DIY Sensory Bins

Sensory bins are a fun and easy way for students to explore different materials and textures. Sensory bins can be made with lots of different materials, many of which you likely have around the house! Bins can be put together in cake pans, plastic totes, large bowls or pots, shoe boxes, etc.

DIY Sensory Bin Filler Ideas:
  • Dry Beans, Noodles, Rice, Corn, etc.
  • Shredded Paper
  • Water Beads
  • Sand or Dirt
  • Pom Poms or Cotton Balls
  • Ribbon Curls
  • Beads or Buttons
  • Puzzle Pieces (such as from old 500-1000 piece puzzles)
  • Feathers
  • Soapy Water
  • Easter Grass
Sensory Bin Activities
  • Hide small objects, toys, or pictures for your child to find; work on identifying/naming objects or pictures
  • Hide letters (letter beads, letter magnets, letter cards, etc); have your child find letters in their name, sight words, or letter sound
  • Hide pieces for a puzzle; have your child find pieces and put together the puzzle