Hey there! Today I wanted to share some super fun sensory bins that I put together for Madeline. I’m doing homeschool preschool with her and sensory bins are essential! There are so many activities that your child can enjoy doing with the bins, however my kids’ favorite thing to do was just play in them!
The first bin I made was a basic rice bin. Add a few drops of food coloring and mix to make colored rice. I chose to just keep it plain. This one is BY FAR Madeline’s favorite. I thought for sure she’d go for the colorful bead mixture, but she really stuck with the rice.
The next I made was a mixture of beads, sequins, and pom poms. All of these products were purchased from Horizon Group USA’s Wal-Mart Line (CPI.com). They do send me free products in exchange for using the products for our crafts/activities, however they didn’t send me these materials. I chose these because they have great quality products that are really cheap. Definitely check them out!!
The last bin I made was with dried beans — I just chose a few varieties and mixed them together. Really simple and inexpensive!
I put a variety of cups, measuring cups, play kitchen accessories, etc. inside each bin. Maddie had fun just filling and dumping the contents.
I definitely recommend making some sensory bins for your toddlers and pre-schoolers! I will be posting some fun learning activities to go along with these bins soon. Follow us on social media (see buttons to the right) to get updates on our newest posts!! Have a great
Sensory Bin Materials
Rice (5 lbs)
Beads, Sequins, Pom Poms
Dried Beans (approx 5 lbs)
“Sweater Boxes” – I got mine from Walmart. These are good because they are clear and they stack nicely.