Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Fall Leaves Sensory Bin with Water

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This fall sensory bin for kids is gorgeous, but super simple to put together. It's a great fine motor activity too!

There are so many things that I love about the upcoming season change, but perhaps my most favorite thing about fall is the colors. Hues of red, orange, yellow, and brown mix with what is left of the green leaves. There's just something so magical about it, don't you think? 

So to capture the spirit of fall in a sensory bin, I put together this fall sensory bin for kids

It's quick and simple to put together, encourages fine motor practice, and is a great reflection of the swirling, colorful leaves of fall. It's just one of 25 awesome fall sensory bins for kids.

Autumn and fall activities for toddlers: a super easy water sensory bin for fall that works on fine motor skills

Fall Sensory Bin Idea for Kids

To put this fall themed sensory activity for kids together, I used:

  • Water
  • Liquid watercolors - I used a mixture of orange and yellow to achieve the golden color. You could also use food coloring to tint the water.
  • Acrylic leaves - Mine are from Michaels and Target.
  • Kitchen utensils - I added a whisk, a ladle, a large spoon, and a large plastic bowl, but other things to add are measuring cups, measuring spoons, etc.
fall activities for toddlers

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fall sensory activities for toddlers

Then it's time to play! K was having one of his rare nap days, so J enjoyed this sensory bin all by himself. He had a blast scooping up the water and the leaves into the bowl.

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sensory play with leaves

Once all the leaves were successfully transferred to the plastic bowl, J happily mixed his soup together using the whisk. He loved to whisk slowly and gradually increase his speed. Then he would happily tip the bowl, dumping all the leaves out and start the process all over again.

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J had so much fun with this fall sensory soup that we may have done many more sensory soups afterwards, but I'm going to have to share those another day.

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Easy fall sensory bin for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten kids