Sensory Bin Fillers for preschool, toddlers and kindergarten
Activities for Language Development,  For Professionals,  Sensory Activities

50+ Sensory Bin Fillers – Plus a Free, Printable List

Share on:

Every time I put together a new sensory bin for Sylvie, she is so excited! (And so am I because sensory bins are perfect for both interactive play as well as independent play!)


toddler using sensory bin

Keep scrolling for a list of more than 50 sensory bin fillers (for the “base” of your sensory bin) you can use for sensory play. Add other larger items to the bin – such as items that target specific learning goals or seasonal items with one or more of the fillers listed below! I love looking for items to add at the Dollar Store or the seasonal section of Target.

RELATED: Practice Vocabulary with these Printable Sorting Mats in my Etsy Shop! 


*Please use discretion about choosing fillers based on your child’s developmental stage. Many of these suggestions can be choking hazards for children who put items in their mouths.  All activities suggested by Speak. Play. Love. should be supervised by an adult. Enjoy! 🙂


(This post contains affiliate links, which means we could receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.)

Dry Food Sensory Bin Fillers:

  • Rice
  • Beans – all one size
  • Beans – small, medium, large for sorting
  • Oats
  • Pasta
  • Corn meal
  • Flour
  • Dried Corn Kernels or Un-popped Popcorn
  • Cereal

Food Sensory Bin Fillers:



Ice Sensory Bin to Target Early Language Learning

Christmas Sensory Bin for Language Development


“Nature” Related:

RELATED: Grab these Song Choice Cards from my Etsy shop!


“Cool” Sensory Fillers:


Choosing a Homeschool Preschool Curriculum

Get Your Toddler Talking with a Halloween Sensory Bin

Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin and Sorting Activities


rubber bands for sensory bin filler

Common Household Items:

RELATED: Practice Vocabulary with these Printable Sorting Mats in my Etsy Shop! 

Crafting Items:

RELATED: Grab these Song Choice Cards from my Etsy shop!

Did I leave anything out? Please comment below with your child’s favorite sensory bin filler!

And if you are looking for a printable PDF of this list, click here!

Free printable list of sensory bin fillers


Pin It for Later!

cut straws sensory bin filler idea pin image


Share on:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *