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This easy Cheerio sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers is easy set up and even easier clean up as they snack and play. You can try this easy Cheerio sensory bin for toddlers today with things you have in your home!
We love sensory bins here! It’s one of our favorite screen free activities because it’s easy to set up, easy to clean up and provides a lot of entertainment for not much money.
This cereal sensory bin is absolutely perfect for toddlers because, well, they ALL end up putting whatever they’re playing with in their mouths anyway. Why not give them a snack to play with and eat? Literal mom win.
And I just love easy activities for kids. And by easy, I mean easy on me. I always have the idea to try my hand at making really big activities when in the end we’re all just as happy (if not happier) with something super easy and fun.
Here’s how you can make your own Cheerio Sensory Bin!
How to Make the Easy Cheerio Sensory Bin For Toddlers and Preschoolers
For this sensory bin all you’ll need is a tub and Cheerios! We used a 1/2 boxes of family size Cheerios and our tubs from our toy chest but you can use any tub your kids can kneel and reach into.
Dump the cereal into the bin. That’s it. Seriously.
What to Play With in the Cheerios Sensory Bin
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This is where you can have some fun!
My 1 year old daughter is into scooping so we use cups, spoons and bowls for her.
You can use whatever you want in your Cheerio Sensory Bin. Try using uncooked pasta from a box of spaghetti to thread Cheerios through, pipe cleaners, small pots and pans, kitchen utensils or whatever your child loves to play with.
Do I Have to Use Cheerios for this Cereal Sensory Bin?
No! Not at all.
You can also use any kind of cereal you’d like for this bin like Corn Flakes, Fruit Loops or Kix.
How to Avoid a Big Ol’ Cereal Mess with Your Cheerio Sensory Bin
Yeah, kids can be messy! And a sensory bin practically encourages making a mess. So breathe before you start and accept the mess that’s about to come your way.
You can take your sensory bin outside but I typically throw a beach towel or large blanket under the sensory bins we make to make it easier clean up on me.
You can also make an activity out of the dropped Cheerios and scoop them back up into the bin.
Have you done a Cheerio sensory bin before? What’s your favorite sensory bin activity to do?
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