Filling The Sensory Bin
Here’s how I differentiate my sensory bin:
Sensory Bin Fillers
Back To School
For this number recognition sensory bin, we used colored pasta noodles and rainbow cards. And no, the pasta doesn’t stay this neat!
This sensory bin is made with alphabet pasta from Walmart. We dyed the pasta in rainbow colors and added sparkly letter cards.
November/Thanksgiving Sensory Bins
This sensory bin uses red pasta. These are shells that we died red using food coloring. The hearts are glitter hearts from Hobby Lobby.
Christmas/Holidays Around The World
The red and green filler are chick peas. The silver filler is garland/tinsel that we cut into pieces. We added Christmas bows and small ornaments from Walmart.
St. Patrick’s Day!
You can get silver metallic paint here!
This butterfly sensory bin is filled with glitter balls from Dollar Tree!
This is a frog sensory bin using pasta dyed green and fake frogs from Dollar Tree!
New Year’s Day!
For our New Year’s sensory bins we use disco balls from Hobby Lobby and some sparkly balls to go with the disco balls. We will use cards from our Smashing Disco Balls creation!
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Do you have the measurements of you sensory bin? What I would need to make it? This looks like a perfect “lego” project for the Hubs!!!
This is amazing. It will be great for Sensory Processing Disorder children. How do you make the colored salt and the crayon colored rice? Thanks for sharing this.
what do the answer sheets look like. are students making words out of the cards, etc? I am new to kindergarten and need a lot of help.
The answer sheets are just pieces of paper that allow the students to color or write the answers. Recording sheets are included with all of my centers in my TPT Store!
Pom Poms are another favorite sensory bin filler for my kiddos. They love digging through pom poms! I also used shredded paper that I made from running construction paper through my home shredder.
How do you dye your rice and pasta?
I personally have done it with water colors and also with food coloring. Just put it in a ziploc bag with the food coloring and a little alcohol and shake! If with watercolor put in ziploc bag and shake!
Do you save all of your sensory bin materials for next year or do you have to keep buying new each year?
I save it when I can!