Today’s collection of sensory play ideas is perfect for babies, toddlers and older kids who still put everything in their mouth!
Materials used here are mostly cereal based and all are edible!
Browse through the collection and pick one of taste safe sensory play ideas to get you started!
Just remember, it’s messy and be prepared!
Enjoy a wet and dry sensory experience with our Oats Sensory Bin.
See what happens when you mix cereal with shaving foam in this very messy Horsie Horsie Sensory Play.
Fill a tub with Fruity Cheerios to make a Colourful Sensory Bin all ready for scooping and pouring.
Have fun searching for numbers in a Number Cereal Sensory Bin.
Pull on your wellies and enjoy stomping around in Cornflakes.
Shreddies make great imaginary bricks to add to a Small World Construction Site.
Simply adding cereal and water to a tub is a great activity to start your baby off on their sensory play adventures.
Get hands on and create some artwork with your cereal.
Set up a Harvest Themed Sensory Bin filled with all the different cereals in your kitchen cupboard.
Explore the textures of different cereals and then craft an acorn with them.
Have fun baking cakes with this Cereals and Beans Sensory Bin.
Make a Crushed Cereal Rainbow Sensory Bottle for some calming sensory play.
Oats are the cereal of choice in this Building Site Sensory Play.
Practice color sorting, whilst working on your child’s pincer grip with this Cereal Sensory Bin.
Invite your child to make an Edible Zoo using different cereals.
Do you want to add some color to your oats? Find out how to dye them for some rainbow sensory play.
Baby cereal makes an excellent base for an edible Play Dough ideal for first timers.
Adding Lucky Charms to a Sensory Bin is perfect for a St Patrick’s Day theme.
Have you played with Crushed Cereal Sand Dough yet?
Watch the delight on your child’s face when they hear what happens, when they add water to puffed rice cereal.
Whip up some Baby Safe Cloud Dough for your little one to explore with their hands and mouth of they wish.
Learn how to dye puffed wheat to make a Puffed Wheat Rainbow to play with.
Mix up oatmeal and breadcrumbs to make Edible Sand for your baby to play with,
Have crushing up some colorful fruity cereal and use it to create some sensory art.
Add the fresh smell of peppermint to stimulate your child’s sense of smell in this Oatmeal Sensory Bin.
What could be better than an “All you can eat cereal buffet” to keep your baby busy?
Introduce a funnel into your Baby Cereal Sensory Play.
Cereal is great for adding some texture to your messy Finger Paints.
Oatmeal makes a great substitute for sand use it in an Edible Indoor Sand Box.
Chocolate Cookie Cereal is perfect for this book inspired If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Sensory Bin.
Enjoy watching your baby get stuck into some Edible Painting.
Give your little ones fine motor skills a work out in this Fruit Loop Sensory Bin.
D is for Digging in this alphabet cereal based Sensory Bin.
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Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts and crafts ideas for her sons Liam (7), Freddie (5), and Bella (3) to do together.