Setting up a simple Christmas theme activity can be so easy if you go with something like our Christmas water play activity! Here’s a novel Christmas sensory bin that will have your kids playing happily for hours. Add plastic ornaments for active hands to dump, pour, and fill along with a baster for awesome fine motor skills. Simple sensory play for a Christmas win!

CHRISTMAS WATER PLAY SENSORY BIN

CHRISTMAS PLAY IDEAS

Our Christmas water sensory play with a Christmas sensory bin is simple fun! We love all sorts of water sensory play activities for exploring, playing, and learning! Water is a favorite sensory bin filler around here because it is so versatile!

We have used these perfect plastic globe ornaments is a few ways already! We made erupting ornaments with baking soda and vinegar, a craft sand sensory bin with ornaments, and even actual tree ornaments. We even played with color mixing too!

Simple water sensory play is always fun at any time of the year! Use this idea all year long and change the colored water for the season! The possibilities are endless. My son loves sensory play ideas like one whenever we have free time. This Christmas sensory play water bin is easy to set up for quick morning play!

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CHRISTMAS WATER ORNAMENTS

SUPPLIES

  • sensory bin container
  • plastic globe ornaments
  • water
  • food coloring
  • glitter and sequins {optional}
  • strainer, baster, funnel for sensory exploring

HOW TO SET UP YOUR SENSORY BIN

STEP 1. Add water to the sensory bin and then add food coloring to the desired color. Red or green are great for our Christmas theme!

Helpful Hint: Make the water temperature enjoyable like bath water for longer play! 

STEP 2. Add glitter and sequins if desired. Then add plastic globe ornaments.

STEP 3. Set out sensory play tools and your Christmas sensory play water bin is ready to go!

Christmas sensory play water sensory bin ornament filling fine motor play

He picked out what he wanted to do immediately with this Christmas sensory water bin! Dumping and filling the large ornaments into each other. Great hand-eye coordination and visual sensory play as well as tactile sensory play. Adding in a baster, strainer and funnel make great fine motor play too.

Christmas Sensory Play Filling ornaments with water
Christmas Sensory Play Filling ornaments with water
Christmas sensory water sensory bin with ornaments pouring

The fun continues filling the ornaments using a funnel and baster! We made a waterfall and tried to sink the ornaments! He also used the baster to race them around the sensory bin. Good thing I chose the large bin for this!

Christmas Sensory play water bin using funnel and baster

Excellent Christmas water sensory play with nothing more then water, a little food coloring, and some plastic ornaments to encourage creative play and learning!

A perfect way to keep the kids busy on an indoor day any time of the year!

Christmas sensory play water sensory bin strainers

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5 Comments

  1. Where did you purchase the plastic balls for this activity? I have been unable to find clear plastic balls with a large opening.
    Thank you 🙂

  2. I purchased them at AC Moore or Michaels Craft stores. I just removed the metal hanger pieces. Hope you can find some!

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