15 Creative Sensory Bins

Sensory bins are a great way to introduce your kids to new textures and ideas.  It’s an inexpensive and fun way for kids to explore their senses.  It is also great pretend fun!

Today we are sharing a round-up of some wonderful sensory bins that we have seen on the It’s Playtime link-up.  We’re sure you will find lots of new ideas for sensory play.

15 Creative Sensory Bins

15 Creative Sensory Bins

1.  This  edible zoo  is a lot of fun to play with and also great to eat!

2.  Create your own miniature  dinosaur  world and discuss the sights and sounds a dino experienced.

3.  Here’s a patriotic  sensory bin to celebrate Independence Day.

4.  Imagine what it would be like to live like a  dinosaur  and check out their foot prints.

5.  Make your own  x-ray light box  with simple things you have at home.

6.  This  beach  sensory bin would be great to do before your family summer vacation.

7.  This sensory bin is perfect for your  baby  to explore their sense of touch.

8.  Make a new sensory bin for every letter to learn more about the alphabet.  Here is one for  the letter N.

9.  Explore your sense of touch and begin to learn about  music  and sounds.

10.  If you have a  Tinkerbell  fan, your child will love creating a tiny fairy world for her.

11.  Another fun medium to try in sensory play is  corn silk, which you can make right at home and even color.

12.  Let your little one make sounds with a  shaker bottle.

13.  Make your own  frog pond  and let your frogs hop around.

14.  Bring some extra fun to your  spring water table  with these fun sensory ideas.

15.  Use  oatmeal  instead of sand for a new and creative way to explore sensory activities.

Would you like to share your fun kids activities?  Come back at 4pm today to link them up!


  1. Great roundup! Would love to set up some of these over the next few weeks. xo P

  2. Thanks for including our corn silk sensory play ; ) Fab roundup!

  3. Thanks for including our Letter N Bin! Lots of great bins in your round up!

  4. This is a great resource for finding some unique and fun sensory bin ideas! Thank you for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop 🙂

  5. Sensory play is such a great way to stimulate imagination. Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful resources on this weeks Creative Muster. Now that you found our party I hope that you’ll continue to join us every Tuesday eveining.

  6. I love the music sensory bin idea. Thanks for sharing all of these great bins.

  7. Love all the unique and different sensory ideas! Will definitely be recreating some of these! Thanks for linking up with the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop, you were featured as one of my favorites on last weeks hop 🙂

  8. Thank you so much for linking up to Dare to Share. My son had sensory issues when he was younger, and I know he benefited from playing in sensory bins. You are today’s Dare to Share Feature of the Day!

  9. Great list!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  10. I love all of the awesome ideas! Such a great post. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. You were featured at Pick of the Bunch today!

    Just followed you on all of your social media sites. As a teacher, I can’t wait to read more!! 🙂
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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