40 Sensory Bin Fillers
An Unique Sensory Bin Filler Every Day for 40 Days!
Starting March 1, 2014
Welcome to the home page 40 Days & 40 Sensory Bin Fillers. This will be an amazing resource for you to find the perfect sensory bin filler to try with your child! 40 amazing bloggers have signed up to participate in this awesome series. At the end of each post will be a place to link up your sensory bin ideas using the same filler or to find more ideas or themes to explore with your child. Please use the list below as a guide for each of the 40 days and which blog is featuring what filler! I hope you will visit each one, pin new ideas to try to share ones you love too!
Why make a sensory bin?
Sensory bins are wonderful hands on fun for many ages including toddlers and preschoolers! Many skills can be learned and explored through sensory bin play including social and emotional communication, literacy, fine motor skills, and more! Sensory bins provide an out let for children to engage in a meaningful way and also receive sensory input that their little minds and bodies crave. Exploring through touch and feel can be a positive experience for most children. Sensory input from sensory bins works with your child’s nervous system. Some fillers may be preferable to others, so don’t give up trying! Let your child be your guide!
Sensory bins engage the senses!
Use a sensory bin to talk with your child about what he or she is sensing! Great communication and self-awareness activity. What do you see? How does it make you feel? What does it feel like? Help them find new words for feelings, textures, and new senses. Lots of sensory bins can also be scented with essential oils or extracts to play with the sense of smell! If your child is still very much into eating, exploring a bin full of dried cereal is still sensory play and engages the sense of taste too!
40 Days 40 Sensory Bin Fillers List
Click on the links below for the day’s sensory bin filler! You may also visit each blogger’s homepage before the scheduled day to see more great ideas! Check back here every day to see what’s new!
Colored Craft Sand from Little Bins for Little Hands
Paper (Shredded, Crinkled & More) from Craftulate
Corn from Makeovers & Motherhood
Cereals from B-Inspired Mama
Black Beans from Mama Miss
Water Beads from Racheous-Lovable Learning
Feathers from Making Time For Mommy
Pompoms from School Time Snippets
Shaving Cream from P is For Preschooler
Buttons from 3 Dinosaurs
Money from Lalymom
Hair Gel from Playful Learners
Rice from Powerful Mothering
Silk Flowers or Flower Petals form The Chaos and The Clutter
Yarn from Teach Me Mommy
Aquarium Gravel from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes
Kinetic Sand from Gift of Curiosity
Pasta (Cooked & Uncooked) from Still Playing School
Flour from Lemon Lime Adventures
Coffee Beans from I Heart Crafty Things
Beads from Artsy Momma
Jello from Natural Beach Living
Compost & Potting Soil from Peakle Pie
Tapioca Pearls from Life Lesson Plans
French Lentils from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Polyfil Pellets from Where Imagination Grows
Hay (Vase Filler) from Crayon Box Chronicles
Rocks from Sugar Aunts
Water from Little Bins For Little Hands
Clean Kitty Litter from Suzy Homeschooler
Oats & Table Salt from The Stay- At -Home -Mom’s Survival Guide
Grass from Playtivities
Cotton Balls from Preschool Powol Packets
Corn Meal & Husks from Wildflower Ramblings
Epsom Salt from Let Them Be Little Blog
Sticks from Danya Banya
Confetti from The Eyes of A Boy
Coconut Oil from ALLternative Living
Birdseed from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
40 Days, 40 Bloggers and 40 Awesome Sensory Bin Fillers to Try!
Great Sensory Bin Ideas!