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15 Winter and Christmas Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

These Winter and Christmas sensory play ideas are the perfect way to keep your kids busy and having fun this holiday season while you try to get everything done on your Christmas to-do list! With everything from sensory bottles, slime recipes, play dough and so much more, your kids will love each one of these fun sensory play ideas!

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1. Peppermint Sensory Salt Writing Tray

A peppermint sensory salt writing tray for preschoolers, an interactive Christmas activity to do this holiday!

peppermint salt writing tray.

2. Hot Chocolate Sensory Bin

Keep toasty warm this Christmas season with hot cocoa oobleck! This fun sensory activity is full of joy.

hot chocolate sensory bin.

3. Grinch Slime 

Kids love the story of The Grinch, so why not make our Grinch Slime for a fun crafty afternoon this holiday season! Just 4 ingredients in this simple borax-free slime recipe. 

grinch slime.

4. Cinnamon & Ginger Cloud Dough

This cinnamon and ginger cloud dough smells so Christmassy and is easy to make and fun to play with.

cinnamon and ginger cloud dough.

5. Santa Sensory Bottles

Learn how to make cute and easy Santa sensory bottles for Christmas — a festive craft and calming toy for kids!

santa sensory bottles.

6. Edible Candy Cane Slime

Just in time for Christmas — edible candy cane slime that smells and tastes like the real thing!

edible candy cane slime shaped in a candy cane.

7. Rainbow Rice Christmas Sensory Bin

This rainbow rice Christmas Sensory Bin is easy to put together and lets the kids explore some of the iconic symbols of this time of year.

green rice christmas sensory bin.

8. Christmas Play Dough

If you’re ready for a break from slime, then you’ve got to try our super-soft scented Christmas Play Dough! We’ve included four easy no-cook recipes for holiday fun at home, or as a homemade gift idea!

gingerbread man shaped playdough.

9. Snowman Slime 

Sparkly iridescent glitter gives the look of snow in this snowman slime project! You'll only need a handful of supplies for this cute craft.

snowman slime in a jar.

Fake Snow Sensory Bin

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a beautiful snowy Christmas. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t join in on the fun. This Fake Snow Sensory Bin is perfect for Christmas and Winter, and since it uses only 2 ingredients, it’s really easy too.

fake snow sensory bin.

Gingerbread Man Cloud Dough

This fun cloud dough Christmas sensory activity is a lot of fun for your little one and the perfect way to add the holidays to your sensory play!

gingerbread man cloud dough.

Calming Christmas Glitter Jar

Sensory glitter jars are an easy and fun DIY activity for kids of all ages. This Calming Christmas Glitter Jar is no exception and inexpensive as well! In fact, all you need is masons jars, glitter, and a handful of basic craft supplies.

snowman glitter jar.

Christmas Slime

Squish and pull this festive Christmas slime for endless joy! Using just a few supplies you can make this slime in under 30 minutes.

red and green glitter slime.

Christmas Decorations Sensory Bin

Create a Christmas Decorations Sensory Bin which lets kids explore all of the Christmas decorations in a way that doesn’t ruin the tree.

christmas decorations sensory bin.

Snow Dough 

Snow dough is such a fun and hands on activity for kids. It is super easy to make and you only need two ingredients! It is amazingly soft and a great way to keep kids busy. 

snowman playdough.


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