Fall. One of my favorite times of year. I love the smell of burning leaves, the sunsets on the cornfields, the excitement of Halloween, and of course the celebration of my son’s birthday. Living in the midwest has given me a new appreciation for fall as well – an admiration for the farmers, the crops, and the animals that seem to be so often overlooked during the other three seasons. Our fall season sensory bin didn’t forget its midwest roots and my little G had the best time playing with it!
We started by throwing dried beans in the bottom – dried corn would work well, too. Just be sure to watch that your little one does not try to eat or swallow these small parts. As an alternative, you can always use leaves, corncobs, or yellow Legos (to represent rows of corn).
Then I tossed in some of my decorative rope eggs to act as hay bales, a few farm animals we had lying around, and a tractor for good measure. We also included our easy DIY thermometer set to a cool 50° and a seasonally appropriate deer.
Finally, we threw in a few pumpkins and let the giggles begin. He LOVED it! These beans were a new idea for our sensory bins and he thought they were the bee’s-knees. Definitely a good additive.
What other objects can you think to add to your sensory bin for the fall season? Some Halloween themed items, a back-to-school eraser, or a barbie doll jacket? Let us know what your toddler had in their bin in the comments below and don’t forget to pin what you love!