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Sensory Bins for Toddlers - 6o Sensory Bin Ideas for toddlers!

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If you're looking for sensory bins for toddlers then you've found the right spot. 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 sensory play for 1 year olds 2 year olds 3 year olds sensory play activities for toddlers and babies. affiliate links

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 sensory bin ideas!

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Easy Rice Sensory Bin 

Farm Animal  - Simple Fun for Kids

Sunflower Sensory Bin - Life Over C's

Pour & Scoop - Laughing Kids Learn

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Easy Water Sensory Bin 

Color Sorting Fish - Teaching 2 and 3 year olds

Frozen Under the Sea - Natural Beach Living

Paw Patrol Sensory Play - The Gingerbread House

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Colored Pasta Sensory Play 

Ice Cream Sensory Bin - Fantastic Fun and Learning

Shark Sensory Water Play - Mommy's Bundle

Airplane Sensory Bin - School Time Snippets

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Taste Safe Insects Sensory Play 

Color Changing Water Play 

Fairy Mud - Laughing Kids Learn

Winter Sensory Bin 


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Scooping Blocks Water Play 

Galaxy & Space - 3 Princesses and 1 Dude

Lady Bird Sensory Bin - Clare's Little Tots

Nature Sensory Play - How Wee Learn

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Flowers & Pom Poms Spring Sensory Bin 

Ocean Sensory Water Play - Frogs and Fairies

Jell O Sensory Play - In the Kids Kitchen

Scissors Practice Sensory Bin - Moms and Crafters


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Transport Sand and Water Play 

Snow Dough - Powerful Mothering

Moon & Space Sensory Play - Fun with Mama

Bug Discovery- The Best Ideas for Kids

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Shaving Cream Messy Play 

Apples Sensory Fun - I Heart Crafty Things

Dragons Love Tacos Sensory Bin  - Days With Grey

Coffee Sensory Play - The Chaos and the Clutter




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2 Ingredient Cloud Dough - My Bored Toddler

Rainbow Rice Sensory Play - Kidz Activities

Construction Truck Play - The Pleasantest Thing

Foamy Sensory Bin - Craftulate


Sensory bins for babies and toddlers 2Digging 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


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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

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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



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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

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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


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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

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Insect Inspections - Parenting Chaos

Rainbow Bubbles - Gift of Curiosity

Construction Sensory Play - Sugar, Spice & Glitter

Scoop & Pour - Play to Learn Preschool

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Don't forget that you can sign up to our FREE 10 Day Simple Sensory Bin Challenge too! Join HERE. 


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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Over 60 fun sensory bins for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. The perfect toddler activity for 1 year olds, 2 year olds and 3 year olds. A sensory bin for all seasons fall spring summer winter and themed too! #sensorybins #sensory #toddler #toddleractivity


Saturday 8th of October 2016

I love sensory bins! today the whole play room looks like a sensory bin! time to clean up!


Thursday 6th of October 2016

Great post to have all of these ideas in one place! As the weather gets cooler I start looking for ways to keep the kids entertained inside. I'll be back to use these for sure!

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