Liam has his favorites! Does your child?There are lots of great fillers that can be used straight from your pantry like oatmeal, corn meal, cornstarch and more. These fillers I find are not necessarily easy to store as a sensory bin to pull out from storage but make great rainy day quick and easy ideas for something new and different! I also didn't include ooey , gooey sensory bins for the same reason. These are my favorite for easy storage and longevity. If you haven't already, check out my top sensory bin goodies post here! Some of the bins have links to posts featuring the sensory bin in action as well as other learning activities associated with the theme!
1. White, Brown or Dyed Rice- super simple ideas for play post here
3. Aquarium Rocks
4. Water Beads photo journey post here
5. Colored Craft Sand
Dinosaur discovery table play (here)
There are recipes for this but I purchased it, and it keeps beautifully, never dries out. The company is called WABA Fun Moon Sand (more of a kinetic sand).
7. Water (ok so this can't be stored but so easy to just fill and play!)
8. Mixed Beans, peas and seeds
11. Easter "Grass"
Now for yours! Do you have a favorite sensory bin filler you want to share? Always looking for great fillers to store in my closet for another day!
Storage tip: I store each filler in a gallon size freezer bag. I store all the freezer bags in one long rubbermaid storage tub. Ours is on top of a shelving unit but you could roll under a bed too! The freezer bags hold the perfect amount for us to use again and again!