If you are looking for a really fun and very easy sensory bin kids activity you can try this autumn, you will love this kids activity!
Fall is in the air and you can totally feel it in the breeze once you step outdoors!
Here is a fun activity that only required a couple of items.
I like to say its a 3 item sensory bin because you really only need:
These items are really the backbone of how a sensory bin is setup!
It’s fairly easy if you follow these steps.
This time around I themed ours for autumn/fall.
I included something to hold our sensory play idea – the bin
I used a base – the water.
And, a fun manipulative(s) to bring our sensory bin together.
Easy enough, right?
I’ll be sharing below how my girls went about turning this simple sensory bin setup into a sink or float experiment and a fun autumn pretend play soup!
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It started out as a fun Autumn Sink or Float experiment:
I collected a few items (3 of each for a total of 6) sink or float items:
Faux acorns (float)
Faux squash (float)
Learning resources bears (sink)
Pattern Blocks (sink)
Another fun manipulative that did not float. (sink)
You can definitely find a fun set of manipulatives that work for you and that you feel are right for this activity!
These are just the ones that we chose and that worked for us. 🙂
Toddler Fall Activities
As I mentioned up above, if you are looking for fall activities, here are over 70 Fall activities for kids!
This fall kids activity did not only start as a fun sink or float kids activity, it turned into a fun autumn themed sensory bin!
Overall, it was a lot of fun and my LO’s loved this simple autumn sensory bin!
If you are looking for Fall sensory activities for toddlers, this one was lots of fun and I would suggest using larger manipulatives such as your LO’s squishy toys, bath toys and fun diy toys…
Fall sensory activities
Here are the steps I took for this easy fall sensory bin:
We added in the items and talked about whether they floated or sunk.
The reason the water is of a brownish color is because of the sprinkles. 🙂
Then, my LO’s went into nature and grabbed a couple of leaves and twigs for this autumn sensory soup fall sensory bin!
The faux squash sensory bin was so much fun and a perfect end to the sink or float experiment!
They enjoyed the play to learn fun involved and it was so much fun!
Want to turn this activity educational?
Count the items as you add them in.
For example: Count the faux squash or faux acorns…
I hope you enjoy and have fun with these themed autumn sensory bin, yay! 😀