Oatmeal sensory bins are a great way to engage your child’s senses. They are also a fun and easy way to teach your child about different textures, colors, and smells.
By adding food coloring to the oatmeal, you can create different colors. And by adding essential oils or other scents, you can create different smells. Here are a few examples of oatmeal sensory bins you can make.
13 Oatmeal Sensory Bin Ideas:
1 – Oatmeal Farm Sensory Bin
Pretending to play with farm animals is so fun for kids! And with this sensory bin, they can even feed the animals.
2 – Oats and Water Sensory Tub Mash
This sensory bin has to be one of the easiest you can do. But be aware that it can also be the messiest! All you need is oats, water, and some kitchen tools. Loads of fun for kids!
3 – Rainbow Oats for Sensory Bins
Similar to dry pasta, you can color oats to make the bins even more fun! It’s a very easy process – all you need is water and food coloring.
4 – Oats Easter Eggs Sensory Bin
I love to include plastic eggs in sensory play activities year-round. They are so versatile and fun for kids. This bin is no exception.
5 – Dinosaur Edible Sensory Bin
Yes, this is an edible sensory bin! Perfect for the little hands who may try to taste a bit while playing. You won’t have to worry if they do.
6 – Oatmeal and Apples Sensory Bin
You’ll need oats, empty paper tubes, and colored pompoms. This bin will teach them how to scoop, dump, pour, count, and sort!
7 – Oatmeal Textures Sensory Bin
Let the kids learn by enjoying the various textures of oats. Yes, it can be a messy sensory bin but oh so worth it!
8 – Letters and Oats Sensory Bin
I love turning a sensory bin into a learning experience. All you need are plastic letters, flashcards, and an oat sensory bin. Kids will match the letters they find to the correct flashcard.
9 – Taste Safe Construction Sensory Bin
This bin uses steel cut oats but you can use whatever oats you have on hand! I love how this sensory bin has various textures by adding rocks and graham crumbs. So fun for kids to play with!
10 – Oatmeal Baking Station
What kid doesn’t love to pretend bake? This sensory bin will surely spark their baker’s imagination. Add some baking tools like muffin tins, whisks, and bowls to this bin for pure fun.
11 – Monster Truck Sensory Bin
Some monster truck fun in an oat sensory bin! Just add a bit of cocoa powder to give it a muddy look. You can also add ramps and jumps to make it more exciting for kids.
12 – Edible Oat Play Sand
This is pretty simple. Have you seen our edible sand with Cheerios? Similar concept here. You simply have to grind your oats to a fine texture, similar to sand.
13 – Peppermint Oatmeal Sensory Bin
Sensory play can be enhanced with smells and this sensory bin is no exception. This would be a great bin to make during Christmas time.
Is it safe for kids to play with oats?
Yes, it is safe for kids to play with oats. Oats are a natural product that is not harmful to children. However, you should always supervise your child when they are playing with oats.
If your child takes a handful of oats in their mouth, they could choke on them if they are very dry. If they are too dry, they could become a choking hazard. Always supervise your child when they are playing with oats.
What are some benefits of sensory play with oats?
There are many benefits to sensory play with oats. Sensory play with oats can help your child to develop their fine motor skills. They can also learn about different textures, colors, and smells.
Additionally, sensory play with oats can help to calm and soothe your child. If your child is feeling anxious or stressed, sensory play with oats can help to relax them.
How does sensory play with oats feel?
Sensory play with oats can feel different depending on the type of oatmeal you use. If you use instant oatmeal, it will be soft and squishy. If you use rolled oats, they will be more firm. And if you use steel cut oats, they will be very firm.
Each type of oatmeal will provide a different sensory experience for your child. Instant oatmeal will be the softest and squishiest, while steel cut oats will be the firmest. Each type of oatmeal will provide a different sensory experience for your child.
As you can see, there are so many sensory bins that can be done with oats. Sensory play with oats can be a fun and safe activity for kids, with adult supervision of course.
Please note: Always supervise your child while doing a sensory play activity.
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