If you're looking for sensory bins for toddlers then you've found the right spot. Sensory bins are a great toddler activity and are easier to set up than you might think!
I love setting up sensory bins for toddlers and babies and there are so many different ways you can approach this. You can have simple toddler sensory bins or get quite complex and creative!
Sensory Bins for Toddlers and Babies
Sensory bins are a great form of sensory play for babies and toddlers and they are also a great way to keep them entertained. If you have never made a sensory bin before, you might like to start with our Simple Sensory Bin Ideas first.
If you're ready to jump into some more sensory bin ideas, we've found over 60 great sensory play activities that your babies and toddlers will love. If you're planning on making your own sensory bins, there's a few items that are handy to have at home. You can find all of my favorite toddler sensory play items HERE.
If you're keen to get started with toddler sensory bins, but find some of these a bit overwhelming, you might like to join our 10 Day Simple Sensory Bin Challenge.
In this challenge, we use simple and inexpensive items to create fun and engaging sensory bins. They won't win any Pinterest awards but they WILL entertain your toddler. You can sign up for the challenge (it's free!) HERE.
Here are more than 60 of our favorite toddler sensory bin ideas!
These sensory bin ideas are taken from our Facebook group, where our creative members have shared some of their own sensory bin setups.
Kinetic Sand Sensory Bin
Farm Sensory Bin
Jennifer made a farm sensory bin using food items and farm figurines (I like THIS farm set)
Simple Rice Sensory Bin
Paola shared this simple toddler sensory bin made out of rice - so much fun to be had with plain rice and some simple scoops and toys (I always recommend these scoops).
Farm Sensory Bin using Oats
Megha made her toddler a farm themed sensory bin using a bag of oats and some cow and horse toys she already had. Simple!
Hot Cocoa Sensory Bin for Toddlers
What a wonderful idea for a Winter themed toddler sensory bin. This sensory bin was shared by Jenna and use coco pops and white pom poms.
Fruit Loop Scooping Sensory Bin
Megan shared this simple toddler sensory bin with us - fruit loops and scoops (get the scoops HERE).
Crushed Cheerio Sensory Bin
Rachel shared her truck sensory bin with us - she used crushed up cheerios as the sand - great idea!
Ice Skating Sensory Bin / Tray
I love this idea from Danielle - freeze ice cubes and make your toy animals ice skate! Great for a hot day!
Colored Rice Sensory Bin
Lori shared her simple toddler sensory bin using colored rice (see how to make your own HERE) and some kitchen utensils and toys.
Even More Toddler Sensory Bin Ideas
Farm Animal - Simple Fun for Kids
Sunflower Sensory Bin - Life Over C's
Pour & Scoop - Laughing Kids Learn
Color Sorting Fish - Teaching 2 and 3 year olds
Frozen Under the Sea - Natural Beach Living
Paw Patrol Sensory Play - The Gingerbread House
Ice Cream Sensory Bin - Fantastic Fun and Learning
Shark Sensory Water Play - Mommy's Bundle
Airplane Sensory Bin - School Time Snippets
Fairy Mud - Laughing Kids Learn
Galaxy & Space - 3 Princesses and 1 Dude
Lady Bird Sensory Bin - Clare's Little Tots
Nature Sensory Play - How Wee Learn
Ocean Sensory Water Play - Frogs and Fairies
Jell O Sensory Play - In the Kids Kitchen
Scissors Practice Sensory Bin - Moms and Crafters
Snow Dough - Powerful Mothering
Moon & Space Sensory Play - Fun with Mama
Bug Discovery- The Best Ideas for Kids
Apples Sensory Fun - I Heart Crafty Things
Dragons Love Tacos Sensory Bin - Days With Grey
Coffee Sensory Play - The Chaos and the Clutter
Rainbow Rice Sensory Play - Kidz Activities
Construction Truck Play - The Pleasantest Thing
Foamy Sensory Bin - Craftulate
Digging For Dinosaurs - The Jenny Evolution
Rainbow Spaghetti Play - The Train Driver's Wife
Rainbow Rice & Play Dough - The Way He Plays
Rainbow Ice Ball Sensory Bin - Craftulate
Alphabet Sensory Ice Play - Something 2 Offer
Taste Safe Snow Sensory Play - The Train Driver's Wife
Keys Sensory Play - Preschool Powol Packets
Star Sensory Soup - Modern Preschool
Toddler Pasta Scoop - The Train Driver's Wife
Yellow Yarn Sensory Bin - Fantastic Fun and Learning
Let the Ice Melt - The Jenny Evolution
Pigs in the Mud Play - Modern Preschool
Farm Sensory Bin - Best Toys for Toddlers
Dinosaur Smelly Swamp - Adventures of Adam
Duck Pond Sensory Play - Fantastic Fun and Learning
Colored Salt Sensory Play - The Jenny Evolution
Insect Sensory Bin - Cutting Tiny Bites
Ocean Sensory Bin & Sort - - A dab of glue will do
Watermelon Oobleck - Gift of Curiosity
Edible Sludge Sensory Play - And Next Comes L
Coconut Sensory Play - Adventures of Adam
Dinosaur Chocolate Mud Sensory Bin - Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Stars & Stripes - Cutting Tiny Bites
July 4th Ice Play - Playground Park Bench
Insect Inspections - Parenting Chaos
Rainbow Bubbles - Gift of Curiosity
Construction Sensory Play - Sugar, Spice & Glitter
Scoop & Pour - Play to Learn Preschool
We also have a great toddler sensory bins Pinterest board that you can FOLLOW HERE. I would love to see how your toddler or preschooler played with their sensory bin. Share a photo in our Facebook group or on Instagram (follow @myboredtoddler) and use #MyBoredToddler so we can all see!
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