A simple harvest theme sensory bin is perfect for fall sensory play! You can even add a fall themed book. We love to put together sensory bins around a book theme and we have a few favorite book and sensory bin ideas! A harvest theme is a fun way to incorporate learning about the fall season with a bit of sensory play too.
SIMPLE HARVEST SENSORY BIN FOR FALL
SENSORY PLAY FOR KIDS
There are so many amazing and unique sensory play ideas out there for every season and holiday! We love theme sensory bins, and make sure to celebrate each new season with a fun seasonal sensory bin too!
Sensory bins are awesome early childhood activities. Make sure to get your hands in there and enjoy it right along with your kids!
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FALL SENSORY BIN IDEAS
I kept our fall sensory bin pretty simple since it was supposed to be a simple harvest sensory bin, right! The filler is mixed grains and alphabet pastas. I did not have enough of one type to fill my red bin enough to dump and fill, so I mixed a few together. It gives a very earthy feel to the harvest theme. I like to use what I have on hand to keep it all affordable.
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- small pumpkin
- acrylic pumpkins and leaves I had
- a pumpkin silicone ice cube tray
- fake silky leaves (Optional – Instead go for a nature walk and collect some colorful fall leaves.)
- different types of tongs and scoops
- different size containers
- filler is mixed grains and alphabet pastas
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My son saw the sensory bin and said it needed some people. His go to people right now are the Playmobile 1 2 3 series. Somehow construction trucks also found their way into the harvest sensory bin. Guess they were there to help with the pumpkin harvest!
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The construction vehicles made quick work out of the piles and hauled pumpkin after pumpkin, to the pumpkin patch. Once at the pumpkin patch, he surrounded the little person with pumpkins for pumpkin picking.
Together, we filled the buckets and practiced scooping with the small scoops and used the tongs to pick up pumpkin and leaves. Once the containers were filled, they were promptly dumped.
The pumpkins and leaves were buried to keep warm at night. When the sun came out we woke up the pumpkins. I added counting in whenever possible!
MAKE A FALL SENSORY BIN WITH A HARVEST THEME!
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