Valentine’s Day Sensory Play

Now that my son is getting older I have been wanting to make some sensory bins.   Since Valentine’s Day is coming up soon I thought why not make a themed bin for Valentine’s Day Sensory play.   Sensory bins are a new thing to me.  I have been researching sensory bins and I found they are a great way to help your child explore.  Sensory bins help your child use all 5 of their senses depending on how you make your bins.   These sensory bins help with fine motor skills, imagination playing, language and so much more.   If you want to read more about the benefits of Sensory bins check out Not Just cute, she has been a great resource.


I made this Valentine’s Sensory Bin recently for my son.   It was easy to put together and cost me hardly nothing.  I  bought all my supplies at the dollar store and it only cost me 7.00 (not including the bin which was 5.00 at Target, which I can use multiple times for my different bins).  There are so many different ways to make one and either way they will have fun.  Stay on the look out for my St. Patrick’s themed bin!

Valentine’s Day bin included:

Fabric rose petals, red and purple pipe cleaners, I Love You necklaces, red boa, foam heart stickers, balloon (not pictured) Valentines cup, Pink and Purple Poms Poms,  Purple lids from fruit pouches


My bin was simple and easy and you don’t have to spend a lot of  money.   I was trying to find colors that matched for Valentine’s Day, so I added lots of purple, red and pinks.


The great thing when the holiday is all is over.  I will put everything in a Ziploc bag and place in my Valentine’s tote for next year.  It is a great way to save space and to keep everything together for the next year and so you have it for future kids.



  1. How fun! I love this sensory bin! And what a fantastic idea of keeping all the contents in a zip lock. I rarely make sensory bins because I never know where to store all of the separate bins. Looks like i need to get to work on some new ones! Thank you for sharing!
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  2. Jacqui Odell says:

    This is so neat. I bet my two year old would love it! Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday on

  3. I haven’t heard of sensory bins, but what a great idea! This one is so cute. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  4. Great idea Brittany! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

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  5. This is brilliant. My two year old would so love this on Valentines! Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for linking up with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I hope you hop over again next week.

  6. This is an awesome idea!
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  7. What an awesome sensory playbin, I love the bright colors, and the feathers are so much fun.
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  8. What a neat idea! Pinning to my “If I Had Kiddos” board! :)

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  9. How incredibly creative! Stopping by as co-host of Happiness is Homemade.
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