When you hear the words sensory play, what do you think? Play with the senses! In this case we are talking primarily the sense of touch or tactile sensory play. Our favorite sensory play ideas include sensory bins, sensory slimes, water play, messy play experiences. Kids sensory play ideas don’t have to be difficult to set up and often these “recipes” use common kitchen pantry ingredients. Let’s give sensory play ideas a try this year!
FUN AND EASY SENSORY PLAY IDEAS FOR KIDS
COMPLETE SENSORY PLAY RESOURCE GUIDE
Here is our complete sensory play resource guide for including tactile play activities in your learning environment. Easy ideas for seasonal sensory bins. Easy ideas for messy sensory play. Easy homemade slime recipe. Our sensory play resource guide is perfect for anyone working with young kids in early childhood development. Amazing activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners.
This sensory play resource guide can help answer many questions about the importance of sensory bins, how to make sensory bins, and how to enjoy sensory play with kids. Young kids benefit greatly from tactile sensory play of all kinds. Learn how to include simple sensory play activities and bins in your daily routine.
GETTING STARTED WITH SENSORY PLAY IDEAS: START HERE
A mess free way to explore. Sensory bottles are also wonderful anxiety tools commandingly referred to as calm down bottle or jars. Click on each photo.
SEASONAL SENSORY PLAY IDEAS AND SENSORY BINS
Many of the sensory play ideas and sensory bin ideas you will see below can be remade in so many different ways. Fillers are interchangeable, and there is no one set way to create a sensory bin for kids! Click on each photo for details.
EARLY LEARNING SENSORY BINS
HOLIDAY SENSORY PLAY IDEAS AND SENSORY BINS
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
4TH OF JULY
SENSORY PLAY IDEAS AND RECIPES
A variety of alternative kids sensory play ideas and homemade recipes. Click on photos for details.
OOBLECK OR GOOP
TASTE SAFE SLIME
SOAP SLIME AND SOAP FOAM
The Most Awesome Kids Sensory Play Ever!