Spring Sensory Bin

From improving toddler and preschoolers' fine motor skills to learning how to play independently and use their imagination, this Spring Sensory Bin is the perfect activity for some sensory fun! 

Spring sensory bin

Let your toddlers and preschoolers explore the wonder of this stunning season as they engage in sensory exploration with a fun sensory bin activity. This interactive spring sensory bin activity will keep them entertained for hours on end! It is an activity they will want to keep coming back to. 

It's no secret that at Messy Little Monster, we're obsessed with sensory experiences for little ones to help them grow and develop all their skills in the best and most entertaining way possible. This Spring sensory bin ticks all the boxes!

Spring sensory bin ideas

If you are on the hunt for more sensory bin activities, check out our list of  Sensory Bin IdeasAnd if you want to celebrate the arrival of spring in a fun way with the kiddos, check out our list of Spring Activities!

You might also be interested in our other seasonal sensory bins:

Spring Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Spring sensory activity

Spring Sensory Bin - Supplies:

  • Small Tray
  • Green shredded paper
  • Spring sensory bin printables
  • Other spring-themed items (e.g. fake flowers, little birds, birds nests, white pom poms as birds eggs, wooden rainbow etc)
  • Fine motor tools such as tweezers

Spring sensory bin preschool

Spring Sensory Bin - Directions:

STEP 1: Print, cut and laminate the spring sensory bin printables.

At the bottom of the page, you will find a link to our spring-themed sensory bin printables. Print them out. Cut out one complete set of the images (as shown below) whilst also keeping a page showing all 6 images.  I would recommend laminating them so they are strong enough for little hands and they last a long time!

Spring sensory bin printable

STEP 2: Set up your spring sensory bin.

Take your small tray and fill it up with the green shredded paper. Then, incorporate your spring-themed items. 

We placed fake flowers on top of the shredded paper and then added birds, bird's nests and feathers. We also added some small white pom poms to represent eggs. We placed a wooden rainbow next to the tray.

Use whatever you have available to you to create your spring sensory bin, there is no right or wrong way to set it up. Real flowers could work instead of fake flowers and butterflies could replace birds.  

Spring sensory bin

Add tweezers or other fine motor tools; this way, your child can move the items around the sensory bin whilst developing their fine motor skills.

Spring sensory table ideas

Take the cut-out spring printables and lay them on top of your sensory bin, hiding them slightly in the shredded paper.

Spring sensory activities

STEP 3: Playtime!

Encourage toddlers and preschoolers to use tweezers or other fine motor tools to find and pick up the spring-themed printables. 

Spring sensory tray

As they find the spring-themed printables in the sensory bin see if they can match the images to the corresponding ones on the spring sheet.

Spring printables for toddlers

Spring sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers

Encourage little ones to play with the shredded paper, the birds, flowers, and any other spring item you've included. Have fun making the birds fly or hiding the flowers under the shredded paper before making them 'grow".

Spring sensory bin ideas

See if you can collect up all the bird's eggs using fine motor tools. How many eggs are there?

Spring activities for toddlers and preschoolers

Ollie (aged 3) especially enjoyed using the wooden rainbow as part of his play. He had fun balancing the birds on top!

rainbow sensory bin

Grab the spring sensory bin printables below. Once you have finished playing with your spring sensory bin another fun activity that you can do with your printables is to hide the cutout images outdoors and go on a scavenger hunt! 

We have lots of sensory bin printables for different seasons and occasions.


To download this spring sensory bin printable for free click on the link below to be taken to the Messy Little Monster shop and use the code - spring - to reduce the price to $0. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

spring sensory bin printable

Now it's just a matter of putting together this cute spring sensory bin and watching your toddler or preschooler have fun as they learn and develop!

Spring sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers. Easy spring sensory bin ideas. Spring sensory bin printables included.

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