Summer is officially here and unfortunately it looks like its going to be a record hot one for most of the country. Which means your kids are probably going to be spending a lot of time inside. Sensory bins are the perfect activity to keep little ones busy when the weather doesn’t allow them to get outside!
Sensory bins are a great way to keep kids entertained while they learn about the scientific process and develop fine motor skills. Best of all they can be made with things you probably around have around your house and can be customized to fit your Childs interests!
I’ve put together a list of 9 awesome summer themed sensory bins that are perfect to help keep your kids entertained this summer!!!
9 Summer Themed Sensory Bins
Is your toddler fascinated by all the bugs that they find in the yard during the summer? If so then the Incest Sensory Bin from My Bored Toddler is perfect for them. Not only is it full of fun creepy crawlies but its taste safe! which means you don’t have to worry if your child wants to use their sense of taste to explore this sensory bin!
Nothing says summer like mermaids and seashells and Under The Sea Rice Sensory Bin by Midget Momma has both! This sensory bin uses a combination of rice, puffballs and undersea toys to help stimulate your toddler’s imagination.
This Pipes and Water sensory play station from Moms and Crafters is perfect for playing indoors or outdoors. Your kids can splash around in a shady spot outside and once it gets too hot you can move the fun indoors. And the endless combinations of pipes can help keep your toddler entertained all afternoon.
Using items purchased at the dolor store the Montessori Inspired Dishwashing Sensory Bin by The Homespun Hydrangea is an inexpensive and fun way to keep your toddler entertained. Not only will they work on their fine motor skills they can feel like mommy’s little helper by pretending to help clean dishes. Which is a great way to keep them distracted while you’re trying to get some housework done!
Give your toddler a fun introduction to science with the Rainbow Jello Sensory Bin Activity by Must Have Mom. This colorful sensory bin not only keeps your toddler entertained but it teaches them about the reaction between baking soda and vinegar in a fun and easy way.
Use flowers you and your kids find during an afternoon walk to create this Flower and Ice Sensory Play by the Happy Herbal Home. Not only do they get to help find the flowers for this sensory bin but playing with ice is a great way to stay cool on a hot afternoon!
The Rainbow Sensory Activity by Kids Crafts helps kids learn colors with a color sorting activity. It also works on their fine motor skills with a string threading activity. And since it only uses yarn it makes for a super easy clean up!! It’s also a great activity for children with autism or sensory processing disorders who don’t like to get their hands wet or slimy.
Looking for a way to help your kids stay cool during a hot summer day while learning something new? The Excavating Dinosaurs Sensory Activity by Jennifer Perkins helps kids develop their problem-solving skills by making them figure out the best way to melt the ice to excavate their dinosaurs. It’s also a great way to teach them about the science behind melting ice and how water can be both a liquid and a solid!
I know that candy cane and summer aren’t two things that normally go together but as a HUGE Christmas fan its fun to find a way to add a little bit of Christmas escapism during the heat of the summer. This Candy Cane Sensory Paint from the Daily Momtivity is a great way to forget about the heat for a little while and help you feel a little bit of Christmas joy in the middle of July!