It’s that time of year when it starts to get cold, the snow falls, and we spend more time indoors. This can make for a long and dreary winter season. But don’t let this discourage you!
Winter is also a great time for sensory activities that will keep your kids entertained and active while helping them learn at the same time.
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With these 21 fun winter sensory activities, you’ll have lots of ideas that’ll keep them smiling! From making Frozen slime and playing in bins with fluffy cotton balls and sparkly snowflakes, your child will love exploring their senses in these winter-inspired activities.
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21 Winter Themed Sensory Bins You Must Try This Winter
This sensory bottle helps little ones enjoy a calming experience while they enjoy a glittery winter wonderland in a bottle! Snow Sensory Bottle is the perfect way to add some magic and sparkle to your home this holiday season.
Stuck inside during those cold winter days? No problem! Make this melted snowman sensory activity and bring the magic of snow days inside!
When it comes to making fun sensory bins, nothing beats this fake snow tutorial! Using everyday items, you’ll create a smooth DIY snow mixture that will give kids hours of entertainment
Playdough is one of the best materials for sensory play, and this easy homemade recipe shows you how to make hot chocolate playdough for some delicious sensory play!
Encourage your little ones to explore and strengthen their sensory skills using this eye-catching snow and ice cube sensory bin!
Capture your kid’s imagination and attention with this awesome snow playdough! Perfect for sensory play and exploration, this snow playdough homemade recipe is easy to make and budget-friendly!
Whether you’re looking for fun indoor winter activities for your kids or just some easy sensory bin ideas, this winter-themed sensory bin made of pretend snow checks all the boxes.
If your kids are mini-fans of Elsa from Frozen at home, this sparkly slime will surely be a big hit at home!
Dive into the wild world of polar bears with this adorable sensory bin and invite your kids to a spectacular experience in this magical polar land!
Add a little extra something to your sensory bins collection with this adorable squishy bag idea. You can make this slime in no time, thanks to a zip-top bag and lots of fun items like pom-poms and glittery!
This fluffy snowman-inspired slime recipe is easy to make and needs only a few simple ingredients. With these simple steps, kids can help out and learn a little about the science behind slime!
Try a hot chocolate fun spin to the classic cloud dough recipe. Your little ones will love crumbling, kneading, and digging into this super soft and airy dough!
13. Painting Snow
Use this fun snow painting activity to encourage your kids to express their creativity while improving their sensory skills!
This adorable nature sensory bin is such a cute idea to recreate at home! Preschoolers can immerse themselves in nature through a sensory bin. The best? There’s an excellent snow cloud dough recipe in this sensory bin to add that winter sparkle to this nature activity!
Have little penguin lovers at home? Then, this cute penguin sensory play bin is just what you’re looking for. Using salt Epson as the snowflakes, this bin has tons of different pretend play options that your kids will love to discover.
Sensory play can be an amazing tool to teach young minds color theory and science in a hands-on way, and this cute winter sensory play can do just that!
This is a great indoor calming sensory activity. Kids will love watching the glittery water swirling around inside this Snowman Sensory Bottle!
Enhance early childhood skills in a fun-filled way by making this icy-themed play dough! This playdough no-cook recipe is an easy and super cute version. Kids will have lots of fun playing with this snowy dough!
A fantastic recipe for sensory play, this frothy chocolate soap foam will delight your kids! The best? You can whip this foamy soap up in a few minutes and start having fun!
This sensory bag is a wonderful mess-free option when it comes to sensory activities! It helps children build their cognitive skills and explore their sense of curiosity as they play.
Winter is the perfect time for this mess-free arctic-themed sensory bag.
You can switch up some of the items in this sensory bin and create different themes depending on your children’s latest craze. Kids will have a blast!
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