Super Simple Ocean Sensory Bin for Young Toddlers

I've found that my kids are just as contented with a simple small world set up as they are with complicated ones.  This ocean set up is about as easy as you could make it.  A half inch of warm blue water with a toob of Safari Reef animals.  Skimmer has so much fun moving the fish though the water and exploring the different pieces.  The thing that I love most about the super simple bins is that they're very easy to clean up when the young toddler decides to dump the bin on the floor.  The Toob pieces are stored in a Crystal Lite container with the name of the toob and the number of pieces written on it instead of in the original toob.  The CL container makes it easy for the toddlers to put away the animals themselves since the fit isn't as tight.  All of our CL containers are stored together in our "invitation to play" box.

 I've seen some really elaborate sensory bins and small world set ups, but I'm blogging to advocate that simpler is better.  Try it today!  Your kids will thank you.


  1. Woow! I love your sensory tables!

  2. Thank you! I appreciate your comment. It brings me to mind that I need to do sensory bins with my kids more often. Thanks for stopping by the blog.


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