Looking for an activity to keep your little leprechauns busy and out of trouble? Well, you’re in luck! This St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin is easy to setup and will keep your littles entertained all March long.
And the best part? Most of the items for this sensory bin can be purchased at your local grocery or dollar store. But if you’d rather have it all shipped to your doorstep, check out the shopping links below.
St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin
Here’s what you’ll need for the St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin:
- Large, shallow container
- Fill (such as dried green split peas or dyed green rice)
- Assorted containers and scoops
- St. Patrick’s day decorations
I love an easy, holiday-themed sensory bin, and our St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin is one of my favorites. For this bin, I use dried green split peas as the fill, and throw in some St. Patrick’s Day decorations and rainbow-colored trinkets. The best part about using the green peas as the fill is that it easily transitions to a spring or Easter-themed sensory bin after St. Patty’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day Bin Supplies Shopping Links
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You can pick up most of the supplies needed to make this sensory bin at the grocery store. But if you’d rather have everything arrive at your doorstep, you can use the shopping links below. I selected these items based on their similarity to the items I own and used for this sensory bin.
Sensory Bin Container
A shallow, clear plastic container with a lid has worked best for our family when it comes to sensory bins. This IRIS USA Storage 28 Qt Box is similar to the container we use at home at an affordable price. Having a lid is great – just pop it on for easy clean up.
Goya Green Split Peas Fill
A bag or 2 of dry green split peas makes for the perfect fill for this St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin – in fact we usually keep it around through the en d of spring.
Skoolzy Rainbow Color Toddlers Scissor Tongs
I’m always looking for cool, affordable tools to add to our sensory bin. I like how these scissor tongs add a dash of color and also help kids practice fine motor skills.
CSBD Stadium Plastic Cups, 10 Pack
I like to add themed cups or containers to our sensory bins, and I love this rainbow set. We keep these cups with our every day play items and use them frequently. Overall they’ve held up nicely, and are available at a price where you don’t feel too upset when you need to replace a crushed cup.
St. Patrick’s Day Decorations Set
This fun St. Patrick’s Day decorations set includes mini cauldrons, clover gold coins, and shamrock confetti. All things guaranteed to take this sensory bin up a notch!
Large Green Cauldron
Another cool container option is this 8″ green cauldron. I love how the green cauldron is a different size and color from what you would typically expect in a St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin.
No St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin would be complete without shamrocks! I really like how this set of shamrock ornaments is made from fabric and not covered in glitter.
Rainbow Pom Poms
If you don’t already have a bunch of pom poms all over your house (and under your couch), pick up this 300 piece set of rainbow pom poms. It’s the perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin. And something your kids will use all the time (guaranteed!)
And that’s it! All it takes is a few items – and a little bit of luck! – to make this holiday-themed sensory bin.
Love easy sensory bins? Check out all of our sensory bin activities for more ideas!