7 Fun Ideas for Sensory Bins

Ever since my kiddos were old enough to know not to put things in their mouths, they have LOVED playing with sensory bins. I can’t even tell you how many hours were spent pouring, measuring, sorting — sensory bins can be completely mesmerizing!!

New to the idea of sensory bins, or looking for new ideas to change things up? Here are a few fun and inspiring ideas from our Sensory Bins Pinterest Board:

1. Harvest Time Down on the Farm Sensory Bin


2. Ocean Sensory Bin


3. Dino World Play Scene


4. Construction Site Sensory Bin


5. Bug Themed Sensory Bin


6. Dig for Treasure


7. Spooky Halloween Sensory Tub

And there are many more ideas posted on our Sensory Bins Pinterest Board!

Have fun!!


  1. Dear Valerie,

    Back in our day, our sensory bins consisted of broken glass, rusty metal and liquid mercury. And we liked it!

    … or was I the only one with one of those bins?


  2. I love that hte piglets are nursing at the momma pig.

  3. I want to play with a sensory bin! LOL!

  4. What a lovely surprise to find our dino world on your fabulous list 🙂 Thank you x

    • You’re welcome, Christie — LOVE your dino world & we have plans to make one of our own (inspired by yours) too!

  5. Sensory bins are one of my favourite things to make! Thanks for sharing these. They’re beautiful!

    • You’re welcome, Jackie! Sensory bins are always a hit around here, and I’m always looking for new & interesting ideas for them. Have fun!!

  6. Love them!! My little one just turned 4 in August. Do you think it’s too late to start w/ sensory bins?

    • Not at all! When I bring them out for Clara (3 yrs.), her big sister (7yrs) can’t resist joining in the fun! 🙂


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