7 Cool DIY Sensory Bins For Various Ages

7 cool diy sensory bins for various ages cover

A sensory bin is a cool container filled with various stuff – usually rice, barley or something like that, and some toys to play with. It’s ideal to develop fine motor skills and learn something plus it cna keep your kids busy for hours! Learn how to make the best sensory bins that entertain and teach your child, and to facilitate creative thinking and fine-motor development. We’ve gathered the coolest crafts, take a look!

Here’s a gorgeous ocean adventure sensory bin your kid swill love! All you need to make a fun ocean sensory bin adventure, is a large PVC container and a few accessories like stones/rocks, plants, sea shells, plastic animal toys, Legos, pearls or whatever you have on hand that’s appropriate to use in this case and would be fun to include in the game. You can play a completely different game and make your own little ocean sensory bin, based on what you have on hand.

DIY ocean adventure sensory bin with LEGOs (via frogs-and-fairies.com)

DIY ocean adventure sensory bin with LEGOs (via frogs-and-fairies.com)

A construction sensory bin is a great opportunity to be creative – the point is building, so give kids whatever you may have on hand to build with! Different building materials are a great option to allow them to compare the properties of different materials and analyze them according to their own construction needs. Add whatever construction-related materials you have. You could even add in a bunch of recyclables and encourage the kids to build with them!

DIY construction sensory bin (via sugarspiceandglitter.com)

DIY construction sensory bin (via sugarspiceandglitter.com)

This is a great rainbow sensory bin for a mixed age group, especially if you want a sensory material that can be used over and over again. I couldn’t get over how gorgeous the dyed barley was! It looks like a sea of little pearls in gorgeous, bright colors. The kids loved it, too – they had so much fun while developing their fine motor and practical life skills.

DIY rainbow barley sensory bin (via sugarspiceandglitter.com)

DIY rainbow barley sensory bin (via sugarspiceandglitter.com)

Sensory table activities for toddlers or preschoolers often have lots of fun creative elements to help engage young kids, but they don’t always have much of an educational component. This butterfly sensory activity for preschoolers or toddlers keeps little ones engaged through play-based learning. This one, on the other hand, will have little ones learning while they play. Full of bright colors, different textures, and interactive elements, this sensory bin is great for parents to make at home as a toy or for homeschool modules.

DIY butterfly and flower sensory bin (via www.shrimpsaladcircus.com)

DIY butterfly and flower sensory bin (via www.shrimpsaladcircus.com)

In the early childhood or special education classroom, sensory bins are a staple! They allow your kids to explore tons of different textures and materials and can help develop a healthy tactile system. These types of activities are especially great for children with autism, as sensory practice helps calm and them and improve focus and concentration. This fun sensory bin is educative: it’s full of dyed rice and colorful dinosaurs of various types – let your kids sort them and even memorize their names.

DIY dyed rice and dinosaur sensory bin (via blog.learningresources.com)

DIY dyed rice and dinosaur sensory bin (via blog.learningresources.com)

A sensory bin is a storage container that is stored and filled with materials that have to do with your five senses. They are mostly used for play, experiment, learning, and sometimes even for relaxation or mediation. While they are mainly targeted for infants, toddlers, and young children, teens and adults may also enjoy the sensory experience these boxes offer. Easy and fun to make, sensory boxes provide endless opportunities of experiment and fun. This tutorial will tell you how to make various types of sensory bins, get inspired!

DIY sensory bins for various ages (via www.wikihow.com)

DIY sensory bins for various ages (via www.wikihow.com)

Sensory bins are so much fun. They also provide opportunities for the children to practice their fine motor skills and with extensions can be used to teach matching, patterning, counting, sorting, storytelling, vocabulary, problem solving, and specific skill recognition such as letters. This tutorial will tell you how to make sensory bins for various ages, take a look and make something for your own kids!

DIY multiple sensory bins for various ages (via theeducatorsspinonit.com)

DIY multiple sensory bins for various ages (via theeducatorsspinonit.com)