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100 Things to Put in Sensory Bins:
Edible Things to Put in Sensory Bins:
Just because these are edible that simply means that they are generally non-toxic with accidental exposure in the mouth! Keep in mind any food allergies or choking hazards depending on the age of your children using your sensory bins! Also, food CAN spoil if it wet so make sure to keep an eye on any mildew that may grow if drool or water ends up in your sensory bins!
beans (lentils, pinto, kidney, lima, black, etc.)
coffee beans / grinds
Craft Supplies to Put in Sensory Bins:
Chances are if you’ve got kids then you’ve got a stash of craft supplies somewhere! You can use just about anything from your craft stash in your sensory bins! The Dollar Tree is a great place to get small amounts of items if you need just one bin! Craft sand there is the cheapest too!
Nature Items to Put in Sensory Bins:
I absolutely love incorporating nature into any type of sensory play we do – and after all, it’s free! Have your kids help you gather things from outdoors to add into your sensory bins and activity time!
rocks / pebbles
pine chips / hamster bedding
coconut substrate (found in reptile section at pet store)
Other Things to Put in Sensory Bins:
sponges (cosmetic or kitchen!)
sand paper (on bottom)
cut up straws
Have some clever ideas to add to our sensory bin list? Leave a comment and let me know what you would add to this list!