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Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

Over the years we’ve shared loads of sensory play ideas for kids and now you can find them all here in one place! From play dough recipes to sensory bins and from water play to foam and pasta there’s so many sensory play ideas for kids that we’ve enjoyed I’m sure that you’ll find something that you and your kids will love too!

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Most of the sensory play ideas I’ve shared here are ones that I’ve done with my kids myself but I’ve added a few round ups which contain ideas from other bloggers too – I love their borax free slime recipes and seasonal ideas like Christmas sensory bins! There’s actually more than 42 sensory play ideas here because of the round ups but there’s 42 different posts at the moment – plenty of ideas to keep the kids entertained!

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I’ve separated these sensory play ideas up into every day activities and themed ones for different times of the year, so you’ll find ideas for Easter, Christmas and New Year too. Of course I’ll keep adding ideas here as we share them so do pop back to check out more fun stuff!

sensory play ideas for kids

Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

Taste Safe Slime Recipe

Frozen Flowers

Mess Free Earth Day Sensory Play

Wildflower Goop

Lemon Playdough Recipe

13 Borax Free Taste Safe Slime Recipes

Sensory Play Ideas with Flowers

Flower Garden Sticky Wall

Spring Flower Sensory Soup

Simple Fresh Flower Playdough

Lego Ice Play

How to make Foam for Sensory Play

The Perfect Two Ingredient Cloud Dough

Calming Lavender Playdough

20 Quick Set up Sensory Bin Ideas for Toddlers

Chocolate Playdough

Themed Messy Play Activities for Every Month of the Year

15 Calming Activities for After School

Cookie Cutter Rainbow Sensory Bin

Kinetic Sand Dinosaur Excavation

Ocean Themed Sensory Bin

How to Dye Cous Cous for Sensory Play

Scented Puffy Paint Flowers

Where to Buy Slime in the UK

Ocean Sensory Play

Rose Scented Playdough

Peppermint Scented Cloud Dough

Inspiring Ideas for Sensory Play

Spring and Easter Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

Easy Easter Sensory Bin for Toddlers

Easter Egg Sensory Bin

Summer Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

20 Summer Sensory Play Ideas

Seaside Sensory Bottle

6 Simple Seaside in a Bottle Crafts

Autumn, Fall and Halloween Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

Autumn and Fall Play Dough Ideas

Mess Free Autumn Tree Craft

Fall Ice Tower Excavation

Autumnal Scavenger Hunt Playdough

Monster Play Dough Invitation to Play

Christmas Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

Mess Free Snowflake Sensory Bag

Gingerbread Playdough and Christmas Playdough Ideas

Christmas Sensory Bins

Christmas Tree Sensory Bin

Gingerbread Latte Christmas Playdough

New Years Eve Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

New Years Eve Glitter Cloud Dough