Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cinnamon Scented Pinecone Sensory Bin Activity

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Looking for pinecone activities for toddlers or preschoolers? Then you'll definitely want to try this cinnamon scented pinecone sensory bin!

Water sensory play is always a favorite activity for my boys. 

And I love these types of water sensory soup bins because they are super easy to set up (hint: there's basically no set up). Some other sensory soups such as the apple sensory soup and the fall leaves soup have been huge hits. So I knew this one would be as well.

I particularly love that this scented pinecone sensory bin activity combines natural elements  (pinecones!) with the wonderful scent of cinnamon. Mmmm...seriously, it smells so divine!

So if you're looking for pinecone activities, look no further.

Preschool pinecone sensory bin activity


Preschool Pinecone Activity: What You'll Need

For this scented pinecone sensory bin, we used:

  • Cinnamon
  • Water
  • 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.
Simply dump everything into a large plastic container, like below. 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!

Preschool pinecone sensory bin activity

But look at the close up! Aren't the pinecones lovely?!

Close up of pinecone activity for toddlers and preschoolers

Close up of pinecone activity for toddlers and preschoolers

Toddlers & Preschoolers Love this Pinecone Sensory Bin!

As with our other sensory soups, the boys loved scooping and pouring using the big spoon and ladle. It's a simple way to work on fine motor skills.

Scooping pinecones in a water sensory bin

SScooping pinecones in a water sensory bin

Scooping pinecones in a water sensory bin

They also loved to mix up their concoction with the whisk.

Preschooler and toddler playing with pinecones in a simple water sensory bin

And, of course, dumping the entire soup out so that they could make a new batch is extremely fun too!

Preschooler and toddler playing with pinecones in a simple water sensory bin

This sensory bin was tons of fun and super simple to put together.

Pinecones in a water sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers

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2 comments:

  1. I’m in LOVE with this cinnamon and pine cone sensory soup! Thank you for adding it to the “It’s Friday We’re in Love Link Party!” You are being featured in this weeks pine cone round up! Thanks for joining the party

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