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3 Tips - How to Make a Learning Sensory Bin

Updated: Jun 24, 2023



First, what are Learning Sensory Bins?

Learning Sensory Bins are simply low sided containers filled with materials that excite a child's senses and objects for learning activities.


Creating an academic learning sensory bin for your students is a fun and simple way to provide them with an enriching sensory experience. Here are some tips to help create a learning sensory bin that is safe and appropriate for your child:

1. Choose a container: Start by selecting a container that is large enough to hold the sensory items and has a lid to keep the contents contained when not in use. A plastic bin or a large bowl works great. Really it could be anything. (I love the clear plastic drawer organizers. They stack on top of each other for easy storage!)

2. Select a filler: Choose a base material, such as rice, beans, or pom poms to fill the container. Really it could be just about anything. Make sure to choose a material that is appropriate for your student's age and development level.

3. Add academic learning items: Once you have selected a base, add items to the bin that will stimulate your child’s academic learning. For example, you could add bees for counting, addition task cards, subtraction word problems, etc. The possibilities are endless!

Creating a learning sensory bin can be a fun and engaging activity for both you and your students. By following these simple steps, you can create a sensory experience that will help your students develop important academic skills and engage their senses.


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