Why Preschoolers Should Use Sensory Bins

Have you ever made a sensory bin for your preschool aged children? I love to use sensory bins with our preschoolers because they provide a fun and interactive way for little ones to explore the world around them using their senses. Before we dive into all the fun sensory bins you can put together for your children, let’s take a moment to talk about what a sensory bin actually is…

What is a Sensory Bin?

A sensory bin is a container filled with materials that are designed to engage your child’s senses. It provides opportunities to engage your child’s senses of sight, touch, sound, and sometimes even smell! The best part is that you can use sensory bins as a tool for sensory play and learning, while providing opportunities to explore, discover, and experiment with different textures, colors, shapes, and materials.

Why should preschool aged children use sensory bins?

Sensory bins are excellent for preschoolers because they provide an engaging and interactive way for children to explore and learn about the environment around them. When children engage in sensory play, it helps to stimulate their senses, which is important for children’s brain development and can enhance their cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development.


What are some of the benefits of using sensory bins?

Overall, sensory bins provide a fun and beneficial learning experience for preschoolers, and can help support their growth and development in various areas. Now, let’s get to work making some sensory bins!

Plan Sensory Bins for Toddlers

If you want to learn more about how to get started planning activities for your little ones, download my FREE guide for everything you need to know about planning sensory bins and the skill areas we incorporate into toddler school:


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