Posted in Fall Activities, Farm Animals, Fine Motor Activity, Sensory Bin, Sensory Play

Old Mac Donald Had a Farm – Fall Farm Sensory Bin

This Fall Farm Sensory Bin was a quick sunday evening play set up for my kids, when it was too cold to go outside. It was very easy to put up with things we already had at home. We love our sensory bins and this was no exception. A fun way to learn about farm animals. If your kids love farm animals or if your looking for a farm theme/ fall theme sensory activity try this out 😀

What we used

  • Storage bin
  • Farm Animals (dog, cat, duck, cow, lamb, goat, horse, chicken, turkey)
  • Farmer
  • Empty Toilet Paper roll
  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Craft Feathers
  • Decorative Indian Corn
  • Plastic trees & plants
  • Pompoms
  • Tractor
  • Craftsticks
  • Corn Kernels

How to set up


    • I used the corn kernels as a base for the fall farm. Reused them from our Fall Sensory Bin.
    • The Farmer was the man from our lego duplo restaurant set. His pets – dogs (farm dog & figaro) & a cat.
    • Placed ducks on a carboard box (symbolizes pond) – you could stick a blue construction paper on it or paint it blue.
    • Used green plastic easter eggs as grass for cattle and a couple of large green lacing beads in the corner as grass bails.
    • For poultry – added some plastic easter eggs and craft feathers around them and placed a decorative indian corn as food(also reused from our fall sensory bin).
    • The blue farm tractor was from our construction vehicles set from dollar store.
    • Built a horse pen for our horses using Velcro Craftsticks
    • Used the top part of the decorative corn as hay for the horses and placed a couple of empty toilet paper rolls to symbolize hay rolls.
    • Placed some green pompoms for greenery and some plastic trees and plants around.
    • Viola! Our fall farm was all set and ready to be played with 😀

    Miss A (3 yrs) & Miss D(23 months) found the theme interesting. They love their animals. Once i explained to them what was there in the bin and what each items symbolize, it got them interested. Miss A sang the Old Mac Donald Had a Farm nursery rhyme. Miss D tried out animal sounds (cow says moo, sheep says baba). 😀 We spoke about the farm animals, what sounds they make, what they eat and what they do on the farm. Then they played with it just like any other sensory bin. Filling easter eggs with corn, spilling it out, rattling to hear what noise it made, handling kitchen tools (spoons, measuring cups, tongs), pretend play. This activity kept my LOs occupied for a while until it was time for dinner. We used a sheet to catch spills and it made cleaning up easy. 👍

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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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