Sensory bins using rice are one of these easiest sensory bins to set up, and make a great inexpensive activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
Sensory Bins Using Rice
Our sensory bin posts are some of the most popular on My Bored Toddler, and feedback in our Facebook Group found that many of your found the idea of sensory bins too overwhelming – especially some of the fancy and complicated ones you see on Pinterest.
My advice is to keep it SIMPLE! A plastic container with some plain rice and some scoops and containers from your Tupperware cupboard are really all you need. I’ve put together a simple sensory bin challenge (you can sign up HERE) which is a FREE challenge to encourage you to get started with sensory bins. The challenge uses simple and inexpensive items and you have a new activity each day.
One of the easiest ways to fill a sensory bin is with rice, and this collection of rice sensory bin setups will keep you busy for a long time! You’ll notice that many use plain rice and if you want to get creative and color the rice you can get my simple recipe for that here.
Easy Rice Sensory Bin Setups for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Flower Meadow Sensory Tub – Simple Fun for Kids
Princess Sensory Bin: Letter Recognition Activity – Me and My Merbaby
Toddler Apple Sensory Bin – Teaching 2 & 3 Year Olds
Winter Shine Sensory Bin – Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Shell and Rice Sensory Bin – 3 Dinosaurs
Alphabet Search Rice Sensory Bin – Life with Moore Babies
Herbal Rice for Natural Sensory Bin – The Imagination Tree
Bugs Sensory Bin – Fun with Mama
Watermelon Sensory Bin – Fantastic Fun and Learning
Sensory Play with Rosemary Rice – Childhood 101
Bug Sensory Bin – The Best Ideas for Kids
Valentine Sensory Bin with Strawberry Scented Rice – A Little Pinch of Perfect
Pumpkin Spice Sensory Rice – Parenting from the Heart
Artic Sensory Bin – Rainy Day Mum
Child Led Sensory Play and Exploration – School Time Snippets
Everybody Cooks Rice Sensory Bin – Powerful Mothering
Quiet Time Sensory Bin – Play Every Day
Candy Cane Rice Sensory Bin – Little Bins for Little Hands
Giant Rice Pool – Busy Toddler
Harvest Sensory Bin – The Jenny Evolution
Magnetic Treasure Hunt – Happy Toddler Playtime
Rose Scented Sensory Bin – Growing a Jeweled Rose
If you made a rice sensory bin I would love to see a photo it! Share it in our Facebook Group or over on Instagram – follow @myboredtoddler and use #MyBoredToddler so we can all see. I’ll repost some of my favorites.
Some more Toddler Activities you might enjoy are: