Sensory bins are popular right now for mothers all over the world and United States, but why not use these hands-on activities for a Sunday School class or teaching a Bible lesson?
The sensory bin can be used as a great hands-on tool for teaching a Bible lesson or reinforcing a lesson as a hands-on activity for review through play for preschoolers through elementary school. They are made of a small bin filled with a filler (rice, beans, water beads, etc.) and other toys or other age-appropriate elements that would picture the elements of the story you are teaching. If you have never used one then I challenge you to read up on it here on my original post: Sensory Bins for Sunday School or read Sensory bins for teaching the Bible written by Annette at In All You Do. She tells you how to highlight a specific part of the Bible story you’re wanting to teach and make it into a sensory bin.
This Bible Sensory Bin Idea List comes from Bible sensory bins across the internet that will spark your mind for a little creativity in your classroom at church or at home.
- Creation Sensory Bin at waituponthelord4031.blogspot.com. (Scroll down until you see the sensory bin photo)
- You could use the Sun Sensory Bin idea (seen above) at Finding Teachable Moments as an idea for day 4 of Creation.
- The Jewish Homeschool Blog has another great Creation Sensory bin.
Other Fun Bible Based Bins
- Moses and the Plagues sensory bin from Something 2 Offer.
- Check out this idea on Pinterest which is a Noah’s Ark Sensory Bin, where kids search for the animals in hay, identify them, and then put them into an ark playset.
- There’s another Noah’s Ark Sensory bin (halfway down the page) at Pink Sneakerz Homeschool. I liked the idea of using some type of blue cloth for water in this post.
- Bible Verse Sensory Bin – helps review Bible verses at aprilshomemaking.com.
- Monica at Childhood Spirituality creates great Bible Box activities you can read about here. The one listed here could simply be made into a sensory bin of the Ten Lepers. You could use little figurines like she has listed or simply make your own.
- The Parable of the Sower at Wugs and Dooey uses play-doh as the soil.
- Resurrection Sensory Bin from my sister site Ministry Mamas.
- Acacia in the Desert has a great list of awesome sensory bins including stories including, parting the Red Sea, the Tabernacle, the Sea of Galilee and other great teaching ideas.
- All Play on Sunday has a variety of ideas for sensory ideas or activities that would be good for children under the age of 6.
- My Mundane and Miraculous Life has a great sensory bin about how to talk about heaven to children in a way that they can understand.
Nativity Christmas Themed Sensory Bins
- Nativity Sensory Bin with town and streets and a field for the shepherds at catholicicing.com. She gives a great break down of the items inside and how to make this bin.
- Growing Hands on Kids has a peg doll sensory bin that is great for toddlers.
- Nativity Sensory Bin at Activity Mom.com
- Another Peg Doll Sensory Bin (Nativity) at Frugal Fun for Boys.
- Nativity Sensory Bins with beans as the filler at Happy Hooligans.
If you know of another great link or idea about making a Bible sensory bin please leave it in the comments!