Taste Safe Sensory Bin Idea for Toddlers: Pond Theme

Taste Safe Sensory Bin Idea for Toddlers: Pond Theme

As a parent or preschool teacher, you are probably always on the lookout for new and exciting sensory experiences for your little ones. One fun and easy idea that is sure to be a hit is a jello sensory bin with a pond theme! Not only is this activity great for engaging the senses, but it also provides opportunities for learning and imaginative play. In this blog post, we will share with you how to set up a jello sensory bin with a pond theme that is sure to delight your little ones.

Pond Theme Sensory Bin For Toddlers


If you like this sensory bin idea, you will love my full week of Pond Themed activities! You can find the full week of Pond Preschool Activities Here.


  1. Begin by preparing the Jello mix according to the package instructions. Depending on the size of your container, you may need to use multiple boxes of Jello mix. (I used plastic shoe boxes)

  2. Once the Jello mix is prepared, pour it into the plastic bin or container.

  3. Add in the rubber ducks, frogs, rocks, and anything else to create a pond-like environment.

  4. Place the bin or container in the refrigerator to set.

  5. I added a few more pond themed items on top of the set jello to make it look even more like a pond.
Provide child-friendly tweezers or tongs for the children to use to pull the toys out of the jello pond. Alternatively, they can use their fingers if preferred.
Pond Rescue Sensory Bin
Encourage the children to explore the different textures and objects in the sensory bin, discussing the colors, shapes, and sizes of the toys they find.
Toy Rescue Sensory Bin Preschool

Jello Sensory Bin For Preschool

Why You Should Do a Jell-O Pond Themed Sensory Bin:

    • Encourages sensory exploration: The Jello's unique texture provides a fun and stimulating sensory experience for little ones. They can explore the squishy, jiggly, and wiggly sensation of the Jello with their hands or with utensils such as spoons or scoops.

    • Enhances fine motor skills: Playing with the Jello and the other sensory items helps children develop their fine motor skills as they manipulate the objects in the bin. They can practice scooping, pouring, and grasping objects with their hands.

    • Promotes imaginative play: The pond theme provides opportunities for imaginative play as children can play "pond rescue" by using the toys to "save" each frog or ducky from the jello pond. 

Easy Sensory Bin For Toddler Pond Theme

This pond themed sensory is a fun and engaging activity that your little ones are sure to love. It's easy to set up, and you can find all the pond theme materials at your local Dollar Tree or find it all in my amazon storefront. Give it a try and watch your child's face light up with delight as they explore the wiggly, jiggly, and squishy sensation of the Jello pond.

Looking for more fun ideas for your Pond Theme? Don't worry, I have got you covered! Check out my Pond Week Activity Set!


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