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How to Make a Sensory Bin

How to make a fun sensory bin for kids - Toddlers and preschoolers love sensory materials! Colored rice, lentils, popcorn, dried beans, and other small items make the perfect base for stickers, pompoms, and other slightly larger bits. Children love to pour, sift, and play in this mixture.

What is a Sensory Bin? A sensory bin is a container filled with a substance that invites play, like sand, water, unpopped popcorn kernels, lentils or other dried beans, rice, water beads or birdseed. Most of the time, there are larger items in the bin as well, such as plastic letters, people figures, animal figures, or pompoms. The container needs to be big enough to allow for free movement of the filler substance without it spilling over the edges. Why make a Sensory Bin? Sensory bins are awesome for kids. They provide a sensory experience that many kids (and adults) … Read more