Bug Sensory Bin (Indoor & Outdoor)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bug Sensory Bin (Indoor & Outdoor)

Looking for some hands on fun with bugs for toddlers and preschoolers? Here is a really fun bug sensory bin that is sure to delight little hands as they explore and learn about bugs.

BUG Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers. So many fun, clever and unique items to help young kids learn about bugs in a fun, hands on way.

Bug Unit for Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kindergartners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders
I made the Bug Sensory Bin to go along with our Bugs Unit on:image_thumb13_thumb
And if you are looking for more Sensory ideas – check out my sensory page!

Bug Sensory Bin for Kids

Here is the indoor Bug Sensory Bin I created to go along with our Bug study & Minnie’s I is for Insect week in preschool. The main substance is black beans. I found fun bugs, magnifying glass, and rulers to add.
BUG Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers
I love these Fandex Family Field Guides! I stuck our Bug one in the box for the kids to try to identify our bugs. Even Mommy had fun identifying bugs with it!
BUG Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers
The main substance to the sensory box was black beans. It looked just like dirt but made a great sound when scooped!  Plus added a different tactile experience from our outdoor dirt bug box.
BUG Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Minnie really liked our ladybug themed bug collector. It had a built in magnifying glass that worked REALLY well! She stuck our Life Cycle Stage Ants to observe up close.  

Creating an Outdoor Playscape


We have an outdoor bug sensory area too! We created our Outdoor Playscape this spring. It  has a garden filled with fun bugs! So the kids got to have buggy fun in & out!



  1. Love your bug sensory bin and especially how you took those bugs outside to the 'real' dirt. We made a big spider web during insect week http://www.brennaphillips.com/insect-week

  2. My oldest son would love playing with these creepy crawlies!! And I have a feeling that this is the perfect time of year to pick up supplies. The Halloween aisle is packed with spiders and bugs. Adding "bugs" to my shopping list and pinning it. Thanks for the great idea.

    -Malia {Playdough to Plato}