Creating simple sensory play experiences for our young explorers is an awesome way to have them engage their senses, explore new things, and learn all sorts of great life skills. We created this water beads apples sensory bin to explore the cool textures of this neat sensory bin filler and also to enjoy apple themed sensory play for fall!
WATER BEADS APPLES SENSORY BIN FOR KIDS
Fall is an amazing time to explore and create with apples! There are so many types of play and learning that go along with apples. You can teach numbers, letters, science and more. Apples make for great sensory play in bins or with paint!Here’s our latest creation, a water beads and apples sensory bin !
Water Beads are super fun and they are red and round like apples too!
For this apples sensory bin set up, I used red water beads and a bag of acrylic apples and leaves from the craft store. I added a silicone apple tray from the dollar store as well as some of our own measuring cups and pie plate! Such an easy set up as long as you start plumping the water beads a few hours before!
The first thing he went for was the scoop to fill the pie plate. No container or pie plate should be empty, right? It was pretty funny, when the water beads started to bounce everywhere.
I think he liked the way they felt on his hands and then he started to find the apples. He kept saying, I have wet apples! Water beads are an excellent tactile sensory experience that is really beneficial for young kids.
He set about finding all the red and green apples and filling various containers with the apples and leaves. Of course, we had to make apple soup! Lots of pretend taste testing until it had just the right amount of apples and leaves to be considered tasty.
There are tons of opportunities to add in simple math concepts like one to counting and sorting. Add an ice cube tray and a set of kid friendly tweezers and let them place an item in each of the cube areas of the tray! Great for fine motor work too.
This apples sensory bin with water beads was so much fun for us to share together!
Also make sure to try this fun apple themed sensory play activities. Just click on the pictures below for all the information and set up instructions. Enjoy your fall season with apple themed sensory play!