10 Easy Sensory Activities for Preschoolers: Bins, Bottles, and Playdough
Do you want to keep your preschooler busy and happy while learning — without spending a ton of money?
Then check out these 10 easy sensory activities.
What are the Benefits of Sensory Play?
One of the benefits to you is that is frees you up to work from home, cook dinner, sort the mounds of laundry, or do one of the other many things that are screaming for your attention.
It can be provide a nice calming activity for you to do with your child.
Meanwhile, there are tons of benefits for your kids. Sensory play:
- Encourages creativity
- Develops motor skills
- Help develop problem solving skills
- Helps with memory
- Helps develop math skills
- Develops predicting skills
And of course, sensory play is also fun!
Sensory Activities for Preschoolers
Ice Cream Playdough Recipe
A no-cook, two ingredient playdough recipe that can be made in 5 minutes sounds pretty good to me ... how about you?
This Ice Cream Playdough Recipe is a sensory STEM treat for kids that lasts for several days.
Easy Salt Painting for Kids
Salt painting is a really fun -- and easy! -- activity that will keep your kids entertained for quite a while.
The best part is that you probably have of the supplies in your house already, making this activity both inexpensive and easy to put together quickly.
Veggie Garden Sensory Bin
This Veggie Garden Sensory Bin gives little ones a chance to play and get excited about their vegetables while working on fine motor skills. Plus it's really easy to put together.
Dishwashing Sensory Bin
Every sensory bin needs a "filler," whether it's sand, rocks, or uncooked pasta.
This Dishwashing Sensory Bin uses the easiest filler of all -- water!
Halloween Sensory Bottles For Kids
Want a fun sensory activity that's holiday-specific?
This simple but effective Halloween Sensory Bottle is something special to make during the month of October.
DIY Dinosaur Rice Sensory Bin
Know a little kid who love dinosaurs?
This DIY Dinosaur Rice Sensory Bin is super easy to create. Little ones will enjoy it both in the preschool setting and at home.
Rainbow Sensory Bin For Learning Colors
This Rainbow Sensory Bin helps kiddos learn different colors through exploration and play.
Rainbow Disc Sensory Bag
Want your kids to practice color sorting and pattern-making skills -- while adding some color to your day?
Then check out these easy Rainbow Disc Sensory Bags.
Glitter Galaxy Slime Recipe
Making your own Glitter Slime at home is a lot easier than you think, and it can create hours of fun for little hands and fingers.
Easy Ocean Sand Art
Have you ever collected sand from the beach and wished you had something to do with it? It’s one of those things where you want to keep the memories, but realistically the bowl of sand will just get put aside somewhere.
Here's a fun and easy solution: Make Ocean Sand Art with your kids!
More Fun for Preschoolers
- Summer Arts & Crafts for Preschoolers
- 7 Beach-Themed Crafts for Preschoolers
- 9 Fun Outdoor Activities for Preschoolers