40 Sensory Bin Fillers

An Unique Sensory Bin Filler Every Day for 40 Days!

40 Days Sensory Bin Fillers

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!

40 Sensory Bin Fillers Pinterest

 March 1st

Colored Craft Sand from Little Bins for Little Hands

 March 2nd

Paper (Shredded, Crinkled & More) from Craftulate

 March 3rd

Corn from Makeovers & Motherhood

 March 4th

Cereals from B-Inspired Mama

 March 5th

Black Beans from Mama Miss

 March 6th

Water Beads from Racheous-Lovable Learning

March 7th

Feathers from Making Time For Mommy

March 8th

Pompoms from School Time Snippets

March 9th

Shaving Cream from P is For Preschooler

March 10th

Buttons from 3 Dinosaurs

March 11th

Money from Lalymom

March 12th

Hair Gel from Playful Learners

March 13th

Rice from Powerful Mothering

March 14th

Silk Flowers or Flower Petals form The Chaos and The Clutter

March 15th

Yarn from Teach Me Mommy

March 16th

Aquarium Gravel from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes

March 17th

Kinetic Sand from Gift of Curiosity

March 18th

Pasta (Cooked & Uncooked) from Still Playing School

March 19th

Flour from Lemon Lime Adventures

March 20th

Coffee Beans from I Heart Crafty Things

March 21st

Beads from Artsy Momma

March 22nd

Jello from Natural Beach Living

March 23rd

Compost & Potting Soil from Peakle Pie

March 24th

Tapioca Pearls from Life Lesson Plans

March 25th

French Lentils from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

March 26th

Polyfil Pellets from Where Imagination Grows

March 27th

Hay (Vase Filler)  from Crayon Box Chronicles

March 28th

Rocks from Sugar Aunts

March 29th

Water from Little Bins For Little Hands

March 30th

Clean Kitty Litter from Suzy Homeschooler

March 31st

Oats & Table Salt from The Stay- At -Home -Mom’s Survival Guide

April 1st

Grass from Playtivities

April 2nd

Cotton Balls from Preschool Powol Packets

April 3rd

Corn Meal & Husks from Wildflower Ramblings

April 5th

Sticks from Danya Banya

April 6th

 Confetti from The Eyes of A Boy

April 7th

Coconut Oil from ALLternative Living

April 8th

Birdseed from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

April 9th

 Here Come The Girls Blog


40 Days, 40 Bloggers and 40 Awesome Sensory Bin Fillers to Try!

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  1. Such a great series and this post says it all! Perfect for anyone wanting to engage with their children in sensory play!!

  2. Even though its the end of the day, I just got so excited with all these wonderful craft ideas for my students! I love the celery-colored fish! Thank you so much for sharing.Crafts

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