11 Creative Sensory Boxes You Don’t Have to Make Yourself


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If you’ve been wanting to add a sensory kit to your child’s play options but the DIY has got you down, outsource it! Clever crafters over at Etsy have put together the cutest options with themes like dinosaurs, the beach and fairies. A favorite among Montessori educators, kits like these develop fine motor skills and help with early math lessons like sorting and counting. You’ll never be able to pick just one!


Rainbow Pasta Sensory Kit

Not only can they scoop and string these colorful pasta shapes but you can use it as a sorting activity and all sorts of other counting games. 

Get yours here, $39.99. 


Construction Kit

Get your diggers and hard hats out, this set is for all you construction fans out there! It comes with colorful chickpeas and lentils, along with scoopers and diggers to get the job done! 

Get yours here, $24.68.


Coral Reef Kit

Set up your ocean and your sand, along with shells and sea creatures in this fun set. 

Get yours here, $20.32.


Superhero Sensory Bin

Bright red and blue colors bring together the elements of this fun superhero-themed kit. You can even have the kit scented with your choice of essential oils for the full sensory experience. 

Get yours here, $30+. 


Fairy Playdough Box

Enter the festive world of fairies in this fun kit. It comes with colorful, scented playdough and all the cute bits and bobs that fairies will love. 

Get yours here, $30.99. 


Unicorn Magic Sensory Kit

This bin is filled with colorful rice, unicorns and lots of fun accessories to go along with it. Hours of fun, guaranteed. 

Get yours here, $48. 


Dinosaur Play Kit

Kinetic sand, homemade playdough, personalized letter tiles and loads of dinos made up this fun kit. Gems, glitter balls and river rocks allow your little paleontologist the gear they need to build their dinosaur world. 

Get yours here, $28. 


Space Play Dough Kit

We love the bright colors and all the accessories that come with this space-themed kit. Astronauts can blast off to the blue moon to rescue aliens with their spaceship. 

Get yours here, $34.99. 


Happy Camper Kit

Head out into the woods but don’t run into a bear! Your little camper will have hours of fun playing with this colorful set. 

Get yours here, $29.99. 


Busy Bee Kit

Glitter playdough is just the beginning of the fun that you can find in this yellow play kit. Honeycombs, fuzzy bees and a honey dipper offer lots of opportunities for pretend play. 

Get yours here, $28.50. 


Scoop your rainbow gems and bears into colorful cup in this kit that is full of fine motor skill development opportunities. 

Get yours here, $35. 

—Kate Loweth


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