One of the most popular sensory tables is the Flisat Sensory Table by Ikea. At Jurassic Sands we have received questions about how much sensory materials or sand you should purchase for your Flisat Sensory Table or Ikea's Trofast bins. The Trofast bins fit into the Flisat sensory table.
You will need about 1 gallon of sensory material for the Trofast bins. Whether you are using sand, rice, cotton balls, noodles, or any other material in your sensory bin, you will need 1 gallon of the material. A gallon of sand typically weighs around 14 pounds, but Jurassic Sands offers a variety of sands with different colors, textures, and weights. It is important to have a sense of the volume you will need for your sensory table, because sand is typically sold by weight. At Jurassic Sands we sell by volume and weight to make it simple to order for a sensory table.
Be sure to check out our sensory table sands!
Trofast Bins By Ikea
The Trofast bins, the sensory bins that fit within the Flisat sensory table, are simple yet versatile. Ikea has designed a sensory table that allows educators or parents to quickly swap out their sensory materials. Because the bins are light and you only need around 14 pounds of sand it makes it easy to switch activities or sensory table themes! This is one of the major reasons we love this sensory table at Jurassic Sands.
Trofast Storage Units
Ikea also sells Trofast storage units called Trofast Storage Combinations. These storage units make it a breeze to store and swap sensory materials. We know many parents that leave Trofast bins filled with markers or legos for the majority of the time, but when they want to work with their child they can easily swap these bins out with sensory bins filled with sand.
This makes it simple to change materials to work on specific childhood development goals. Being able to swap materials so easily allows parents to create themes and explore activities to encourage fine motor development, storytelling skills, and social skills!
How To Choose The Best Sensory Sands
Be sure to check out our series on how to choose the best sensory sands for your sensory table.
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