Fun Fall Sensory Bins for Kids
It’s that time of year again. The air is cool and crisp, pumpkin spice is around every corner, and your kids are officially tired of the toys they played with all summer. Now is the perfect time to create some new and exciting Fall Sensory Bins. These bins are a perfect way to introduce the change in season to your toddlers and preschoolers and are also a great way to keep little hands busy while you’re cooking, cleaning or just having a moment to yourself (cue the pumpkin spice latte!)
How to Create The Best Fall Sensory Bins
Pumpkin Number Matching Sensory Bin
Looking for a great way to incorporate number matching into play time with your toddler, look no further. This fun fall sensory bin combines pumpkin picking with number matching. Simply print two copies of this pumpkin counting sheet or make your own. Cut out one set of pumpkins and glue to cardboard. Tip: Don’t worry about the stem. I cut them off to make attaching to the cardboard even easier.
Next, paint your clothes pins green and attach to the pumpkins. “Bury” the cardboard pumpkins in your sensory bin pasta base. You can find a tutorial on how to dye pasta here (super simple sensory bin filler)! Now your kids can pick a pumpkin and match it to the second pumpkin counting sheet.
Flying Bats Sensory Bin
This simple two step Fall Sensory Bin is easy to make and so engaging for your kids. Start with some dyed rice for your base (You can find the recipe here)! Next dye some bowtie pasta black using the same recipe as the rice. These will be your “bats”. Once your rice and pasta are dry, add to your sensory bin and mix. A couple of bowls and some tongs are the perfect sensory bin tools that will keep your kids busy for hours! This is such a fun Fall sensory activity for your toddlers and preschoolers!
Fun Fall Sensory Bin
This may be the easiest sensory bin you’ll ever put together. I found almost everything I needed at the dollar store. Grab some dried beans, faux Fall leaves, fabric pumpkins and some fall jewels and any other fall themed sensory bin fillers you’d like! Simply add a bag or two of dried black beans to your sensory bin as a base (dried corn is also a great option). Next pour all the fun fall items on top of the black beans. I absolutely love how the fall colors pop against the dark beans. Add a wooden scooper and a few small bowls and your kids will be happily entertained with pouring and sorting fun!
How to play
These bins are a great opportunity for your child to grow their imagination. Let them lead the way exploring all the fun items you’ve hidden in these sensory bins. Scooping, pouring and using tongs are a great way to increase finger strength and hand eye coordination. All while they have a blast!
My daughter played with each of these bins for hours and she is still asking for these three weeks later. I even caught my 6 year old scooping beans and playing quietly with his sister. I’d call that a win in my book. I hope your kids enjoy these Fall Sensory Bins as much as mine do!
🍁Happy Fall Y’all! 🍁