Sensory Bins are my favorite way to kill 30-40 minutes.

This one is fabulous for working on fine motor skills and can only be minimally messy meaning it is perfect for when I cook dinner. I set this bin up and invited Rea to play while I cooked dinner. She loved it, my 1 year old loved it, and I cooked dinner in peace!


Our Ice Cream Sensory Bin works on dramatic play and fine motor skills.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills


  • Engage in pretend play

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy


  • Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations

Required Materials

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Wash Tub

*Construction Paper

*Pom Poms

*Ice Cream Scoop



Step #1
Cut a piece of brown construction paper into fourths.
Step #2
Roll the 4 brown squares into cones by rolling at a diagonal and tape them closed.
Step #3
Place the cones, poms poms, and ice cream scoop in the bin.
Step #4
Invite your Lil’ to play.

Teacher Tip

If you don’t have an ice cream scoop, tongs will work too.


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