As I'm sure I have mentioned, I LOVE fall, everything about it makes me smile. But one of my favourite things are all the beautiful colours as the leaves change, they are just breath taking, which is why I had so much fun creating this fall themed sensory bin for the little ones to explore.
Not every one was pleased with my efforts however. As I was at the park gathering the acorns a displeased, and rather cheeky squirrel repeatedly dropped chunks of chewed up acorn onto and around my head while angrily chittering at me. It was worth it though, because the end result was this beautiful sensory bin with corn kernels, navy beans, split peas, oats and acorns as a colourful base. It also boasted some gourds, Indian corn and fall decorations, as well as an assortment of construction vehicles for the kids to maneuver.
They were thrilled when this was brought out, because, although it is visually appealing you honestly just can't go wrong with little trucks and machines.
Some were very interested in the acorns, while others ran their fingers over the lumpy gourds and through the peas.
They quickly discovered that they could plow through the material with the little bulldozers, while others preferred to dig with their hands. One little one found that if he dropped the acorn in it made a pleasant plopping sound.
They all really enjoyed this sensory experience, and play is such a powerful teacher, I can't wait to put together some more sensory play for our toddlers, especially if it involves fall!
editorial by: Rachel Jones