This Pizza Sensory Bin is so much fun for toddlers and preschoolers! It is an easy DIY sensory bin with printable pizza order cards that will encourage counting and learning.
My two kids love doing sensory bins. We recently did this lemonade sensory bin and my son asked if I could make another bin with order cards. He really liked putting the lemonade orders together. I decided pizza would be a fun theme for a bin.
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Need more pizza themed ideas? This pizza shapes match printable is so much fun and so is this make your own pizza busy binder printable from my Etsy shop!
📋 A Note about this activity
Adult supervision is always required for sensory bins. This pizza sensory bin is not taste safe and should not be given to children who mouth things.
❤️ Why you’ll love this sensory bin
This is an easy to set up sensory bin. You can repurpose the crinkled paper for other sensory bins or reuse it for gifts. This printable pizza order cards also encourage counting. Kids will have a blast with this bin.
✂️ Supplies needed
You can find most of the supplies on Amazon or even at your local dollar store. You will need:
- Crinkle paper (the cheese): I used brown so that I could also use it for this turkey sensory bin.
- Craft scissors (for adults only)
- Small toy plates
- Felt (the pizza crust and sauce)
- Pompoms (the pizza toppings)
- Tongs or scoops
🤔 What kind of container to use for sensory bins
I use an extra large food storage container for all of my sensory bins. You can also use a sensory table or tuff tray for them as well.
🍕 How to set up the sensory bin
Printable instructions are below.
Cut your white or cream colored felt into a circle for the crust. Next, cut your red felt into a slightly smaller circle for the sauce.
Print, laminate, and cut out the pizza order cards (see below). Fill your sensory bin with crinkle paper and pompoms. Have your child use tongs or a large spoon to grab the cheese (the crinkle paper) and toppings (the pompoms).
🖨️ How to download and print the pizza order cards
I created a variety of orders including some with small and large numbers. I thought my children would want to do scoops of cheese but they preferred counting out each individual piece of crinkled paper. You can use the bin with or without the pizza order cards.
To download and print these pizza order cards simply click the black download button below (it will open in a new tab).
This printable is free for personal use or single classroom use only, no commercial reproduction of any kind is allowed.
The pages should be printed on landscape setting, in color, and on regular (8 ½ by 11 inch) paper. I recommend laminating them.
📋 Sensory Bin FAQ
Sensory bins don’t have to be fancy. Crinkled paper, dried beans (excluding kidney), water, or dried pasta all make great sensory bin fillers.
Sensory bins are great for toddlers and preschoolers.
💡Other fun sensory bin ideas
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Pizza Sensory Bin
- sensory bin or table
- cream or white felt
- red felt
- craft scissors for adults only
- crinkle paper
- printable pizza order cards
- Cut your white or cream colored felt into a circle for the crust. Next, cut your red felt into a slightly smaller circle for the sauce.
- Print, laminate, and cut out the pizza order cards (see below). Fill your sensory bin with crinkle paper and pompoms.
- Have your child use tongs or a large spoon to grab the cheese (the crinkle paper) and toppings (the pompoms).