Winter Themed Sensory Bins

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This is going to be a long winter at home so I thought I’d share some fun winter themed sensory bins! Here at our house I have a few different sensory bins and my two year old loves playing in them. We have a sensory table (this one) in the kitchen with two bins- one full of beans and one full of waterbeads. We also have a seasonal winter themed sensory bin at Emma’s little school table in our living room to go with our snow tot school themed lesson plan.

I filled the bin with cotton balls, tiny wooden snowflakes, and little snowmen. I also made a little snowman bottle she can fill and dump out and gave her a spoon to stir and scoop things up. Emma is in online speech therapy and this bin kept her attention for a whole therapy session yesterday! She loved hiding the snowmen and then digging them out of the soft cotton ball “snow’.

This easy winter sensory bin from Natural Beach Living is filled with beautiful blues. I love her idea of adding in essential oils, too. What a calming sensory bin idea!

How adorable is this hot chocolate sensory bin from ABCDee Learning!? This coffee loving mama loves the addition of the Starbucks cups and kids will love how tasty the bin fillers are! I made a hot cocoa sensory bin when my boys were younger but it was pretty messy and it wasn’t near as cute as her’s is.

The addition of frozen water beads to Views From A Step Stool’s diving penguin sensory bin is genius! We have a sensory table full of water beads and freezing them never even crossed my mind but the frozen iceberg is perfect for a winter bin paired with adorable little penguins.

My daughter is currently obsessed with teddy bears so I was thinking about doing a bears themed tot school lesson soon and this hibernation sensory bin from Busy Hands & Minds would be perfect for a winter bears theme! I love how natural it looks with the pinecones and wood slices.

For those kids who love construction vehicles, this snowballs and snowplows play tray from Entertain Your Toddler would make an awesome sensory bin. I love the combination of the sparkly “snowballs” with the cotton ones.

Another fun sensory bin idea for winter is snowmen. I’m in love with this DIY Snowman Sensory Bin from the Glued to my Crafts Blog. The addition of plastic golf balls as the snowmen heads with little faces drawn on will really spark the imagination for creative play.

My toddler loves water play so I think this snowflake soup sensory bin from And Next Comes L would be a huge hit. Kids will love stirring the water around and scooping up the snowflakes and adding scent to the water really makes it seem like they are cooking something.

This arctic sensory bin from Adventures And Play is a little winter wonderland for imaginations. I love all the animals and trees and the addition of the scented doughon the bottom of the tray.

Living Montessori Now’s Antartica sensory bin is full of blue water beads and animals like penguins, whales, and seals. It also has a slide for the penguins to slide into the bin which my daughter would just love!

So many fun winter sensory table ideas! I think we will do a penguin themed sensory bin next because those ones are just too cute. I like the idea of adding in some ice cubes or frozen waterbeads to give a different sensory feel that she is used to.

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