Summer Sensory Bin Ideas

Summer sensory bin ideas are here and they are so much fun!

You can use sensory bins to keep the littles busy during lessons with the bigger kids or as an extra activity to reinforce what you’re learning. You can check out the list of spring sensory bins here.

Sometimes the bins can get messy, so I’ve separated the list of summer sensory bin ideas below into indoor and outdoor categories, instead of by age like the spring list!

As with anything homeschool-related, don’t feel like you need to follow the directions to a T.

Switch out ingredients (but keep them kid-friendly), add toys you already have, or figure out how to make a bin you love more difficult or easy.

Don’t forget to post pics with the summer sensory bin idea you’ve chosen to do! Tag me on Instagram and I’ll share too! #createyourhomeschool

Ok, let’s dive in!

Looking for summer sensory bin ideas? We've listed a few of our favorites in this post and organized them for indoor + outdoor fun! Take a look! :)


Flower Garden – Plain Vanilla Mom

Rainbow Jello – Must Have Mom

Ocean Sorting – A Dab Of Glue Will Do

Ice Cream Toppings – Modern Preschool

Sink or Float – Stay At Home Educator

Bug Fun – What Can We Do With Paper + Glue

Dinosaur Rescue – Busy Toddler

Ice Cream Fun – Happy Toddler Playtime


Decorate A Cake – Days With Grey

Flower Soup – Simple Fun For Kids

Frozen Lego – Happy Toddler Playtime

Letter Matching Seashells – Natural Beach Living

Scoop + Pour – Stay At Home Educator

Washing Dishes – Twin Mom Refreshed

Ice Painting – Days With Grey

Bubble Fun – Twin Mom Refreshed

We hope to see your bins over on Instagram! And if you think of new ideas for your bins, share those too!

Have fun!

Looking for summer sensory bin ideas? We've listed a few of our favorites in this post and organized them for indoor + outdoor fun! Take a look! :)

If you’re looking for a free homeschool printable to end your homeschool year with a bang, this is for you!

I am SO excited about finishing up our homeschool year with STEM challenges! I mean… why wouldn’t you want to close out the year with STEM activities, right?! So much FUN!

This free homeschool printable has 31 different “challenges” that encourage STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, + Mathematics) learning. All of the challenges can be done at any age and will be SO much fun to do as a family too!

I’ve also included a bonus printable I’ve been working on for our homeschool! We’re growing a garden this year, so this has been fun to learn for us! I hope your family enjoys it just as much! 

Click here to download!

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