Why Sensory Bins for Play-Based Learning?
Sensory bins are wonderful for engaging in hands-on, creative play with children from infancy through early-elementary ages. This collection of sensory bins includes play themes to use year round, in addition to those catered towards specific seasons and holidays.
Sensory bins provide children with opportunities to explore materials and deepen their understanding of a concept while having fun. Additionally, engaging in sensory play develops fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and increases the likelihood that the child will retain new learned information.
Enjoy engaging in sensory play with your kids at home or in the classroom!
A Collection of Sensory Bins for Early Learning and Play
Sensory Bins for Year-Round Fun
Frog Life Cycle Sensory Bin with Water Beads
This sensory bin displays the life cycle of a frog for kids. Containing water beads that resemble frog eggs, kids can sort, read and learn while playing!
ABC Monsters Rice Sensory Bin
Make these fun and adorable little ABC monsters to play in a rice bin for early literacy with kids!
Moana-Inspired Water Bead Sensory Bin
This Moana-inspired sensory bin includes water beads for play. Perfect for little Disney or Moana lovers!
Wood & Rice Alphabet Bin
Plain rice and wooden rounds give this alphabet sensory a natural and minimalist feel. Modifications for play and learning with multiple ages.
UNICORN FINE MOTOR STRAW BEADING SENSORY BIN
This unicorn sensory bin uses cut up straws as a base. Perfect for fine motor bead stringing and scissor practice for kids.
OCEAN SOAP FOAM SENSORY BIN
This soap foam recipe mixes soap and water with cornstarch to create foam that has a great texture. Color it blue and add sea animals for an ocean theme!
Safari Animal Sensory Bin
This safari animal sensory bin combines white rice and stones for a fun and engaging sensory base for animals. Kids can scoop and practice fine-motor skills.
Shark Sensory Bin
A simple shark sensory bin that uses rocks, sand and water to create a natural water play sensory bin with a shark theme for kids.
Coral Reef Sensory Bin with Water Beads
This coral reef sensory bin includes fun ocean animals and plants along with water beads for engaging sensory play for kids.
Unicorn Soap Foam Sensory Bin
This unicorn soap foam recipe mixes soap and water with cornstarch to create foam that has a great texture. Make a few colors and swirl together for a fun unicorn theme!
Magnetic Fishing Sensory Bin
This fishing sensory bin uses a base of water beads, craft foam fish and magnets for sensory fun for kids. Modifications for various ages included.
Seasonal & Holiday-Themed Sensory Bins
Easter Sensory Bin with Colored Rice
This Easter sensory bin is made with colored rice, plastic eggs, little chicks and fine motor tools. Bright and colorful, this rice bin is fun for all ages.
Spring Garden Sensory Bin
This garden sensory bin uses colored rice and beans along with with vegetables for little gardeners to play and lean with!
Dig & Plant Garden Sensory Bin
A garden sensory bin containing brown rice and dried beans. Perfect for talking about the importance of gardening and the plant life cycle.
Earth Day Sensory Bin
This Earth Day sensory bin uses blue and green colored rice, along with some natural wooden elements to create a fun and engaging bin for play and learning.
Bird Nest Sensory Bin
This birds sensory bin uses bird seed as a base and materials for nest building. The birds included in this sensory bin are great for play.
RAINBOW RICE SENSORY BIN
A rainbow rice sensory bin for all ages! Fine motor skill practice and sensory play with a homemade rainbow puzzle kids will love.
POOL PARTY SENSORY BIN WITH MINI SHELLS
A pool party sensory bin and small world for fine motor practice and fun. Perfect as a summer boredom buster!
EDIBLE S’MORES SENSORY BIN
This s’mores sensory bin combines graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate chips to create a fun and tasty edible sensory bin perfect for toddlers.
School Sensory Bin with Colored Pasta
This school sensory bin uses colored pasta as a base and a wooden bus, school and people toys for kids to play with. A great way to prep for back to school.
Back to School Sensory Bin with Painted Rocks
This school sensory bin has everything you need to get your child emotionally ready to go back to school. Including painted rocks and emotion characters.
Scented Apple Pie Sensory Bin
This apple pie sensory bin includes scented 3-ingredient cloud dough to create fine motor and pretend play for kids. To play with the book Ten Apples Up On Top.
Pumpkin Patch Sensory Bin
This pumpkin sensory bin resembles everything you would find at a real pumpkin patch. Kids can pick and count pumpkins, see farm animals, and more!
Witch’s Brew Soap Foam
This witch’s brew halloween soap foam is made from warm water, cornstarch, dish soap and food coloring. Add with some mini cauldrons to make witch’s brew.
Monster Eyeball Sensory Bin
This monster sensory bin is the perfect way to engage in pretend, Halloween play without being too spooky or scary for little ones.
Jack-O-Lantern Sensory Bin
This jack o lantern water bead sensory bin uses black water beads as a base with hidden foam pieces inside. Kids can dig, find and create pumpkin faces!
Cranberry Sensory Bin
Make an indoor cranberry sensory bin for some simple science and cranberry sensory play with kids! Perfect for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Thanksgiving Feast Sensory Bin
A Thanksgiving sensory bin that includes popcorn kernels and cranberries with some Thanksgiving dinner painted rocks. Adaptations for various ages.
Gingerbread Cloud Dough Sensory Bin
This gingerbread cloud dough sensory bin includes scented cloud dough and a gingerbread cookie cutter to create fine motor and pretend play for kids.
Snowy Farm Sensory Bin with Fake Snow
This snow sensory bin uses Insta-Snow as a base with some farm animals for fun Winter sensory play for kids. Great for school or home.
Christmas Ornament Sensory Bin with Fake Snow
A Christmas sensory bin that contains fake snow and ornaments that children can play with. Decorate a small Christmas tree and practice fine motor skills.
Penguin Sensory Bin with Frozen Water Beads
This penguin sensory bin uses water beads as a base, some of them frozen, for fun Winter sensory play for kids. Great for school or home.
Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin with Colored Rice
A valentine’s day sensory bin with colored rice, heart buttons and pipe cleaners for fine motor practice and sensory fun.