Soft Snowy Snowman Sensory Bin Idea for Preschool Pretend Play

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This snowman sensory bin is another awesome Dollar Tree shopping trip haul that I grabbed most of my supplies for! You can order supplies for your classroom in bulk here or shop on Amazon for them.

penguin and snowman winter sensory bin

I’ve been creating sensory projects and kid’s activities that can be used all winter long – not just during the holidays. Since snowmen and penguins are both SO popular for kids themes you can create a sensory bin for each of them individually or combine them in one snow sensory bin like I did!

I made both my penguins and snowmen out of craft wine corks. Click below for full tutorials on how to create each one.

Penguin Wine Cork Craft Tutorial

Snowman Wine Cork Craft Tutorial

penguin and snowman winter sensory bin

Snowman Sensory Bin Materials:

*cotton balls
*mini Christmas tree decor
*snowflake sequins
*wine cork penguins
*wine cork snowmen

penguin and snowman winter sensory bin

Most of this is all basic craft supplies, household supplies, or can easily be found in many stores during the holiday season. The Dollar Tree has all sorts of goodies including little Christmas themed fairy garden items.

I’ve also seen these bottle brush mini trees at Target and Michaels in addition to Amazon of course. Feel free to add any other items that you want! You can use our very old outdated Build a Bear Cave post and change it up to create an igloo for your penguins if you want!

Add your cotton balls for the soft snow inside of any storage container or tray. Next, place your trees as desired dispersed through the sensory bin. Then add any extras that you want like our snowflake sequins, penguin wine corks and snowmen wine corks!

This sensory bin specifically really provides a variety of textures for sensory play. The trees are slightly poky and abrasive (but won’t hurt!) and the cotton balls are so fluffy and soft. The snowmen and penguins allow for even further imagination and creative play!

Try stacking them up and see how many you can build!

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