Water sensory play is always a favorite activity for my boys and we have certainly been enjoying our fair share of them in the past few weeks. In particular, we have been enjoying some fall inspired sensory soups, such as our apple sensory soup and fall leaves soup. Our most recent sensory soup combines natural elements (pinecones!) with the wonderful scent of cinnamon. Mmmm...
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For this scented, pinecone water sensory bin, we used:
- Pinecones - The same ones we used for this Reggio math tray.
- Kitchen utensils - I added some plastic cups and bowls, a whisk, a ladle, and a large plastic spoon. Other items to consider adding: measuring cups, measuring spoons, or a funnel.
I know the water appears dirty, but I prefer to call it rustic. And when I showed my husband the pictures, he described it as "definitely fall colored." Ha!
But look at the close up! Aren't the pinecones lovely?!
As with our other sensory soups, the boys loved scooping and pouring using the big spoon and ladle.
They also loved to mix up their concoction with the whisk.
And, of course, dumping the entire soup out so that they could make a new batch is extremely fun too!
If that doesn't entice you, maybe this bowl of freshly prepared pinecone soup will do the trick. I decided to swap my camera lens to my new prime 50mm lens so that I could practice with it. I managed to capture this gorgeous photo. And I'm just a wee bit obsessed with how it turned out so please tell me it's awesome. Thanks.
Be sure to try these other sensory soup ideas: