Ice Sensory Bin is an easy and quick sensory bin you can make for your toddler or younger child. A fun way for them to get creative and enjoy a sensory activity to work for their minds and hands.
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Ice Sensory Bin
With it being summer, why not create a sensory bin with ice and cold water and head outdoors. Let them splash around and play, and it is okay if they get a little wet.
You can also do this bin in the winter months just head to the tub and let them play in there. It is a lot less of a mess when cleaning up vs on a hardwood floor.
What to Put In Sensory Bin
I used plastic creature toys. I picked mine up at the Dollar Tree but you can always find some online or other stores in your area. But get creative and feel free to buy other smaller plastic items that will go in a plastic bin.
- Plastic Bugs
- Food Coloring (optional)
How To Play With Sensory Bug Bin
All you need to do is pour ice into a bin. Then add in some water and fill as much as you would like. Stir in some food coloring if you would like. Toss in toys and let the kids play.
Hand them measuring cups, spoons, or play shovels to move and play with the animals and ice. They will have fun sticking their hands in the icy cold water playing with their toys.
Just remember to go light on the food coloring so it doesn’t stain their hands.