Easy Ice Sensory Bin

Ice Sensory Bin

Hey guys, I hope that you all had a lovely weekend. Today I want to share one of my Easy Sensory Bin Recipes with you all. This Sensory Bin was super fun and most importantly for me, easy to put together. The only requirement is that you have enough room in your freezer for everything.

You probably already know that we love sensory bins and sensory activities over here. So it was only right that I share a sensory bin that was befitting of the weather that were having. We’ve had some great weather but what we really had was a lot of rain and cold weather. What does rain and cold mixed together make? It sure isn’t snow! So an Ice Sensory Bin is what I will share.

As easy as this sensory bin is, I must say that it does require a little prep work the night before. To make this sensory bin…

Ice Sensory Bin

What I used

  • Water Balloons
  • Water
  • Muffin tin
  • 9×11 baking pan
  • Glass beads
  • Colored salt
  • Food coloring
  • Freezer
  • Toy fish

Ice Sensory Bin Balloons

Prep work the night before

  1. Fill your water balloons.
  2. Place some glass beads in small round plastic container then add water and blue food coloring
  3. Add water to the muffin tin and baking pan
  4. In the baking pan you want to add a bowl of colored salt
  5. Place all the items in the freezer to freeze over night

The setup

  1. Grab your big sensory bin
  2. Remove the balloons from the ice and pop out all the other ice making into the sensory bin
  3. Let the kids have a go

I created this sense bin the night before a big grocery store run. So our icebox was almost empty, I just moved the other items to the side and most of this can be stacked in the freezer anyhow.

The girls had a really great time with this sensory bin. They ended up pulling out their farm animals and it became an “Ice Farm”. The girls used the salt to do some ice melting and making all the ice balls stick on the big sheet of ice.

Ice sensory Bin

They counted balls of ice and once the pond with the glass gems had finally broke apart they began counting the glass gems. My toddler loves to count and her big sister/my preschooler loves to help her count. Right now they are counting up to 40 with a little assistance from my preschooler.

Well, I hope that you enjoyed this post. Talk to you all later.

Do you have a winter sensory bin that was a hit with your child? Please share about it in the comment section below.

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6 Responses to Easy Ice Sensory Bin

  1. Kia D. says:

    This preschool activity seems like great fun. Sensory activities are always great for little hands. I love that you can piggie-back off of the lesson with cross curricular activities. Way to pull in some everyday Math! LUV
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  2. Andrea says:

    This is one of Sophie’s favourite activities at nursery at the moment. They also go and collect snow to play in. Thanks for linking up to this weeks #parentingpinitparty
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  3. my daughter loves any sensory play involving water and ice! Fun!
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    • Natasha says:

      I just don’t get the fun with water and ice. When I first put it together I was like this is going to be too cold, but the loved it.

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