5 Speckled Frogs Sensory Bin for Babies

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This 5 speckled frog sensory bin is perfect for babies and toddlers who still put things in his/her mouth!

This bin was such a success in sensory class las week that I have to share it with you!


  • Color green
  • vocabulary “frog” “sticky” “more”
  • Counting 1-5
  • Fine motor skills
  • sensory exploration

Supplies needed

This 5 speckled from is made from edible-safe beads, and a mix of flavored and unflavored gelatin plus frog bath toys.

  • 1 cup of pearl couscous
  • 1 box of blue Jell-O
  • 2 packages of unflavored gelatin
  • optional – a small box of yellow gelatin
  • frog bath toys
  • sensory bin (we used a squared 9×9 Tupperware)
  • Ice cube tray – optional
  • Food coloring

How to prepare

The base of this sensory bin consists of a mix of jello and unflavored Gelatin to avoid the baby/toddler to consume a lot of sugar. By mixing the two, the baby will still have some flavor and will want to play longer but the amount of sugar will be less making the sensory bin less sticky as well.

Start by making the jello according to package, on a separate bowl add two packages of unflavored gelatin with 1 cup of cold water – whisk well. Then add ½ cup of hot water and mix.

Mix blue flavored jello mixture with unflavored gelatin mixture and pour into your sensory bin.

The bin only has 3 large frogs because my idea was to complete the bin with 2 different type of frogs I have.

For these smaller frogs, I decided to use lemon flavored jello and place the frogs inside, making gelli cubes. In order to make the cubes not fall apart when you take them out of the ice cube mold, you need to make sure you add less water than what the packages ask for. I usually do half of what the packages asks for.

If you do not want to use jello because of the sugar, you can make our recipe for gelatin cubes using only unflavored gelatin and food coloring.

Place both containers in the fridge overnight.

How to make the Edible water beads

To add more color and texture I added some colored edible water beads to the bin. These are colored couscous and here is the recipe to make it. Just note that if you do not use all the beads in your bin you can freeze them to be used later!

Thats it! Don’t forget to sing the 5 speckled frog song as you play, count from 1-5 and reinforce the color green.

Have fun! Even my son who no longer put things in his mouth had a great time with the babies!