Awesome Sensory Bin Ideas for Kids

Looking for sensory bin activities and ideas for kids? Then look no further than this huge collection of fun sensory bin ideas for toddlers and preschoolers.

When I first started this blog, I primarily shared kids' activities.

Sensory bin activities in particular, actually.

We first started doing sensory bins when my oldest was about one and a half years old. I started with water beads of all things - crazy, right?? And nearly every single sensory bin that I made for him ended up here on the blog. If they didn't, I likely have photos of them somewhere...

So yep, it's a growing collection of sensory bin ideas since 2013. That means, you will find sensory bins geared towards a wide variety of ages and interests here.

There's everything from super simple dump-and-play sensory bins (as I like to call them) to seasonal sensory bins for every kind of holiday.

There are also sensory bins tailored to my sons' passions and interests (like traffic lights and math). And, of course, there's a little bit of everything in between.

Hundreds of sensory bin ideas for kids of all ages - babies, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, and even older kids!

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Sensory Bin Ideas & Sensory Play Tips

New to sensory bins? Well, this section is all about tips for getting started with sensory bins. You'll also find lists of sensory bin filler materials to get you inspired.

Simple Non-Seasonal Sensory Bins

Below you will sensory bin ideas for all sorts of themes that aren't tied to specific season or holiday. 

Most of the following ideas are quick and simple to put together, using only a few materials. Bins that use materials such as kinetic sand, soap foam, or water as the base.

Then there are other ideas that offer exploration of materials such as chickpeas, rice, oats, tissue paper, water beads, and more.

There's something for everyone in this section!

Seasonal Sensory Bins

The following sensory bin ideas are inspired by different holidays and seasons. So, whether you are looking for Christmas sensory bins or Easter sensory bins, you'll definitely find something here!

As you can see, we've done sensory bin ideas for all sorts of themes, from music and math to St. Patrick's Day and kinetic sand. So, hopefully, you were able to find a new idea or two to try with your kids!

Hundreds of sensory bin ideas for kids of all ages - babies, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, and even older kids!