The benefits of sensory bins are nearly endless – the hours of play and hands on learning is hard to beat. Many of the sensory bin ideas out there include dried beans, rice, pasta, or other food items, but in some cases food products may not be appropriate to use. We have put together a list of 12 non-food sensory bins that can be reused over and over!
Pom Poms in Water — this one is pretty straightforward, and we are all about easy set up!
Rainbow Colour Sorting Sensory Bin — Sort colors with this fun rainbow sensory bin!
Super Easy Slime Recipe — make it colorful by adding food coloring!
Sponge Letter Match — this is a fun and easy way to practice the alphabet!
LEGO Soup — this bin is super simple to set up, encourages fine motor skills, and can engage your kids in hours of quiet sensory play.
Colour Mixing Tea Party — your child will love mixing and pouring “tea” of different colors!
Craft Sand Sensory Bin — Colored craft sand is easy to find in craft stores and small bags are inexpensive and simple to store and reuse!
Clean Mud Sensory Bin — have fun making and playing with clean “mud” made from just a couple items from the bathroom!
Mega Block Painting — blocks, paint, and brushes are all you need for this super simple activity!
Stone Washing Sensory Bin — this bin gets five stars for being easy to set up AND clean up!
Bubble Foam — when you can use soap as your sensory bin medium, that’s just a win-win!
Fill the Alphabet with Pony Beads — this fun scoop and pour sensory bin is a great way to learn and practice the alphabet!
What are some of your favorite non-food sensory bin ideas? Share them with us below!