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Top 10+ Winter Sensory Bins

I’ve been looking for some winter sensory bin inspiration recently and came across some gorgeous sensory play ideas!

Here are the Top Ten Winter Sensory Bins that I’ve found so you can save your time finding fun ideas and spent it making these bins instead!

10 Winter Sensory Bin Ideas - Frozen sensory bins, arctic small worlds, and winter wonderlands, we've collected the best Winter sensory bin ideas to keep kids busy when the weather turns cool

We do a new sensory bin nearly every week at my house. They are a great way to fill up a bit of time in-between activities that require more set-up and clean-up, and they can be a great way to encourage kids to practice skills like scooping or using their pincer grasp that they may be more reluctant to do in more “academic set-ups.”

Sensory play is a great way to engage children’s minds at a deeper level, as sensory stimulation can help create deeper memories.

How fun are these winter sensory bins for kids? I love the edible snow and sledding bins!

Winter Sensory Bin Ideas:

Our Hot Chocolate Cloud Dough is completely taste-safe with only three ingredients – likely ones you already have in your cupboards during the winter.

Learning 2 Walk’s Arctic Mini World .. or, for an apartment or travel-sized version, check out Mom-Inspired Life’s Mini Arctic Sensory Bin.

This one is a total favourite of mine! Katy & The Big Snow is a classic children’s book and was used to inspired this snow-plow sensory bin from The Golden Gleam.

Or, if you have a Frozen fan in the house (um, and who doesn’t?) this Frozen Sensory Bin is such a gorgeous use of a common pantry staple!

10 Winter Sensory Bin Ideas - Frozen sensory bins, arctic small worlds, and winter wonderlands, we've collected the best Winter sensory bin ideas to keep kids busy when the weather turns cool

I love the idea to place a sensory bin on the light table, but if you don’t have one this peppermint-scented sensory soup from And Next Comes L is a great alternative.

Make some indoor snow with two simple ingredients with this recipe from Craftulate; or, if you are in need of a edible indoor snow, check out this edible snow sensory bin from Fun at Home With Kids.

Do you want to melt a snowman? (Awesome idea from Munchkins and Moms!)

Miss G would absolutely flip for this Fairy Winter Wonderland from Rhythms of Play! Or, if you’d rather a differ sort of Winter Wonderland, check out this 1-ingredient sledding sensory bin from How Wee Learn.

We’re a bit fascinated by polar bears at the moment, so I know that this Winter Icy Pretend Play from Happy Hooligans would be a crowd-pleaser, and I love all of the different presentations of “ice.”

A monthly series where we share the top ten ideas in a chosen theme - this month, it's Winter! Each blog is picking a different theme and sharing the top ten winter ideas in that theme (we chose winter sensory bins)

Top 10 Winter Warmer Ideas from Powerful Mothering

Top 10 Winter Sensory Bins from Adventures of Adam

Top 10 Snowy Science Experiments from Lemon Lime Adventures

Top 10 Winter Crafts for Preschoolers from Craftulate

Top 10 Winter Crockpot Meals from Our Good Life

Top 10 Fun Winter Snacks for Kids from Sunny Day Family

Top 10 Snowflake Crafts from Play & Learn Everyday

Top 10 Easy to Make Ice and Snow Crafts from Witty Hoots

Top 10 Ideas for Outdoor Fun in the Snow from Nemcsok Farms

Top 10 Winter Printables for Preschool from Living Life and Learning

Top 10 Winter Science Ideas from P is for Preschooler

Top 10 Cool Snowmen Crafts from Crafty Kids at Home

Top 10 Winter Art Projects from Rhythms of Play

Top 10 Penguin Crafts for Kids from The Resourceful Mama

Top 10 Winter Sensory Bins from Sugar, Spice and Glitter

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  1. My kiddos just love sensory bins! You’re compilation of ideas is inspiring. Perhaps it’s time to put another together. Oh, and I love the fact that you show so much variation in bins! Thank you!

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