Sensory bins provide give kids a chance to explore and learn through hands on approach that uses all their senses. It’s important for early development and it’s also a fun activity! In this post, you’ll learn how to make an easy DIY Fall Sensory Bin for Kids. Using simple and inexpensive materials, you can make a great sensory bin your kids will love.
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What You Need to Make an Easy Fall Sensory Bin
The first step in making your own kids’ sensory bin for any theme is gathering materials. Since this is a Fall theme here are some materials I recommend:
- Mini pumpkins
- Corn kernels
- Mini pinecones
- Leaves (real or fake)
- Red, orange and yellow poms
- Mini apples
One of my favorite places to shop for sensory bin materials is Dollar Tree. It’s inexpensive and they have so many amazing items! I was able to find everything I needed for this Fall Sensory Bin at my local Dollar Tree including the bin. The only exception was the corn kernels because they didn’t have any but I could’ve used rice or beans to substitute. I did find the corn kernels at the grocery store for under $5.
How to Make a Sensory Bin for Fall
This whole activity took me less than 5 minutes to set up. I already had the clear plastic bin on hand (also from Dollar Tree) so all I did was fill it with the materials. First I added the corn kernels to fill the bin about 1/3 of the way. Then I threw in mini foam pumpkins, fake leaves and little plastic pumpkins. Finally I threw in a scented pinecone bag and mixed it all up. The scented pinecones really amped this up! It was such a great find at the Dollar Tree.
The final touch was including scooping and mixing tools. I found the aqua spoon and tongs at Dollar Tree as well and love how they paired with all the Fall colors. I also added a little wooden spoon we had from another sensory bin. The tools encourage kids to scoop, stir, mix, and really explore the contents of the bin.
I hope this inspires you to create your own Fall Sensory Bin for your kids. It’s really so easy and kids can play with it all season long! Check out my Instagram Reel to see me make this in real time. If you recreate this, tag me on social media so I can see it. Find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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