Ready for some easy sensory play? You’ll love this.
I love a good sensory bin moment. I just do. Sensory play is my favorite kind of toddler play – sorry other activities! I’m fine playing favorites here.
Sensory bins are AWESOME for toddlers and they don’t have to be scary for parents. It’s all about introducing toddlers to sensory bins and setting boundaries. I promise – sensory play is the best. And this activity is a perfect one to start with.
What a quick sensory bin to set up!
If you’re new to sensory play, this bin is perfect for stepping into “messy” play. It’s low commitment (you don’t have much to set up), it uses household items (so you aren’t out any money), and you can do this outside.
Try your first messy sensory bin outside. It’s the way to go. There’s the obvious – it’s outside – but also the added bonus of being able to hose off the bin, the trucks, and the toddler once you’re done. See… I’m going to sell you on this idea!
You can try this activity today.
Clean the Trucks was one of the easiest sensory bins I’ve ever put together. They just don’t get much simpler than this.
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- 31 qt storage container
- Smaller 17 qt storage container
- Construction trucks
- Bubbles & a brush
This activity is “double binned”, which is the sensory equivalent to double bagging. Put the smaller container in the bin first. Then, shovel in a bunch of dirt into the larger half of the storage container. Add some water, some trucks, and the messy side of this activity is ready to go.
Yes – I literally was out in my yard shoveling dirt into a sensory bin. My kids weren’t phased one bit.
In the smaller container, fill it with clean water and tear free bubbles. Add a brush so your toddler can clean.
An instant hit at our house!
Clean the Trucks was an immediate hit for us. My two year old and four year old played it all day long. It was a great “together” sibling activity.
Then in the afternoon, our neighbors even joined in on the fun – all the way up to the nine year old! This activity captured all their imaginations and interest. Next time we do this, I’m totally making some mud bricks to add into the fun!
You’ve got to make this bin
Clean the Trucks was a perfect outdoor sensory bin. It’s an easy one to make and a surprisingly easy one to clean up since everything is outside. It’s the perfect way to sensory play!
What your favorite sensory play activity?
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