Sensory activities are a fun way to encourage your child to explore new things using their senses. The interesting thing about sensory play is that every child has a unique experience. Unlike some crafts where there is an end objective that every participant is trying to achieve, sensory play is all about the journey. What does this feel like? Does it look like anything else? Does the smell remind you of anything?

Winter isn’t quite over yet, so let’s make the most of the remaining weeks by incorporating these fun sensory play activities for toddlers. If you’re looking for something different for your child to do after dinner or on a Saturday morning, this list is for you.

Winter Sensory Activities for Toddlers

Click on the links below to find some of our favorite sensory activities for winter!

Frozen Sensory Tub

Penguin Sensory Play

Winter Sensory Bin

Hot Chocolate Playdough 

Snow Sensory Bottle

Snow Cloud Dough 

Hot Chocolate Sensory Bin

Squishy Snowman Sensory Bag

Which sensory activity will you choose first? Will you be squishing snowmen or playing with penguins? Or maybe you’ll combine the two and do both! It might not be snowing outside, but your kiddo can have a blast with their indoor winter wonderland. Whichever activity you choose, be sure to take a few steps and watch your little one explore. There’s nothing quite like seeing the world through the eyes of a child.