11 Valentine Sensory Bin Ideas for Kids
Here’s our roundup of Valentine sensory bin ideas for kids that are too cute not to play with!
Sensory play is so important for kids (whether naturally in nature) or in a play setup like a sensory bin. And what a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with these adorable, colorful sensory play set ups?
Some are messy, many are not. Our advice: keep it in the bin! Put a tablecloth or sheet underneath your bin or sensory table which also aids in a quick cleanup. And then, let your kids play!
If you’ve got a school age child, check out the fizzy love potions or have your child whip up a batch of aquafaba for science in action.
Valentine Sensory Bin Ideas
1. Hearts + Chickpeas
This is a bin we pull out year after year. It’s a sorting station, bakery set up, or add toys for a seasonal play bin.
2. Aquafaba for Valentine’s Day
Fluffy and light, aquafaba is taste safe, making it a wonderful sensory play material for babies and toddlers. My kids like to create bakery set ups and scoop it into tins and silicone muffin liners.
3. Painted Ice Hearts
Use a silicone mold to create large heart ice cubes. Set out a watercolor palette and let kids get to work!
4. Cloud Dough Hearts
Cloud dough is such a hit with kids and this colorful heart version is just perfect for Valentine’s Day.
5. All the Hearts Water Play
Catalina has soo many wonderful sensory play ideas for young kids from her art play classes in Miami. If you need some inspiration, she’s got it!
6. Playdough Heart Bakery
When is a playdough bakery more fun thaxn at Valentine’s Day?! Mix up some quick and easy homemade playdough, then set out what you have at home. We especially like: heart rhinestones, candles, bakery tins, cookie cutters, silicone muffin liners and rolling pins.
7. Scoop the Hearts
This sweet bin will keep kids buys scooping and sorting all those hearts!
8. Valentine Oobleck
Add hearts, gems, pearls, or whatever you may have around your house to a bin of colorful oobleck. Let kids explore and dig for treasure!
9. Love Potions Station
Baking soda + vinegar experiments never disappoint. Add a seasonal spin with colored vinegar and mix-ins.
10. Rice tray + Hearts
Add hearts to your bin of rainbow rice for a quick and easy Valentine sensory bin for kids.
11. Flower Station
Set out kids’ scissors, flowers and herbs for a cutting station that transforms into a tea station as well.
More Valentines Activities for Kids
- 11 Easy Valentine Crafts for Toddlers
- 12 Homemade Valentines Cards for Kids
- 12 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
- 6 DIY Valentines Decor Ideas
- 25 Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
- How to Decorate Valentine Cookies for Kids
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