Quick + Easy $5 Christmas Sensory Activity for Little Kids

The little guy and I were at Michael’s last night and we stumbled across a package of mini Christmas ornaments for just a few dollars. At first, I was kind of like really? And then it occurred to me that we could put together a quick + easy $5 Christmas sensory activity. Keep reading to find out how.

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green Christmas tree cookie cutter in Christmas sensory bin
A lot of what we used for our Christmas sensory bin was stuff that we already had around the house, so that was definitely a win. We grabbed the mini Christmas ornaments from Michael’s and then picked up two packs of white crinkle paper from the dollar store. Total cost: $5.

red and green Christmas sensory bin
This was so much fun to put together and the little guy helped too. That’s how we ended up with all the sequins. Go figure, right? Lol…

Christmas sensory bin using white shredded paper, silicone cupcake liners, cookie cutters, ornaments and wood veneers
And what about all the other awesome stuff I mentioned? Here’s everything that made the list.

What you’ll need

  • Crinkle paper
  • Mini Christmas ornaments
  • Silicone cupcake liners
  • Christmas cookie cutters
  • Ribbon
  • Wooden snowflakes
  • Buttons, sequins, and beads

Here’s how to do it

Use the crinkle paper as the base for your Christmas sensory bin. I chose white, but you could of course use any color you’d like. After that, I literally just started tossing stuff in. First the silicone cupcake liners and Christmas cookie cutters and then everything else.

silicone cupcake liners filled with shredded paper, ornaments and wood veneers in Christmas sensory bin
The little guy loved exploring all the interesting colors and textures and just like I do with most of the other sensory activities that I put together for him, I left this one out when he went to bed last night, so it’ll be ready and waiting for him when he wakes up.

ornaments, wood veneers and buttons in Christmas sensory bin
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