Sensory bins can provide lots of fun and learning for little ones.
However, when I look at some of the sensory bins bloggers post about I often don’t have the same materials. Yet, this shouldn’t keep me from providing my child with a sensory bin.
With a few simple materials my 2 1/2 year old was entertained for almost an hour by the sensory bin I set up for her this morning.
The first thing I did was to lay down a sheet for easy clean up.
Then I gave my daughter some spoons and a cottage cheese container along with a container of beans and pom-poms.
Later I gave her a cupcake tin.
She loved putting the beans and pom-poms into the cupcake tin. When it was full she would dump everything back into the green container.
When she was having trouble getting all of the beans and pom-poms out of the container she just dumped everything onto the sheet.
As you can see sensory bins don’t have to be elaborate or even cost anything. I only used items I had on hand and my toddler loved it.
While I let my daughter explore the sensory bin on her own, I did sneak a little color naming and counting practice. 🙂
Does your child enjoy sensory bins?
More Sensory Bin Ideas
- Apple Sensory Bin
- Beans & Rice Sensory Bin
- Farm Sensory Bin
- Alphabet Sensory Bin
- Orange & Black Sensory Bin
- Winter Sensory Bin
- Valentine’s Sensory Bin
- Island Sensory Bin
- Ice Sensory Bin
- Homemade Sensory Table
- Colored Rice
- Colored Alphabet Pasta
Note: Do not leave your toddler unattended while they are using small materials such as beans, especially if they are prone to putting things in their mouths, because they are a choking hazard.