Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Sensory Bin

Christmas offers so much for a sensory bin and I found so many neat things at our Dollar Store.  Jordan was very surprised when he found his sensory bin and he's been having fun with it every day now.  He's so excited about Christmas!

I found fake snow flakes at the Dollar Store and used this as filler.

Sorting activities with beads of different sizes and colors and mirror shapes.

Lots of stuff for feeling, smelling, and creating.

Here is what I included in our sensory bin:
  • Mini Gift Bows of different colors
  • Scented Votive Candles
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Playdough
  • Plastic Red Spoons for scooping & digging
  • Miniature Wrapped Gifts
  • Miniature Plastic Drums
  • Fake Holly Berries
  • Snow balls
  • Decorative Foam Balls with Silver Glitter
  • Plastic Candy Canes
  • Beads
  • Mirror Shapes
  • Plastic Storage Boxes
  • Sorting Tray
  • Garland
  • Christmas Wrapping Squares of different textures

This is my first attempt at a sensory bin, as I've never thought about doing one before... but it was a hit with my toddler, so I'm going to make another one the week of Christmas when we do a lesson unit on the Nativity! :)

Please share with me what you have included in your Christmas sensory bin, I love ideas!

Have fun and be a blessing!


  1. Looks like so much fun! I just started making sensory tubs too. my 2 year old especially loves them, and I think they are a fun and engaging experience for them. Thanks for following my blog...I'm one of your newest followers. I can't wait to see what you do for your Nativity bin!!


  2. You've put a lot of though into your lessons. are you planning on Homeschooling?


  3. Just found your blog from the TGIF Linky Party. Great sensory bin! The garland, plastic candy canes and wrapped gifts were great additions! I just created a similar sensory tub for my tot and preschooler - http://crisscrossapplesaucelearning.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-sensory-tub.html

    I'm your newest follower on GFC!