We love sensory bins. That’s no secret. We create different sensory bins every week so over the years have created many holiday themed ones. For those who are looking for inspiration to create their own Christmas sensory bins, I’ve compiled some of our past holiday sensory bins as well as some others. I hope this helps you come up with your own. I would love to see pictures of your completed sensory bins.
These Christmas activities not only provide much needed sensory input, they also offer opportunities to improve fine motor skills. They are also great boredom busters for during the holiday season.
Christmas Sensory Bins:
Joy Sensory Bin from here on The Chaos and The Clutter (pictured)
Winter Wonderland Sensory Bin from here on The Chaos and The Clutter (pictured)
O Holy Night Nativity Sensory Bin from here on The Chaos and The Clutter
Christmas Gifts Sensory Bin uses simple Christmas decorations from the Dollar Store.
Nativity Sensory Bin from Growing Hands on Kids
The Easy Christmas Tree Sensory Bin from Happy Toddler Playtime includes mini Christmas trees, tongs, green rice, pompoms, and more.
Oh Holy Night Sensory Bin from Teach Me Mommy
Jingle Bell Rock Sensory Bin from Modern Preschool
Christmas Sensory Box from Learning and Exploring Through Play (pictured)
Red and Green Christmas Sensory Tub from Teaching Mama (pictured)
Christmas Lights Water Bead Sensory Bin from 3 Dinosaurs (pictured)
Candy Cane Sensory Tub over at Nurture Store
Christmas Village Sensory Bin from Happy Hooligans (pictured)
Christmas Sensory Bin from Gift of Curiosity has cute beads shaped like ornaments.
Jingle Bells Christmas Sensory Bins from Mama OT (pictured)
Away in a Manger Sensory Bin from Sugar Aunts
Jingle Bells and Magnets Sensory Bin from Lalymom (pictured)
Dollar Store Sensory Bin from The Good Long Road
Scented Christmas Sensory Bins:
Adding scents or a scented element to sensory activities engages the olfactory sensory system.
Peppermint Scented Christmas Sensory Bin from Parenting from the Heart
Cinnamon Scented Sensory Rice Play from Little Bins for Little Hands
Preschool Peppermint Bin from Learning 2 Walk
This Hot Chocolate Cloud Dough from Fun Early Learning is also taste safe.
Scented Snow Sensory Bin from Where Imagination Grows
Peppermint Sensory Bin from Stir the Wonder
Scented Snowflake Soup from And Next Comes L
Peppermint Water Play Christmas Activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Candy Cane Rice Sensory Bin from Little Bins for Little Hands
This Gingerbread Men Sensory Bin includes cookie cutters, nutmeg, and other easy household items and a book to add a literacy element to the activity.
More Christmas Sensory Bins:
Holiday Sensory Play with Gift Wrap from Pre-K Pages (pictured)
Jingle Bell Magnetic Sensory Bin from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
For little ones, this Jingle Bells Scoop and Transfer is a great activity. A bit of food coloring ensures that it has even more holiday flair.
Easy Christmas Sensory Bin for Older Babies from Powerful Mothering
All Natural Christmas Sensory Bin from What We Can Do With Paper and Glue (pictured) features items that are found in nature with no dyeing required.
Christmas Water Sensory Play from Little Bins for Little Hands
Christmas Sensory Fine Motor Bin from Learning 4 Kids
Silver Bells Christmas Carol Sensory Bin from One Time Through
Whether you want to expand on a book study or on the movie, this Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Sensory Bin from Montessori From the Heart is a great way to do that and use some of your holiday scraps of wrapping paper, bows, and packing peanuts in the process.
If you’re looking for other Christmas sensory activities, our Nativity Playdough Tray or Gingerbread Playdough Station are so much fun.
I hope these Christmas sensory bins have helped sparked some creativity and ideas for you to make your own this holiday season.
For dozens of other sensory bin ideas, check out all of our past Sensory Bins.
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Erin Vincent says
Oh fun! Our daughter is super sensory seeking so these will be a perfect addition to the coming week!