Sensory play is such fun AND it is essential for kids to get that sensory stimulation to connect the neurons in the brain. This fall-themed(or autumn-themed if you wish) sensory bin is simple to set up and fun for free play.
I used a lentil & barley soup mix as the bin filler. Then added some fall leaves, miniature tin buckets, a scoop, and oh, a bit of cinnamon too! You can use pumpkin-spice if you’d prefer.
In this sensory activity, we combined tactile, visual(the objects), auditory(sound of lentils falling in the tin buckets) and olfactory (cinnamon) sensory experiences in this simple bin setup.
My little superman loved this sensory activity and was engaged in free play for quite a while! We play outside to minimize the mess, but a great tip if you can’t play outside- use a small blow-up swimming pool and place your bin in it. This way the mess is contained and it makes clean-up so easy!
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