and use them for your next sensory bin. Toddlers will love the smaller tools to pick up their oats. Get the tutorial at Happy Toddler Playtime.

Fall Harvest Corn Sensory Bin

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.

Dish Washing Sensory Bin

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.


Follow Metro Parent on Instagram.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

LATEST STORIES

Special Needs Events for Kids and Parents in Metro Detroit

Parents of children with special needs in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor can plan ahead for fun activities that are tailored to meet their needs.

Monroe Street Midway Returns for Summer 2022

Bedrock Detroit and RollerCade welcome the family-friendly outdoor space back in 2022.

Family Road Trip Guide: Holland, Michigan

Brought to you by Southeast Michigan Ford Dealers

Best Summer Job for Your Teen (or for YOU) at the YMCA

Brought to you by YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit


- Advertisement -