25 Sensory Activities for Kids with Sensory Tubs & Further Exploration (2024)

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Sensory activities for kids are almost always a no-fail activity. It opens the door for free play. It lets the kids explore a material. And it’s just fun!

Sensory activities tend to end in a mess at our house.

But if you’re not a mess fan, take preventative measures with our 10 tips for keeping messy play clean.

Sometimes, I have a hard time differentiating a sensory activity from any other kids activity. Because really, everything the kids do has to do with their senses, right? Touch especially.

Let’s challenge ourselves over the next few weeks to get the kids to explore sensory activities with senses other than touch too.

We can find more activities that intentionally get them to use their sense of sound, taste, sight, and smell.

It’s exciting to really stretch ourselves out of our normal element!

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Most of these sensory activities listed are to do with the sense of touch. However, a couple break out of that too. Can you find the ones that explore the other senses?

Enjoy Our 25 Sensory Activities for Kids!

I’ve broken our list up into two sections.

The first section is the majority of our sensory activities and they’re more of a ‘sensory tub’, even though they’re not necessarily always in a tub.

They’re set out as an activity to explore a material of some sort.

The second section is the accidental sensory exploration through the creation of something else.

I love these the most because there seems to be a purpose for the kids to explore even though the sensory part is an activity in itself.

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Jamie learned to be a hands on mom by creating activities, crafts and art projects for her three boys to do. Jamie needed the creative outlet that activities provided to get through the early years of parenting with a smile! Follow Jamie on Pinterest and Instagram!

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35 Comments

  1. fooddoz.com says

    Thanks for the post.

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  2. Best Daycare in Ahmedabad says

    Thanks for sharing

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  3. Jatinder kumar says

    I absolutely agree with the greater youngsters get themselves messy whilst they’re more youthful the braver they may be to attempt new matters whilst they’re an adult. There’s a few absolutely amusing thoughts right here thank you

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  4. Niranjan says

    Nice article, Niranjan

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  5. Suzy McCullough says

    I fully believe the more kids get themselves messy when they are younger the braver they will be to try new things when they are an adult. There’s some really fun ideas here thank you

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  6. Online Shopping Deals says

    Such a wonderful, thoughtful tips for engaging children.

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  7. C. Glass says

    Have just come across this site and browsed through. I think it is amazing and such an amazing treasure trove of ideas for those wishing to raise their little ones. Brilliant!

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    Thanks for the post.

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  9. Anny says

    I like this site because give me a good ideas for activities.

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  10. Pretty says

    I like your funny activity for young children I am an ecd practitioner I want to make different activities for kids
    that not boring them.
    Please help!

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  11. Seema Mehta says

    Very good sensory activity for the children to do, every child is different and has different interest, likes and dislikes. Parent has to find out the one the child likes the most and is interested in. I liked the accidental sensory activities, as it would help the child to be creative during unexpected circ*mstance to have presence of mind.

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  12. Paulette Barnes says

    I really enjoy your creative ideas to teach sensory play. thank you.

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  13. Michelle says

    Look like your ideas.

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  14. Rohan says

    I totally love this sensory activities for kids! What cute ideas for kids.

    Rohan

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  15. Taylor Martinez says

    I really love this website and it has really helpful ideas for anyone who is working with two’s.

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    • Jamie Reimer says

      Thanks Taylor.

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  16. IrishEyes (@ILuv2Fish78) says

    It doesn’t show how to make any of these things. I’m starting a job as a nanny, and I came upon this site. I thought-what a great thing. But, then it doesn’t give me the ingredients I need to make any of them.

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    • Jamie Reimer says

      You can click on each of the pictures and links to get the details of each one.

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  17. Sarah says

    You have a great collection too!

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  18. Mandy says

    If you live in the right region, putting a tub of snow on a big towel on the floor is a great thing for little ones to have fun with too. The snow doesn’t melt as fast as one would think it would.

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  19. Bek @ Just For Daisy says

    Wow! Some great new things for us to try! :) Thanks x

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  20. katepickle says

    I am so with you on this… sensory play calms the savage beasts in our house!
    thanks for such a fab list of resources!

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  21. Mary Catherine says

    I agree with you . . . when all else fails, bring out the sensory play! My guy loves so many different sensory items, but he always comes back to just plain old water. Even when we use different materials, like shaving cream or oats, he always ends up adding water to the play. Thanks, as always, for sharing such fun ideas for the kiddos. :)

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    • chutima rittraprom says

      I think it is the ieas in a child , Thank you very much.

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