How to Create a Simple Christmas Sensory Bin

 Christmas Sensory Bin

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Christmas is just a couple weeks away… 17 days to be precise. With the the holidays comes a ton of fun but also a whole lot of crazy! There are parties, get-togethers, shopping, gift wrapping, baking, cooking, and snow shoveling! So, with all that on your plate, it is nice to have simple activities for the kids to keep them busy and engaged. A Christmas Sensory Bin is simple to throw together and will keep the little ones occupied and happy.

Sensory bins are simple to assemble.  Just toss the different items into the bin, and voilá! endless entertainment for your young kids. It is a great way to keep the kids busy when you have to get things done around the house or if you need a little mommy time.

What I love about this Christmas Sensory Bin is that it will help get my 2 year daughter into the Christmas spirit.  We have yet to really talk about Santa Claus, elves, reindeer and all that fun stuff.  This simple sensory bin is both a fun activity and a little introduction to Christmas!

Let’s talk about the materials needed to put this Christmas Sensory Bin together:
  • Something white to be the “snow”.  I used cotton balls but you can use white rice, dried white beans, beads, or anything else you might think of.
  • Red, green and blue pompoms
  • Little decorative gift boxes (you can easily find these at the dollar store)
  • Jingle bells (colour of choice)
  • Felt cutouts of trees, stars, snowflakes, stockings, etc. (These I made by drawing them on a felt sheet and cutting them out)
  • And, a bin.  I liked to use one that has a cover for easy storage.

Christmas Sensory Play

Extras:  You can also include a cup or bowl for scooping, smalls tongs for grabbing.  These will simply add to the fun and help with fine motor skills.

I hope you give this Christmas Sensory Bin a try.  I’m sure your kids will have a blast!

Don’t have time to make this sensory bin? Don’t worry, just Pin it for later!

HAVE YOU TRIED THIS SENSORY BIN?

If you tired this Christmas Sensory Bin with your kids let me know! I would love to hear your thoughts so leave me a comment!  You can also tag me on Instagram @thelittlemomaid or use the hashtag #thelittlemomaid.

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