I created a farm themed sensory for my 2 year old and she absolutely loved it. It provided her with a wide variety of sensory play and she is also really into imaginary play right now, especially with animals. It kept her busy all afternoon and she played with it for a few days following as well.

I wanted to put together a “how to” post so that others can re-create their own version of the farm themed play. It was actually super easy to create but I won’t lie and say clean up was a breeze because well…. it was not. Luckily we played with this outdoors because it was a beautiful day, so most of the mess stayed outside.


So, lets get into what I used to create this sensory play table! First of all, I set it up in the Ikea FLISAT table and used the Ikea TROFAST bins. I adore this table and it holds up well with water play and all the other messy sensory bases that it endures!

to create the “dirt” I created home made sand, also known as cloud dough, and I added some cocoa into the ingredients. If you want to recreate to same dirt for your play, you can use THIS POST to follow the exact recipe I use, but just add some cocoa into the mixture. Cloud dough is amazing and I highly recommend trying it if you have not already. It is simply flour and oil mixed together to create a sand like texture, only softer. It is one of my favorite sensory bases to use and my little loves it too!

In the other side I used dry chick peas and green split peas found at our local grocery store. I also added in some rocks and blue gems to create “water”. The chickens and carrots were a dollar store find that I snatched up around Easter.

I used our Little People Farm House and the animals that came with it, but you could DIY a farm house using a card board box, or use any that you already have. There are also so many cute farm house sets out there – You can check out some of my favorites below:

So there you have it! Everything you need to re-create our farm inspired sensory table! I hope you and your little(s) have lots of fun with it!


How to Create a Farm Themed Sensory Table