Do you need some non food sensory bin fillers to use in your sensory bins? Although rice and dried beans may be common sensory bin fillers, you don’t have to use food items! Take a look at all the awesome non food sensory bin fillers that are just as simple to find and set up! Although we use our fair share of rice here, I have become sensitive to those who have ethical concerns with playing with food sensory bin fillers. I understand and respect these choices, so I want to provide my awesome readers with these unique non food sensory ideas to bring sensory play into the house or classroom!
Non Food Sensory Bin Fillers
WHY IS SENSORY PLAY SO IMPORTANT?
Sensory play for young children is extremely beneficial to development. Using sensory bins for early childhood development provides a highly engaging environment from which to learn both academically and emotionally. Connect with your kids and allow them to connect with other kids through the use of sensory bins. Older toddlers, preschoolers, and even older kids will benefit greatly. Please use your best judgment when choosing sensory bin fillers for young kids!
Please check out my articles all about sensory bins and sensory play for great information!
FAVORITE NON FOOD SENSORY BIN FILLERS
Here are our favorite non food sensory bin fillers to try! They are easy to find, inexpensive, and just as fun as their food counterparts. These non food sensory bins are perfect for the whole year! Click on the links below to find great ways to play with these non food sensory bin fillers! I am sure you will find the perfect non food sensory bin filler to use right away!
Also try… Pompoms, Straws, Yarn, Buttons, and Artificial Flowers!
The possibilities are endless to fill your sensory bins or tubs with non food sensory bin items! Soapy water is fun too!
Fun With Apples Water Beads Sensory Play
Animal Nature Water Beads Sensory Play
Boats Water Beads Sensory Play (our first water beads sensory play)
COLORED SAND OR BEACH SAND
Want to make colored Epsom Salts? How to Color Epsom Salt for Sensory Play
ROCKS, PEBBLES, STONES
SHREDDED PAPER or SHREDDED PRESENT FILLER
POLY FIL PELLETS
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MAKE SOAP FOAM
We hope you have found a fun new Non Food sensory bin filler to try or new ways to use the non food sensory bin fillers you already have! Happy playing!
FUN NON FOOD SENSORY BIN FILLERS FOR KIDS!
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