Easy sensory bins! How about a GO TO Sensory Bin that’s super easy for your toddler or preschooler? My son enjoyed his first rice bin on his first birthday and rice has been a constant, inexpensive filler since then! We have tons of sensory bin filler ideas for all kids. Plus we have great ideas on how to put together themes for holidays and seasons.

EASY SENSORY BINS FOR EASY SENSORY PLAY IDEAS

EASY SENSORY BINS for Easy Sensory Play Ideas

There are so many beautiful sensory bins out there to look at, to want to make, or to just plain envy but know that you aren’t going to be able to pull off all of them all of the time (at least not without a lot of effort and money).

Sensory bins, as appealing as they are, are not always as an easy to make activity. Gathering items for a theme or an interest can take some searching. However, there are still tons of simple ideas to try.

WHY ARE SENSORY BINS SO IMPORTANT?

They are not always wallet friendly; little things add up! I am pretty much guaranteed at this point, my 3 year old son does not know the difference between fancy, organic, homemade and all natural materials, and dollar store “treasures”.

A RICE SENSORY BIN FOR EVERY HOLIDAY AND SEASON!

50 Rice Sensory Bin Play Ideas

HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE SENSORY BINS

Read all about putting together easy sensory bins for kids. Tips, tricks, and ideas! Includes some great ideas for sensory bins, fillers, novelty items, and more!

How to Make Sensory Bins Sep by Step guide to make sensory bins

I watch him enjoy some of the easy sensory bins as much as the elaborate sensory bins I create. We love to dye rice different colors for different themes like this rainbow sensory bin!

Make sure to check out our non food sensory bin filler favorites for when food staples are not an option to use. You can also check out our 40 days of sensory bin fillers for even more options!

10 EASY RICE SENSORY BIN IDEAS TO GET YOU STARTED

Now we have a bin of white rice out in our gigantic sensory table. As you can see it is pretty simple. There is a sand wheel, some dollar store scoops and Target construction vehicles.

I think it is even fine with just the scoops and the sand wheel for his play. He makes big hills of rice, and the sand wheel becomes a garbage truck. His hands make great scoops too!

LEARN HOW TO: Make Colored Rice for Sensory Play!

We have come up with a few sensory bin varieties using the same bag of rice and items you will have around the house! Take a look and maybe you will find a new idea to try today!

Easy Rice Sensory Play Around The house

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10 WATER SENSORY BINS FOR QUICK SENSORY PLAY

Another easy sensory bin to create at home quickly and with little cost is a water bin.

Scooping and dumping water are also hugely popular here and we can do them all year round! The same scoops and water/sand wheel work wonderfully.

You can also make it into a pond to explore with a few additions like fish and frogs and even a little blue food coloring to make your water world come alive. You can even set up washing bins. Check out some washing sensory bins here.

A strainer, turkey baster, ladle, and small watering can are simple to ad but also exciting for kids to use. Your kitchen drawers and cabinets hold so many interesting sensory bin tools.

If not the dollar store has a wide variety of kitchen gadgets at a great price along with fish and frogs!

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EASY SENSORY BINS ARE THE BEST!

 Really easy sensory bins are the best because your kids don’t notice every little detail like you do!  In the end my son and I play nicely with the simplest of sensory bins. So just do it and make one sensory bin to give it a try. Quick and simple with no planning!

Maybe you have some dried beans you will never cook or maybe you throw a bag of rice into the shopping cart, do it! Just remember your child’s needs, abilities, and interests when you build a sensory  bin. What may work for another child may not be right for yours.

We have tons of sensory play recipes to make if you want to think outside the bin!

Sensory Play Recipes for Kids Tactile Activities