Mama of Joy Sensory Bins are a Playroom Must-Have & 30% Off w/ Exclusive Code

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I can’t rave enough about sensory bins from Mama of Joy’s + save w/ our code!

kids playing with sensory bin

Oh, what joy these sensory bins have brought us over the years 🌈.

With so many core benefits to child development and learning, it’s no surprise that the emphasis on sensory play has skyrocketed in recent years. One of my favorite ways to bring sensory play into the home has always been Mama of Joy!

Better yet, you can use our exclusive promo code HIP2SAVE to score 30% off ANY Mama of Joy products SITEWIDE (that rarely happens)!

Valid now through 7/22/22.

❤️Adoring note❤️: I first discovered MOJ almost 3 years ago (well before my Hip2Save days) when she was first starting out on Instagram. I feel so grateful that it has come full circle that we are able to work with this amazing mama and bring exclusive savings to you, on something that I truly find valuable and hold near & dear to my heart.

Here’s some living proof of my little guy with his first sensory bin 3 years ago (left) and today (right) 😉

playing with sensory bin

On social media, Mama of Joy’s adorable holiday-themed, animal-centered, and food fanatic sensory bins will immediately catch your eye, but I’m here to tell you why for almost 3 years they’ve also been a cornerstone of learning & play in our home!

mama of joy instagram feed

What IS a sensory bin?

Hands-on sensory bins contain a variety of manipulatives, tools, and tactile toys that are used to engage a child’s five senses, as well as body awareness and even balance (proprioception & vestibular skills). They encourage independent play and discovery, encouraging parents & children to ask questions. Many of Mama of Joy’s sensory bins even touch on major educational skills such as literacy, math, and more.

There’s a level of quality that comes with these bins that you just can’t buy in the store — and they’re seriously FUN!

SO cute, SO enriching, you have to see (& save on) these bins for yourself… 

Pay mini prices on these mini sensory bins:

ice cream sensory bin

Ice Cream Sandaes Mini Sensory Bin as low as $19
Use code HIP2SAVE (30% off)
Final cost $13.30!

Taco Mini Sensory Bin as low as $19
Use code HIP2SAVE (30% off)
Final cost $13.30!

sea themed mama of joy sensory bin

Under the Sea Mini Sensory Bin as low as $19
Use code HIP2SAVE (30% off)
Final cost $13.30!

Construction Site Mini Sensory Bin as low as $19
Use code HIP2SAVE (30% off)
Final cost $13.30!

*Note that shipping is a flat rate of $5.99

HIP TIP: All Mama of Joy Sensory bins are available in the container, or bagged for a little less (thanks, MOJ)! I was around before she first introduced the idea of container-less sensory bins and I think this is SUCH a helpful way to help parents save a bit, but still get the same amazing Mama of Joy fun!

Full-size sensory bins are perfect for sharing:

weather themed sensory toy

Weather Sensory Bin as low as $40
Use code HIP2SAVE (30% off)
Final cost $28!

pirate themed sensory bin

Treasure Hunt Sensory Bin as low as $40
Use code HIP2SAVE (30% off)
Final cost $28!

This Magnetic Scavenger Hunt Full Size Sensory Bin is a great starter bin to reinforce school basics!

organized sensory bin

Magnetic Scavenger Hunt bin as low as $40
Use code HIP2SAVE (30% off)
Final cost $28!

*Or snag the same one we have with the container for just $31.50!

This scavenger hunt bin includes one bag of colored rice, 1 magnetic wand, set of magnetic letters (uppercase), pipe cleaners, magnetic chips, plastic counting links, 1 bowl, 1 scissor scoop, 10×14″ container with lid, alphabet magnet match worksheet, and a play & learn card with activity ideas.

boy playing with mama of joy sensory bin

🙌🏼 Hands down the BEST part about these sensory bins is the number of ways you can play with them.

You’re getting SO. MUCH. VALUE. for your money, because there might only be one way to play Candy Land, but there are truly endless ways to use an interactive sensory bin.

close up of magnetic scavenger hunt bin

Here are just a few ways to use the Mama of Joy Magnetic Scavenger Hunt sensory bin:

  • Literacy
    • Look for the letters in their name
    • Find letters that have a straight line, letters that have a curve, etc.
    • Find letters of one color
    • Bend pipe cleaners into letters
  • Math
    • Count rice scoops
    • Bend pipe cleaners into numbers
    • Add/subtract links
    • Count the number of pom-poms, pipe cleaners, stars, etc.
  • Fine Motor
    • Connect the colored links
    • Use the scooper to collect ONLY pom-poms, pipe cleaners, stars, etc.
    • Use their finger to write letters in the rice
    • Use pincer grasp to collect only the stars, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, etc.
  • Imaginative Play
    • Imagine it’s an ice cream stand: the rice is the ice cream, pom-poms are cherries, etc.
    • Go on a treasure hunt & cover all the pieces with rice
    • Build a ‘castle’ or ‘mountain’


blindfold sensory bin search

AND no matter which sensory bin you scoop up, this Blindfold Scavenger Hunt idea can be used with all of them!

All you need is a blindfold and whatever sensory bin you have! Have kiddos describe random objects they pick up, or prompt them by saying: “Find something round. Find something smooth. Find something soft”. It doesn’t get any more sensory than cutting off one of their senses and challenging them to use their other skills in a fun way!

*This activity was something my kiddos and I quickly came up with all on our own, which just goes to show you how open-ended these sensory bins truly are. 

heart in rainbow rice

It’s the authenticity for me. 

As I mentioned before, the first thing you’re going to notice with these Mama of Joy sensory bins is how STINKIN. CUTE. they are! That generic brand you spotted at the store likely doesn’t have a beekeeper-themed sensory bin 🐝 or how about this panda one?? 🐼

The first way to spark your child’s interest in a sensory bin is by appealing to what they love, and Mama of Joy has the biggest selection. They’re always creating new designs too, including rare holiday ones!

kids with mama of joy sensory bin

A few more things to love about Mama of Joy sensory bins:

  • They’re the MOST engaging activity. I like to set out one or two sensory bins while I work and let my kids’ imaginations do the rest! Plus, they keep them engaged for a decent amount of time with little prompting.
  • The full-size sensory bins are especially perfect for sharing. These bins are big enough for multiple little hands to play at once, which makes it even more fun!
  • The clean-up/ storage is a breeze. Whether you choose the bagged sensory bins or one with a container, you’ll find that MOJ sensory bins are so thoughtful when it comes to storage/ organization. You get the proper storage containers, bowls, baggies, etc. to keep the manipulatives separated, safe, clean, and ready to play with next time. *Unlike other ones I’ve seen where you just throw the water beads + sand together in one bin 😝 no thank you!
  • They can be stress-reducing. Especially for kiddos who are sensitive to overstimulation or have other sensory issues, a sensory bin can promote a sense of calm and balance. Even for kids without sensory issues, exploring so many different textures, colors, shapes, etc. is highly beneficial to their overall development.
  • They make the BEST gifts! As soon as I shared MOJ with my bestie years ago, it was the first thing we wanted to gift to each other’s kiddos (& did)! Kids will want to have fun with their very own Taco Tuesday kit and parents/ grandparents can feel good knowing they gifted a functional toy with purpose, that’s FUN too!

girl with mama of joy sensory bin

Looking to save a little more on Mama of Joy?

Even though I love these sensory bins, I completely understand there are a variety of budgets on this site. I’m so thrilled we were able to score a discount for our Hip readers to take down the price, but there’s a way you can save even more! You can’t go wrong with her sensory bin fillers as low as $6! Our HIP2SAVE 30% off promo code even works on the filler items. 🙌

We’ve tried this rainbow one and I am always ITCHING to scoop up the Mama of Joy mini-holiday bags because they’re just so darn cute!

If you’re still on the fence about sensory play, the rainbow alphabet pasta or rainbow chickpeas would be a great place to start- and trust me, you’ll be so happy you let someone else do the colored dyeing, it is TEDIOUS! 😉

mama of joy bins stacked

Want to become a Mama of Joy fan for life? Consider the monthly subscription option for as low as $38/month!

I first started as a monthly subscriber because I just HAD TO HAVE the Mama of Joy sensory bin for that month! 😍 Many of these bins are exclusive to members only and you will receive a new bin each month. These are the full-size bin, so even just one subscription could suffice for multiple kiddos.

girl with hands in rainbow rice

I’ve been there. I’ve tried to create my own sensory bins/sensory tasks, but not only does the cost of buying a variety of manipulatives add up, but it takes SO much time!

For me, Mama of Joy sensory bins are everything I want out of a sensory bin, and THEN SOME! ❤️ Made with the same thoughtfulness and passion that I would put into my kids toys/ activities.

🌈 Introduce kids to the world of sensory play with Mama of Joy! 🌈
Use code HIP2SAVE for 30% off sitewide! Valid now through 7/22/22.

About the writer:

Chelsey is a writer & photographer with both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Arizona State University. She holds 3+ years blogging experience not only for Hip2Save, but various other publications in the health, lifestyle, and education field.

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Comments 19

  1. Nikki

    Thank you for the very thorough article!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You bet! 🥰

  2. Sarah T

    I love their sensory kits and have never seen a sale from them. This is so awesome . Thank you

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      YAY! You’re so welcome, Sarah T! So happy you could snag some savings on these! 🙌💗

  3. Caitlin

    Can you buy items without a subscription ?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      You sure can, Caitlin! Many of the links in the post above are for specific sensory bins, but there is a monthly subscription box option too. Hope this is helpful! 💕

  4. Ana

    Is the shipping $10.99? Not sure if I’m missing something.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      So sorry for the confusion, Ana! It does look like “shipping costs vary by location.” ❤️

  5. Erica

    We have this subscription and the bins truly are so well put together. This is a great deal.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Happy to hear you’ve been super pleased with them too, Erica! Thanks for the feedback! 💕

  6. tinkerbella58

    I love the idea of these so much. Unfortunately, I absolutely know these items would be very quickly scooped out, and flung everywhere. 🙁

    • Nicole (Hip Sidekick)

      Awe that’s a bummer, tinkerbella58! Hopefully, you will come across something that would work out better for you!

  7. ChristieG

    Thank you! Just bought some mini’s to try for my sensory challenges grandkids.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re SO welcome! 🤗

  8. TaylorP

    These are the best sensory kits. We are subscribers and love this company. Excited to see them on your page.

  9. Rebecca

    I was just about to place a large order and I can’t get the code to work. Any ideas?

  10. Shra G.

    Same here. I know I was running against the time but it didn’t work. Bummer.

  11. Jen P.

    Can we still order these sensory kits?

    • Anne (Hip Sidekick)

      Jen. P, it looks like our promo code expired on July 22nd, but we’ll share new deals as we get them! Thanks for following!

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