Sensory Play Essentials

written by: Jessie Kozak

It's no secret that we love sensory play around here! If you're ready to create magical moments through sensory play but don't know where to starts, we've got you covered! In this blog, I'm going to share my favorite sensory play essentials you can find on Amazon and have delivered right to your doorstep. Get ready for endless fun and inspiration!

Tray for Sensory Play

The first sensory play essential is a tray for all of your play! We love this tray because it is great for wet and dry sensory activities and super easy to wipe clean. The 4 compartments are removeable to you can present the tray in multiple ways! To shop this tray, click the button below!

Play Inspiration:

  • DIY Sensory Bin - Encourage your child's creativity by having the create their very own sensory bin using the tray compartments. Fill each compartment with various craft supplies and accessories and let them go to work.
  • Water play - Transform your tray into a water wonderland by adding a drop of food coloring to the water. Add kitchen tools to practice scooping and pouring.
  • Rainbow Rice - Explore the fun texture of rainbow rice. Add scoops and bowls and let the sensory fun begin!
  • Craft Station - Fill all 4 compartments with craft supplies, paper, and glue sticks to great beautiful masterpieces.


Arts and Craft Jar

Our second sensory play essential is an arts and crafts jar packed with everything you'll need for a magical invitation to play and create. You can use these items in water play or to create your very own unique pieces of art. Shop the arts and crafts jar right here.

Play Inspiration

  • Pom Pom Soup - Add pom poms and Glo Pals to a sensory bin with water to create "pom pom soup". Extend the play by turning it into a color sort. Top Tip: When finished put the pom poms into a mesh bag and into the dryer on delicate (cool right?) OR squeeze them out and let them air dry for your next play setup.
  • DIY Postcards - Set up a card station full of fun accessories to explore and create with. Once your little one is finished crafting, send it to a Pal or family member to spread some much needed joy!
  • Sensory Bottle Station - Create a sensory bottle station with buttons, sequins, pipe cleaners and more! Getting to customize is the best part and a great visual and tactile sensory experience.


Glo Pals

Our final sensory play essential are Glo Pals, of course! Make playtime brighter by adding Glo Pals to water play, sensory bottles, bathtime + more. Shop your favorite Pals below!

These sensory play essentials are sure to keep your child engaged and excited about learning through play! We can't wait to see all of the magical moments you create. Follow along on Instagram and tag @glopals so we can see all the FUN!


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