Human Body Sensory Tray Activity for Kids

This Human Body Sensory Tray is exactly what you need to help your children learn more about how the awesome human body is in the most fun way ever. With our free inside the human body printable, you'll be able to make the sensory bin in a flash and make it super eye-catching for the children.

Human Body Sensory Tray Activity for Kids

Kids have curious little minds especially when it comes to the human body. But when it comes to finding out what is inside our bodies it's a difficult topic to talk about, at least in a fun way as we can't see inside our bodies. That's why I love this activity, it's a fun and creative approach to an important, yet not so creative topic.

If this theme interests you, we have more human body activities in store for you! Just check them out:

Human body sensory tray

Scroll down below to get our printable and the instruction on how to make your own human body sensory tray.

WARNING: This human body sensory bin uses water beads. Water beads can be dangerous if swallowed. Please fully supervise this activity and don't use it with children who may put the water beads near their mouths.

Inside the Human Body Sensory Tray

Human Body Activity -  Supplies:

  • Red and White Water Beads
  • Red Pom Pom Balls
  • Dark Red Buttons
  • Laminator
  • Scissors
  • Tray or bin (red if possible)

How to set up a Human Body Sensory Tray

Exploring the human body activities for kids

STEP 1: Print the template

First, scroll down and grab our human body sensory activity printable. Once that step is done, print out all the images and laminate them,  then cut out each piece.

STEP 2: Fill your Sensory Bin

Take your red and white water beads and add them to a small bin or tray along with a jug full of water, a red tray works especially well. The water beads will need to left in the water for several hours (or overnight) to grow to a good size. Once you are happy with the size the water beads have grown to remove any extra water from your tray. 

Inside a human body sensory bin activity for kids

STEP 3: Add some details.

Add your printables to the tray filled with water beads and then complete the sensory bin by adding a few extra red or white items, for example a few red pom-pom balls and dark buttons.

Human body sensory tray for toddlers and preschoolers.

STEP 4: Jump in to play!

Mix everything in the sensory bin and invite your kids to explore it with you. You can start by asking them to find different organs giving them clues about their shape. You can then take this further if you wish by explaining a little about how each organ works and helps our body every day! 

Human body sensory tray activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

Extra Learning Ideas:

You could get some books about the human body to read alongside playing with your human body sensory tray. 

Why not print out two copies of the body parts and see if you find matching pairs in the sensory bin. 

Talk about where on your own body you would find the different organs. 

Human body activity for toddlers and preschoolers - human body sensory bin.


To grab these human body sensory tray images for free click on the link below and use the discount code- body. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

Human body parts printable for kids

The printable PDF will look like the image below. 

human body printables

Sensory trays are a big hit at home and I'm pretty sure every parent with toddlers or preschoolers knows why. It's such a fun experience for little ones to play while they're improving their skills and exploring new things, so this human body sensory tray truly checks all the boxes. Enjoy!!

Human body sensory tray for kids. Inside the human body activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

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