Seasonal Sensory Bins

By Erica Gliga MOT, OTR/L

‘Tis the season for sensory bins. This post shares 2 different seasonal sensory bin ideas to inspire some of your own creations to incorporate into play routines during the holiday season.

Generally speaking, sensory bins can support development in a variety of ways such as providing tactile, visual, auditory, and olfactory input. A sensory bin can also help support fine motor skills such as utensil use, bilateral coordination, and in-hand manipulation skills. And lastly, a sensory bin can be great for building joint attention and an opportunity for pretend and exploratory play.

Hot Cocoa Bin

Great for littles that are working on utensil use and scooping and/or pouring. I particularly love this one for pretend play: enjoy mini cups of hot cocoa, stir it up and add marshmallows on top! Cheers!


Frosty Bin

Great for littles that might be working on recognizing letters, visual discrimination skills and going on a letter scavenger hunt.


*As always, please be mindful of curious little mouths, water based bins are a great starting place.*


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