Homeschool Preschool: Fall Sensory Bin Fun & Learning

Here’s a fun idea from: Mamas Like Me: Fall Sensory Bin Fun & Learning.

Recently my kids have become very interested in sensory bins.  In the past, we’ve done beans play and rice play, but the idea of having “themed bins” was a new concept and is taking the blogging world by storm.  While I was searching for ways to keep my toddler and preschool-aged kids entertained during our recent bout of rain, I decided to put together a fun Fall Sensory bin and was thrilled with how long they played with it and how much fun they had.  We even used our bin for lots of learning activities.

Our bin included:
dried beans
pumpkin, leaf, and acorn plastic gems from the $1 section at Target
a “baby pumpkin” gourd
Pumpkin scoop from our Pumpkin-carving kit

First, I let the kids do some open-ended play.  I gave the baby scoops, spoons, an ice tray, and small bowls to pour and dump.

Read the rest: Mamas Like Me: Fall Sensory Bin Fun & Learning.