10 Sensory Activities for Toddlers

Sensory activities are a great way to keep a toddler entertained for hours on end. Once you've set up the materials you can sit back and let them explore on their own, or join in the fun yourself! Our list of sensory activities offers a wide variety of sensations. Explore the ocean floor, dig for dinosaurs, swirl colorful dyes into shaving cream, or go apple picking from the comfort of your living room floor!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Homemade Slime
    Homemade Slime

    (Ages 2-7)

    There's just something little kids love about playing with gooey, stretchy slime! This homemade slime recipe is a must have for parents looking to keep their toddlers entertained.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Ocean Sensory Tray

    This is so very simple to set up, but sparks hours of imaginative play. It's amazing what a little color change to water does! Perfect for a summer day.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Find and Seek ABCs and 123s

    Get to know your ABCs and 123s! Fill Ziploc® brand sandwich bags with rice, letters, and numbers to create a game of Find and Seek. Reinforce early literacy and math skills to help kids learn and recognize both letters and numbers in a fun and playful way. Encourage kids to find and sort through letters and numbers with the help of our visual alphabet and numbers printable chart. This is also a great way to encourage sensory play and fine motor skills practice.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Solids, Liquids, or Gas?

    This activity uses play to help your toddler understand the difference between a solid, a liquid, and a gas!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Apple Sensory Bin

    My daughters love sensory boxes. Sensory boxes are containers filled with tactile materials that kids explore with their hands. They're like tiny indoor playgrounds that keep the kids entertained for hours!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Gelatine Fun!
    Gelatine Fun!

    (Ages 3-8)

    Sensory fun activities are a favorite in our home. I love seeing these little hands explore, learn and discover all while relaxing their body and mind and thinking this is the most fun they've ever had! On this day we made jello. Not jello to eat, but it does feel pretty cool and made an afternoon for my kids very exciting.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Cornmeal Sensory Play

    Looking in my pantry is always the best way to create some fun sensory play in our house. New textures and smells are so engaging and fun to play with. On this day my two-year old had so much fun with some cornmeal and dino's!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Fun with Shaving Cream and Food Coloring

    Set up a shaving cream sensory table and teach your kid about colors!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Dinosaur Dig Sensory Bin

    What we have here is an archeological dig site for dinosaurs -- or simply a dinosaur dig sensory bin!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Kool-Aid Dyed Rice

    Like the Kool-Aid dyed pasta, Kool-Aid dyed rice makes an awesome addition to sensory bins. Here's how you can dye dried rice in a rainbow of colors.

Get inspired!