Spider Sensory Bin

Keep curious little toddlers and preschoolers busy and having fun while building their fine motor skills with this Rescue The spiders Sensory Bin.

Spider sensory bin

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We love making and playing with sensory bins. These fun and simple bins can help boost your child's development in an active, hands-on way. And they're incredibly easy to put together, a total win-win!

This time around, we're sharing this spider-themed sensory bin. All you will need is coloured rice, spider toys, and a tray. Simply read on to know how to make and play with this Spider sensory bin! 

If you want more sensory bin ideas check out these Sensory Bins we love! Our leaf sensory bin even uses the same rice base!

Spider activities

Check out more spider craft and activity ideas to create a spider-themed day! 

Rescue The Spiders Sensory Bin

Spider Sensory Bin - Supplies:

  • Coloured rice (check out our directions for colouring rice)
  • Tray
  • Thin coloured tape
  • Small plastic spiders
  • Fine motor tools 

Spiders Web Sensory Bin - Instructions:

STEP 1: Add a filler to the tray.

To start setting up your sensory bin, begin filling a small try with some colored rice (any colour works!) Rice is a great filler for sensory bins as it can be scooped, poured and it feels great running through your fingers. 

STEP 2: Create a spider web with tape.

Take your coloured tape and use it to make a spider web across the tray above the colored rice. To do this start by adding tape from one side of the tray to the other, repeating this to form a cross shape. Add two more strips, so the tape divides the tray into 8. 

tape spiders web

Then, take smaller pieces of tape and add them between the larger pieces to create a web design. Use the image below as an example.

spiders web sensory bin

Remember, it doesn't need to look perfect, so don't worry and spend too long setting it up. After all, you don't want to spend longer setting up this activity than your child does playing with it!

STEP 3: Add spiders to the sensory bin!

Now it's time to introduce your small plastic spiders. Place the spiders on the spider web as well as under it, in the rice. 

spider sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers

how to make a spider sensory bin

Time to play with your spider sensory bin

Invite your toddler or preschooler to play and give them a set of fine motor skills and see if they can rescue the spiders!

fine motor spider sensory bin

rescue the spiders sensory bin

rescue the spiders fine motor activity

Not only is this sensory play activity great for working on fine motor skills it is also a brilliant way to help children learn to count. They can count the spiders as they rescue them or even count how many there are altogether.

rescue the spiders counting activity

My 2 year old spend ages on this, rescuing the spiders, hiding the spiders, pouring rice, giving the spiders dinner, and balancing the spiders on the web. 

We hope you and your child love making and playing with this spider sensory bin as much as we did! Enjoy!

Spider sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers. Easy fine motor spider activity.

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