Looking for great sensory bin ideas? Sensory activities are so good for kids’ development! But what should you put in your sensory bins? These sensory bin fillers are all great ideas! Give them each a try!
Sensory Bin Fillers
Do your children like to play with sensory bins?
Sensory bins are not only a wonderful way to entertain your child, but a great way to incorporate sensory stimulation!
Sensory bins engage at least one, if not several, of the five senses: sight, sound, touch, smell or taste.
There are lots of great ideas for sensory bins out there. If you are looking for a ready made idea then be sure to check out 25 Easy Sensory Bin Ideas, 7 Valentine’s Day Sensory Bins, 19 Summer Sensory Bins, 13 Fall Sensory Bins, or 11 Christmas Sensory Bins.
However, if you are wanting to get creative, then why not create your own sensory bin?
I have put together for you a list of some of the best sensory bin filler ideas!
What to Put in a Sensory Bin
17 of the Best Sensory Bin Fillers
Give each of these sensory bin fillers a try!
I'm sure that your child will love them all!
My kids love instant snow!
Living in Florida we don't see much snow;)
This makes it a wonderful addition to our sensory bins!
Rice is a wonderful sensory bin filler.
You can use regular rice, or colored rice to make things bright!
Water beads are so much fun!
Definitely give these a try in one of your sensory bins!
I love black beans as a sensory filler!
You can actually use any type of dry bean in your sensory bins. Kids love the feel of digging their hands in the beans, and they have fun hiding objects in them!
This is a great addition to a sensory bin!
The feel of this sensory sand between your fingers makes it a great item to use for sensory stimulation!
It's a great idea to add different textures to your sensory bins.
These jewels are a great hard item to add, whether you use them by themselves or add them to something like the sensory sand.
Another great sensory item is stones and pebbles. Their cool smooth texture makes a great addition to any sensory bin!
Like the beans, lentils are another great sensory bin filler!
Cotton balls make great snow in sensory bins:)
My kids love to play with toy animals in the cotton balls!
We used fish tank gravel when making our fish tank sensory bin. The kids loved it!
Buttons are another great item to use. The different shapes, colors, and textures are great for sensory stimulation.
We use acorns in our fall sensory bins. Whether you buy acorns like these or gather your own, they make a great addition!
Shaving cream is lots of squishy fun for sensory bins!
If you're worried about your little one taste testing the shaving cream, whipped cream is a great option to use instead!
Wanting to make a seasonal easter sensory bin? Be sure to add this easter grass!
These squishy soft balls are great for sensory bin play!
Flower petals are a great textured item to use in a sensory bin for sensory stimulation!
Sensory Bin Ideas
And those are 17 of the best sensory bin fillers!
Which ones are your favorites? Try them all and let me know which ones you prefer! Leave me a comment below:)
If you would like to find more sensory activities for kids then be sure to check out:
Spring Sensory Activities for Preschoolers & Toddlers
The Ultimate Slime Recipe List
And of course scroll through my Sensory Resource Page.