How To Make A Fun Spring Sensory Bin for Preschoolers

Make a Spring Sensory Bin for preschoolers! Let your little kids practice scooping, dumping, and pouring with spring colors using dyed rice. You’re definitely going to want to try it out!

collage of Spring Sensory Bin images with text: Spring Sensory Bin for PreschoolersThe little guy and I made this adorable Spring sensory bin for preschoolers and he seriously couldn’t get enough of it. What a wonderful way to practice important early learning skills in a fun, Spring-themed way!

spring sensory bin with green rice, colorful buttons, and small bowls
I’m all for open-ended play and sensory activities like this one are perfect for encouraging creative thinking, problem-solving, and even fine motor skills.

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There are so many ways to play when it comes to sensory bins. Practice scooping, measuring, sorting, pouring, and so much more with this engaging and hands-on Spring sensory bin for preschoolers.

small bowls flipped over and lined up in spring sensory bin
Today’s activity was a lot simpler than most, but it was still a huge hit around here. This is the perfect Spring-themed sensory activity to practice sorting with your little learners.

colorful bowls containing matching buttons in spring sensory bin
How To Make A Fun Spring Sensory Bin for Preschoolers

Here’s what you’ll need

Here’s how to do it

  • First, you’ll want to dye the rice. I put some rice in a plastic Ziploc bag, added a little bit of green liquid watercolor, and shook it until all of the rice was the color that I wanted. You’ll want to start with a very small amount of liquid watercolor and slowly add more until you get the desired shade.
  • Remember to double-check that the bag is completely sealed and that you’re dying enough rice to cover the bottom of your activity tub. It might be easier if you do it in a few small batches.
  • After that, I lined the cookie sheet with wax paper and dumped the rice out onto the cookie sheet. You’ll need to spread it out so that it dries.
  • When the rice is completely dry (I usually let it dry overnight), I poured it into the activity tub, added some colorful bowls, and of course tossed in the buttons and gemstones.

This is one of those totally simple, open-ended activities that will provide hours of fun for your preschoolers.

child putting colorful gemstones into spring sensory bin
The little guy sorted the buttons, lined up the cups, and scooped the gemstones.

child pouring green rice and gemstones into small bowl
And while we’re on the subject, there was no shortage of dumping either. He poured the buttons, rice, and gemstones back and forth between the cups.

child pouring green rice back and forth between two small bowls
If you’re looking for a few minutes to get some mama stuff done, then you’re definitely going to want to try out this adorable Spring sensory bin for preschoolers. Let’s just say, you’ll be glad you did!

Remember to save this post for the next time that you’re looking for a great, Spring-themed way to entertain your little learners!

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