Do you sometimes have a difficult time thinking of new materials to add to your sensory table or sensory bin? Here is a huge list of sensory table materials to help you out. The lists below include filler ideas, additional items that you can mix in with the fillers, as well as ideas for tools and containers to use with the materials. If you mix and match the columns, the possibilities are endless. Wouldn’t it be cool if I knew how to create a sensory table spinner and you could just spin up some combinations. Maybe one day I’ll figure that out. Until then, I have some lists below. If you prefer a printable copy of the material ideas list, I have one of those for you at the bottom of the page.
Remember to use caution when selecting sensory table materials for your kids. Some of these materials may not be appropriate for kids under 3 without close supervision.
*Make icebergs by freezing large containers of water.
Download the Sensory Table Materials List
Well, I hope that these sparked a few ideas. My personal favorites are the oiled spaghetti, water beads, and lentils….so much fun. What are your favorite sensory table materials? Would you like a printable copy of the materials listed in this article? Just click on the link below to get it.
Do you prefer to not use any food items in your sensory table or bin? I also have a list of non-food ideas for your sensory table.