Are you looking for great sensory bin ideas for kids? Are you looking for fun Moana crafts and activities? Your child will love this Moana sensory bin!

Moana Sensory Bin

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Moana Sensory Bin!

Do your kids 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.

This sensory bin incorporates sight, sound and touch!

Feel the grains of rice slide through your fingers like sand, splash the blue water as you travel to restore the heart of Te Fiti!

Yes, that’s right, I know my Disney movies;)

Sensory Bin Ideas

My kids love sensory bins!

They had so much fun with the easter sensory binthe Fish Tank Sensory Bin, the Antarctica Sensory Bin, the Vegetable Garden Sensory Bin, and the Dinosaur Dig Sensory Bin that I made, that I decided to make another one!

My kids love Disney movies!

One of their favorites is Moana!

This is one that both my daughter and my son both like. What’s not to like, Moana has something for everyone!

Girl power, fighting and adventure, giant crab, saving the world, what’s not to love?!

Moana Activities

So I decided to create a sensory bin that would give the kids a great place to play with their Moana toys in.

It was a hit!

Both my son and my daughter played with it for hours!

This is definitely a sensory bin that we will be playing with often!

Sensory Bins For Toddlers and Preschoolers

This sensory bin has something for both toddlers and older children.

My four year old loved this as much as my six year old. And I know that toddlers will as well.

Now, I do want to say that while this sensory bin is great for toddlers, if your toddler is prone to putting things in his or her mouth, be sure to keep an eye out that they aren’t putting the rice in their mouths!

How to Make the Moana Sensory Bin

First you need a bin to create your Moana Sensory experience in.

Moana Sensory Bin

I use a clear plastic tub that is about 20 inches long, 14 inches wide, and 6 inches deep.

It doesn’t have to be exactly that size. Just make sure that it is large enough for them to play in without knocking out the contents, and not too deep that they can’t reach in to play well.

Also, if you have multiple children playing with the bin you want to make sure that it is big enough to accommodate everyone.

Next gather all of your Moana items!

You don’t have to use exactly the same toys and items that I used.

Moana Sensory Bin

Sensory Items

These are the items that I added to our Moana sensory bin:

Aquarium Gravel

Rice -20lbs

Smaller Plastic bin


Moana Toys

Disney Moana Adventure Canoe

Disney Moana Maui the Demigod’s kakamora Adventure

Disney Moana 10 Piece Figure Playset

Moana Sensory Bin


How to Assemble Your Moana Sensory Bin:

Start by adding your aquarium gravel to your small plastic bin.

We actually used the same aquarium gravel that we used in the Fish Tank Sensory Bin. But instead of using all of the colors, we picked out the blue gravel and used that.

Moana Sensory Bin

Next position your small bin inside your large bin against one end.

Pour your bag of rice into the large bin and spread it out and around the small bin.

We made our rice higher on one end and sloped it down to the water.

Moana Sensory Bin

Next add your Moana toys!

Moana Sensory Bin


Put the boat in the water and position the others in the rice.

Moana Sensory Bin


Now your Moana sensory bin is ready for imaginative play!

I hope you and your family enjoy the Moana Sensory Bin as much as we did!

Moana Sensory Bin


Which items will you add to your Moana Sensory Bin?

Let me know by leaving me a comment below!

If you would like to find more fun sensory bin ideas then check out:

Fish Tank Sensory BinEaster Sensory Bin





Vegetable Garden Sensory Bin

Antarctica Sensory Bin




Dinosaur Dig Sensory Bin