It’s time!! I LOVE putting together our Fall sensory bins to help us bring in the new season! Fall is my FAVORITE time of year because it begins the much anticipated holiday season. So having Fun Fall sensory bin fillers and ideas ready to go adds an extra layer of fun!
In this post, I want to share with you some of our favorite filler materials for Fall sensory bins, as well as a few ideas for how to use your bins!
We have loved using dry beans in our sensory bins for YEARS! There are so many colorful options to choose from, making them one of the most versatile sensory bin fillers out there. We always have on hand a bag of brown beans, a bag of black beans (our favorites because they’re SO shiny!) and a bag of white beans. You can easily find these filler at the Dollar Store or on sale at your local grocery store!
Who says you have to BUY your sensory bin materials?! Fall is such a fun time to take your little ones outside and let them build their own sensory bins. There are TONS of materials laying around outside, and this can easily turn into a super fun nature day!
Dry oats are another favorite filler of ours! They’re super versatile like dry beans, but they add a completely different texture to the experience. LG loves to use her to mix up “pies and oatmeal”. And honestly, using dry oats in our sensory bins encouraged her to try branching out with her breakfast foods. She is now a lover of oatmeal for breakfast!
Dry Corn Kernels
Looking for another fun Fall filler? Load up on dry corn kernels! They are super smooth, shiny and bright in color and add a fun, seasonal touch to any sensory bin! And when you’re finished with them, pop them in a popcorn maker and have a family movie night with FRESH popcorn! How fun is that?!
We love using kinetic sand in our Summer sensory bins to get that “beach” feel while we do school. But it’s also a perfect filler for Fall with it’s beautiful brown color! We have all sorts of fun using this filler during our school time. Toss in some sticks for tracing letters, stamps and cookie cutters, or even a pie dish for your little one to make “pie crust” during their dramatic play!
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I hope this post gave your some fun ides for your Fall sensory bins! Please remember – sensory bins do NOT have to be dramatic, expensive, or super messy. Simply grabbing a few materials from your pantry can create an amazing sensory and fine motor experience for your little learners!
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