My Favorite Winter Sensory Bin

My preschool class loves when I switch the sensory bin. I try to do it every week but as we all know a teachers list is never ending. I usually switch it up every week and a half or so.

Week one in December I put a wrapping paper and wrapping accessories bin together with a little bucket of scissors near. The bin was super colorful and it promoted fine motor skills at its best. The kids had a ton of fun with it. I included multiple styles of character wrapping paper, bows, ribbon and tinsel. It was a hit. I was also able to recycle the wrapping paper and bows that weren’t cut, with an indoor present collage activity. The mini presents they made were adorable and super creative.
I didn’t have a chance to get a picture of this bin but I got the idea from Pocket of Preschool

Week two was my class FAVORITE which is why we kept it for two weeks (and the last week before Christmas is insane personally and in the class)! It was a Winter Alphabet Hunt.

The list of supplies is pretty simple and you can substitute the list as much as you want. Have fun with it!

Here is what I used

  • A foam alphabet puzzle (This one I found at the Dollar Tree… SCORE!)
  • Uncooked white rice (you can put it in the freezer to make it cold)
  • Foam Snowflakes
  • Matching Pom Poms
  • Silver Glitter


Mix them all together and you have a super fun and interactive sensory bin. My children who would very rarely be at sensory bins couldn’t wait for their turn. They asked about letters while having fun.. does it get any better than that?! I don’t think so!

What is your class favorite winter sensory bin? Let me know in the comments section!

Mrs. Dao

The Animated Classroom