This colorful Pom Pom Sensory Bin is an easy and fun sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s perfect for home or school!
Looking for a super simple way to add fun, excitement, and creativity to your child’s day? Making a DIY sensory bin is one of the easiest ways to make that happen! This Pom Pom Sensory Bin is packed with happy colors and warm fuzzies for soft and squishy sensory play at home or in the classroom.
Pom Pom Sensory Bin
Sensory bins are a great way to help children develop fine motor skills while exercising their imagination and innate curiosity. What we love most about this pompom sensory bin is that it’s full of such bright, cheerful colors. Not only that, but it just feels really cool as well!
Since pompoms are all different textures and sizes, they really are perfect to have as a focal point for sensory bins. You can easily find them at any craft store and with minimal effort, build your own sensory bin at home.
Safety Note: Always supervise kids during sensory bin play. This sensory bin is not for children who may try to swallow the pompoms or put them up their nose.
Craft Supplies Needed for Sensory Bin
Pom Pom Sensory Bin Directions
1. Fill a small plastic bin with pompoms. To invite sensory exploration, use a variety of pompoms, including tinsel pompoms.
The amount of pompoms you need depends upon the size of your bin. I buy our small, square bins from Target. They are perfect for tabletop sensory bins.
2. Place several small stuffed animals in the sensory bin. We used Squeezamals because we like their sweet, fruity scent and their squishy, slow-release foam. Squeezamals are a cool sensory toy for kids! I think they are very calming to play with.
3. Add a few small bowls, fine-motor scoopers, and plastic tweezers to the sensory bin.
4. Your Pom Pom Sensory Bin is complete! Some ideas for playful learning include:
- Scooping and pouring
- Imaginative play
- Picking up pompoms with tweezers
More Sensory Bins for Kids
- Bird Sensory Bin
- Dinosaur Sensory Bin
- Harvest Sensory Bin
- Halloween Sensory Bin
- Sticky Sand Sensory Bin
- Dinosaur Dig Sensory Bin
- Plastic bin
- Scoopers and jumbo tweezers
- Squeezamals, or other small stuffed animals
- Small bowls
- Fill a small plastic bin with pompoms. To invite sensory exploration, use a variety of pompoms, including tinsel pompoms.
- Place several small stuffed animals in the sensory bin. We used Squeezamals because we like their sweet, fruity scent and their squishy, slow-release foam. Squeezamals are a cool sensory toy for kids! I think they are very calming to play with.
- Add a few small bowls, fine-motor scoopers, and plastic tweezers to the sensory bin.
- Your Pom Pom Sensory Bin is complete!
Some ideas for playful learning include scooping, pouring, patterning, sorting, imaginative play, and picking up pompoms with tweezers.
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