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If you're looking for sensory bins for toddlers then you've found the right spot. Sensory bins are a great toddler activity and are easier to set up than you might think!

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I love setting up sensory bins for toddlers and babies and there are so many different ways you can approach this. You can have simple toddler sensory bins or get quite complex and creative!

Sensory Bins for Toddlers and Babies

Sensory bins are a great form of sensory play for babies and toddlers and they are also a great way to keep them entertained. If you have never made a sensory bin before, you might like to start with our Simple Sensory Bin Ideas first.

If you're ready to jump into some more sensory bin ideas, we've found over 60 great sensory play activities that yourbabies and toddlers will love. If you're planning on making your own sensory bins, there's a few items that are handy to have at home. You can find all of my favorite toddler sensory play items HERE.

If you're keen to get started with toddler sensory bins, but find some of these a bit overwhelming, you might like to join our 10 Day Simple Sensory Bin Challenge.

In this challenge, we use simple and inexpensive items to create fun and engaging sensory bins. They won't win any Pinterest awards but they WILL entertain your toddler. You can sign up for the challenge (it's free!) HERE.

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Here are more than 60 of our favorite toddler sensory bin ideas!

These sensory bin ideas are taken from our Facebook group, where our creative members have shared some of their own sensory bin setups.

Kinetic Sand Sensory Bin

This sensory bin was shared by Laura who used store bought kinetic sand (Amazon sells it HERE), small toys that she already had and sand castle molds like the ones from this set.

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Farm Sensory Bin

Jennifer made a farm sensory bin using food items and farm figurines (I like THIS farm set)

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Simple Rice Sensory Bin

Paola shared this simple toddler sensory bin made out of rice - so much fun to be had with plain rice and some simple scoops and toys (I always recommend these scoops).

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Farm Sensory Bin using Oats

Megha made her toddler a farm themed sensory bin using a bag of oats and some cow and horse toys she already had. Simple!

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Hot Cocoa Sensory Bin for Toddlers

What a wonderful idea for a Winter themed toddler sensory bin. This sensory bin was shared by Jenna and use coco pops and white pom poms.

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Fruit Loop Scooping Sensory Bin

Megan shared this simple toddler sensory bin with us - fruit loops and scoops (get the scoops HERE).

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Crushed Cheerio Sensory Bin

Rachel shared her truck sensory bin with us - she used crushed up cheerios as the sand - great idea!

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Ice Skating Sensory Bin / Tray

I love this idea from Danielle - freeze ice cubes and make your toy animals ice skate! Great for a hot day!

Colored Rice Sensory Bin

Lori shared her simple toddler sensory bin using colored rice (see how to make your own HERE) and some kitchen utensils and toys.

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Even More Toddler Sensory Bin Ideas

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Easy Rice Sensory Bin

Farm Animal - Simple Fun for Kids

Sunflower Sensory Bin - Life Over C's

Pour & Scoop - Laughing Kids Learn

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Easy Water Sensory Bin

Color Sorting Fish - Teaching 2 and 3 year olds

Frozen Under the Sea - Natural Beach Living

Paw Patrol Sensory Play - The Gingerbread House

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Colored Pasta Sensory Play

Ice Cream Sensory Bin - Fantastic Fun and Learning

Shark Sensory Water Play - Mommy's Bundle

Airplane Sensory Bin - School Time Snippets

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Taste Safe Insects Sensory Play

Color Changing Water Play

Fairy Mud - Laughing Kids Learn

Winter Sensory Bin

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Scooping Blocks Water Play

Galaxy & Space - 3 Princesses and 1 Dude

Lady Bird Sensory Bin - Clare's Little Tots

Nature Sensory Play - How Wee Learn

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Ocean Sensory Water Play - Frogs and Fairies

Jell O Sensory Play - In the Kids Kitchen

Scissors Practice Sensory Bin - Moms and Crafters

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Transport Sand and Water Play

Snow Dough - Powerful Mothering

Moon & Space Sensory Play - Fun with Mama

Bug Discovery- The Best Ideas for Kids

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Shaving Cream Messy Play

Apples Sensory Fun - I Heart Crafty Things

Dragons Love Tacos Sensory Bin - Days With Grey

Coffee Sensory Play - The Chaos and the Clutter

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2 Ingredient Cloud Dough - My Bored Toddler

Rainbow Rice Sensory Play - Kidz Activities

Construction Truck Play - The Pleasantest Thing

Foamy Sensory Bin - Craftulate

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Digging For Dinosaurs - The Jenny Evolution

Rainbow Spaghetti Play - The Train Driver's Wife

Rainbow Rice & Play Dough - The Way He Plays

Rainbow Ice Ball Sensory Bin - Craftulate

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Alphabet Sensory Ice Play - Something 2 Offer

Taste Safe Snow Sensory Play - The Train Driver's Wife

Keys Sensory Play - Preschool Powol Packets

Star Sensory Soup - Modern Preschool

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Toddler Pasta Scoop - The Train Driver's Wife

Yellow Yarn Sensory Bin - Fantastic Fun and Learning

Let the Ice Melt - The Jenny Evolution

Pigs in the Mud Play - Modern Preschool

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Farm Sensory Bin- Best Toys for Toddlers

Dinosaur Smelly Swamp - Adventures of Adam

Duck Pond Sensory Play - Fantastic Fun and Learning

Colored Salt Sensory Play - The Jenny Evolution

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Insect Sensory Bin - Cutting Tiny Bites

Ocean Sensory Bin & Sort - - A dab of glue will do

Watermelon Oobleck- Gift of Curiosity

Edible Sludge Sensory Play - And Next Comes L

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Coconut Sensory Play - Adventures of Adam

Dinosaur Chocolate Mud Sensory Bin - Best Toys 4 Toddlers

Stars & Stripes - Cutting Tiny Bites

July 4th Ice Play - Playground Park Bench

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Insect Inspections - Parenting Chaos

Rainbow Bubbles - Gift of Curiosity

Construction Sensory Play - Sugar, Spice & Glitter

Scoop & Pour - Play to Learn Preschool

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Don't forget that you can sign up to our FREE 10 Day Simple Sensory Bin Challenge too! Join HERE.

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We also have a great toddler sensory bins Pinterest board that you can FOLLOW HERE.I would love to see how your toddler or preschooler played with their sensory bin. Share a photo in ourFacebook groupor onInstagram(follow@myboredtoddler) and use#MyBoredToddlerso we can all see!

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