Tuesday, November 19, 2019

50+ Christmas Sensory Bins for Kids

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Tips and resources to helps autism families navigate the holiday season

Looking for holiday sensory bin ideas for kids? Try these fun Christmas sensory bin activities that are perfect for toddlers, preschool, and beyond!

When you think of Christmas what's the first thing that comes to mind? Is it Christmas trees? Jingle bells? Candy canes? Santa? Or something else?

Well, whatever it is you think of first, there's definitely a Christmas sensory bin to go with it, from nutcrackers to jingle bells or from scents of gingerbread to peppermint candy canes. And there's ideas that are baby and toddler friendly too!

With over 50 holiday sensory bins listed below, you definitely won't run out of ideas to keep the kids busy this Christmas!

If you need even more inspiration, there's always these Christmas carol inspired sensory bin ideas too.

Holiday sensory bins

Christmas Sensory Bins for Toddlers, Preschool, & Beyond!

There's so many different ways to make a sensory bin for Christmas. I hope these ideas will inspire you to get creative when making your own at home.

1. Easiest Christmas Sensory Bin Ever! (pictured)

2. Silver & Gold Christmas Sensory Bin (pictured)

3. Jingle Bell Sensory Busy Box

4. All Natural Christmas Sensory Bin from What Can We Do With Paper and Glue

5. Candy Cane Scented Corn & Beans Sensory Bin from Fun-A-Day!

6. Candy Cane Epsom Salt Christmas Sensory Bin from Mama. Papa. Bubba.

7. Christmas Sensory Bin with White Tinsel from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

8. Christmas Gifts Sensory Bin from The Chaos & The Clutter

9. Holiday Seek, Find, & Spell Sensory Bin from Pre-K Pages

10. Christmas I Spy Sensory Bin with Split Peas from Happy Toddler Playtime

11. Christmas Lights & Water Beads Bin from 3 Dinosaurs

12. Christmas Ornament Sensory Bin from Little Bins for Little Hands

13. Christmas Sensory Bin with Split Peas & Dyed Pasta from Still Playing School

14. Nutcracker Sensory Bin from B-Inspired Mama

15. Christmas Gift Wrap Sensory Bin from Pre-K Pages

16. Nativity Sensory Bin from Growing Hands on Kids

17. Fine Motor Christmas Sensory Bin from Learning 4 Kids

18. Christmas Sensory Bin with Dyed Pasta from Teaching Mama

19. Christmas Tree Sensory Bin from Raising Little Superheroes

20. Magnetic Christmas Sensory Bin with Jingle Bells from Lalymom

21. Christmas Sensory Bin with Split Peas from Powerful Mothering

22. Jingle Bell Christmas Sensory Bin from Mama OT

23. Christmas Sensory Bin with Split Peas from Powerful Mothering

24. Christmas Sensory Bin with Scented Cotton Balls from Fantastic Fun & Learning

25. Nutcracker Sensory Bin from Every Star is Different (you have to scroll down a bit to see it)

Holiday sensory bin ideas

Sensory Bins for Christmas Using Snow or Water

Grab some snow (fake or real) or water and give one of these fun sensory bin activities a try this Christmas!

1. Simple Water Christmas Sensory Bin from Happy Toddler Playtime

2. Scented Snow Christmas Sensory Bin from Where Imagination Grows

3. Candy Cane Play Snow Sensory Bin from Science Kiddo

4. Candy Cane Water Sensory Bin from Fantastic Fun & Learning

5. Christmas Water Sensory Bin from Little Bins for Little Hands

Scented Cloud Dough Christmas Sensory Bin Ideas

Grab some Christmas cookie cutters and pair them with one of these fun scented cloud dough sensory bases. Mmmm!

1. Chocolate Peppermint Cloud Dough (pictured below)

2. Christmas Cookie Cloud Dough from Little Bins for Little Hands

3. Candy Cane Cloud Dough from Learn Play Imagine

4. Gingerbread Cloud Dough from Views From a Step Stool

5. Hot Chocolate Cloud Dough from Sugar Spice & Glitter

6. Gingerbread Cloud Dough from Pre-K Pages

Chocolate peppermint cloud dough

Rice Based Holiday Sensory Bin Ideas

All of these Christmas sensory box ideas use rice as a base. Some are scented too! So many fun ways to play.

1. Candy Cane Rice Sensory Bin from Coffee Cups & Crayons (pictured)

2. Sticky Tree Christmas Sensory Bin from How Wee Learn

3. Christmas Sensory Tub with Rice from The Imagination Tree

4. Candy Cane Scented Rice Sensory Bin from Frugal Fun For Boys & Girls

5. Christmas Buttons & Rice Sensory Bin from 3 Dinosaurs

6. Christmas Tree Sensory Bin with Rice from My Bored Toddler

7. Christmas Mini Eraser Rice Sensory Bin from Pre-K Pages

8. Christmas Sensory Bin with Rice from Gift of Curiosity

9. Candy Cane Sensory Tub from NutureStore

10. Christmas Rice & Trains Sensory Bin from Little Bins for Little Hands

11. Christmas Rice Sensory Bin from Learning and Exploring Through Play

12. Peppermint Rice Christmas Sensory Bin from Stir the Wonder

13. Gingerbread Rice Small World Sensory Bin from Childhood 101

14. Christmas Tree Sensory Bin with Rice from Best Toys 4 Toddlers

15. Peppermint Scented Rice Sensory Bin from Parenting from the Heart

16. Peppermint Rice Small World Sensory Bin from No Stress Homeschooling

Other Christmas Activities You'll Love

Christmas Carol Sensory Bins

Christmas Sensory Bottles

Giant Christmas Light Suncatchers Craft

Looking for Christmas sensory bin activities? Your toddlers and preschool kids will love these holiday themed sensory bins!

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