Treasure Hunt Sensory Bin


This activity provides opportunities for sensory engagement (i.e. through vision and touch) in order to promote tolerance of different textures and (messy) sights.

This sensory bin activity provides the child with a fun chance to build trust with messy textures through play.


Step 1: Pour sensory bin fillers (cornmeal was used in this photo but you can also use sand, beans, and rice).

Step 2: Hide gems/coins in the sand.

Step 3: Provide tongs for your child to use to retrieve the treasure & place in a separate bowl/treasure box. For an increased challenge, have the child close their eyes and search for the treasure with their hands.