How to make sensory bins for kids

Updated: Aug 30

Have you ever heard of sensory bins? If you haven't, then let me introduce you to a super, cool, and amazing activity that you can do with your kids which is not only for fun but also for engagement and developmental play.

Sensory bins are created with stimulatory objects that may include items such as sand, dirt, water beads, etc.

Sensory bins are very good for:

  • Fine motor engagement - development of smaller muscles in hands, wrist, and fingers

  • Sensory development - sight, touch, and hearing

  • Imaginative Play - social and language skills, critical thinking, and creativity

It is definitely a winner for screen-free access!

Have you also found any ideas for sensory bins that you could share? Please feel free to add to my list, or ask your questions or concerns in our FORUM section. I would be happy to help you!

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Sensory bins that are great for fine motor skills

“Sensory bins are great for fine motor growth, sensory and imaginative development in kids. ”


Get plastic bins that can hold a good amount of objects such as sand, toys, etc. I love the small toy bins at Ikea or you can purchase regular bins on Amazon. Size should be at minimum 13-1/8 x 10-5/8 x 3 inches.