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Fall Sensory Bin

Last week it was all rain and no sunshine for us. We had to keep all our activities indoors. I personally like sensory bins for kids because they offer practical life skills, play skills, language development all while experiencing the five senses – touch, sight, sound, taste, smell. I love fall and its colors. I put up a simple fall theme sensory bin and my LOs simply loved it. 

What you need

What we used for fillers

  • Corn Kernels
  • Silk Fall leaves
  • Acrylic Fall leaves
  • Acrylic Acorns 
  • Decorative Pumpkins
  • Decorative Squash
  • Pine Cones
  • Decorative Indian Corn
  • Mini Craftsticks (the fig sticks were a little rough & sharp so i used mini craftsticks)

What tools we used to play

  • Measuring cups
  • Spoons
  • Tongs
  • Muffin pan
  • Bowls
  • Small plastic cups
  • Baking cups

How to

  • Add all the fillers into a bin. We used a clear storage bin this time. It really brings out the bright fall colors.
  • Add some kitchen tools to it and Invite your kids to play.

    Miss A(3 yrs) & Miss D(23 months) enjoyed playing with this sensory bin. Miss A was busy baking cupcakes for us and also we did some pretend cooking and food tasting. Gotta say it was yummy 😀. Miss D loved to touch and feel the corn kernels and everything in the bin. She filled the muffin pan with some kernels and started shaking it to hear the sound it made. Also she liked the acrylic leaves and acorns. She picked them using tongs and tried to sort them. We spoke about different colors in the bin and also about each item – what they are, how they felt, shape, size… We used a sheet for easy clean up. After playing with it, just store the corn kernels in a ziploc or a storage container and you can repurpose it for future play activities. 👍

    This is an open ended activity. Kids can use their imagination and play with the bin. My kids played with it all day. We even brought it out on a sunday evening and played with it for few hours. All the fillers we used were from dollar store except the decorative indian corn & corn kernels which we got from our local store. Let us know what you would add to your fall sensory bin. 😊

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    Author:

    Hi!! Im Lavanya, stay at home mom of 3 & 2 yr old girls.. My LOs are very active and they need various activities to keep them busy and interested. A monotonous play bores them easily.. Hence, I've started to explore & create activities to keep them occupied - fun & some learning.. This blog is my maiden attempt where you can find simple crafts and learning activities for kids. If you like my page share it with your friends. Also tell me what you think in the comments. 😀 Thanks for stopping by!!

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