Sensory Bins Ideas

We are always looking for new ideas for our sensory bins to keep students engaged. 

Changing up activities keeps the interest as new activities easily change the dynamic in a classroom by calming children down as they explore the new activities.

alphabet & numbers
alphabet cereal
animals
aquarium gravel
beads
beans
birdseed (nut allergy issue)
bottle caps
bugs
buttons
cereal
chickpeas
cloud dough
corks
colored pasta
colored sand
construction paper scraps
corn
decaf coffee grinds
dinosaurs
dried beans
drinking straws and scissors
Easter grass
funfetti
gems
gak
ice blocks
Jello crystals
kinetic sand (homemade or store bought)
leaves
Lego blocks
magnetic objects and magnets
marbles
moon sand
mud
nuts and bolts
oatmeal (use gluten free version if allergies are an issue)
pine cones (tree allergy issue)
pine needles (tree allergy issue)
plumbers pipes, elbows and joints
pom poms
pebbles
raisins
ramps
rice
sand
saw dust
shaving cream (potential scent allergy issue)
shells
shredded paper (look for sight words, letter hunt)
snow with shovels
snow with paint
soil
straw (potential allergy issue)
stones
tissue paper
vehicles
water
water with soap to make bubbles
water beads (dollar store)
wooden chips/mulch
wooden pallets
wooden pallets

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