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I feel like the time passes so quickly when there’s a good sensory bin outdoors. The boys LOVE playing and getting a little messy, so I’ve rounded up some of the very best outdoor sensory play ideas floating around the internet just for you! So many creative mamas out there and so much FUN happening. Now it’s your turn!
Which bin are you trying first?
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Sensory Bin Supplies
Here are some sensory bin staples you’ll see in this roundup that you can use over and over again for SO many activities.
Learning Resources Scoopers and Tongs– we use scoopers and tongs for just about EVERY bin. They’re great to add different variations of the same activity!
Kinetic Sand Beach Day Kit– kinetic sand is a staple in our house! This kit comes with some awesome tools and is the same kit we started the boys with (that we still use today).
Jumbo Eye Dropper Set– these are perfect for dropping food coloring into water or shaving cream, or adding vinegar to baking soda for a science experiment 🙂 so many uses!
Jelly Water Beads– amazing for sensory bin fillers and so many uses (keep scrolling, you’ll see)
Natural Food Coloring– a few drops go a long way and for so many activities.
Melissa & Doug Water Funnel– this is SUCH a good time for a water sensory bin or water table! You can even use it in the bathtub.
Rubber Duckies– you’ll want these for the duck pond activity below.
Outdoor Sensory Play Roundup
Car Wash Sensory Bin from alyssalehrman.com
Lego Ice Block Painting from Twin Mom Refreshed
Ocean Sensory Bin from Living Life and Learning
Flower Soup from Taming Little Monsters
Shaving Cream Magic from Taming Little Monsters
Muddy Dinosaurs from My Bored Toddler
Fizzy Cloud Dough from Powerful Mothering
Pool Noodle Boats from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Duck Pond Water Play from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Frugal Water Table Ideas from Frugal Fun 4 Boys- my favorites are the frozen sand castle molds with food coloring, all the kitchen utensil ideas, and using the egg beater in water beads!
Amazing list of water bead ideas from Mrs Plemons Kindergarten
Lemon Water Play from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Water Hose Targets from Busy Toddler
Paint With Water from Mama Smiles
Colorful Pouring Station from Busy Toddler
SO MANY fun and semi-messy ideas. Which one are you trying first? You can find us over on Instagram for more adventures and play ideas. Come say hi!