Encourage your little kids to use their creativity and imagination to put together a fun dramatic play experience with this Fall Sensory Bin while practicing important early learning skills. You’re definitely going to want to check it out!
One of our absolute most favorite things to do in the fall is to go to a harvest festival or visit the pumpkin patch. You know, because there’s just something about the crisp. cool air and the beautiful colors that’s all kinds of exciting. Cooler weather and lots of fun are just around the corner. And did I mention that this Fall Sensory Bin doubles as a fun dramatic play experience for little kids?
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We had lots of fun with this quick and easy fall sensory bin. It’s perfect for your fall preschool themes and let’s not forget the importance of sensory experiences for preschoolers.
Dramatic play allows preschoolers and kindergartners to experience acting out everyday situations and expressing their thoughts and feelings in creative ways.
Communication skills, problem solving and cooperative play can all be learned from fall preschool activities such as this one. If you’re planning a fall theme for preschool, this is a wonderful activity to explore other important early learning skills too.
Fall Sensory Bin
What you’ll need
- Large Clear Bin
- Mini Bale of Straw
- Dried Corn Kernels
- Wood Veneer Leaves
- Fall Nature Items
Here’s how to do it
- Use the dried corn kernels as a base for your Fall Sensory Bin.
- Arrange the rest of the materials to make a fun fall harvest scene.
- Encourage your little kids to create a dramatic play experience.
Fall activities for kids encourage math and literacy skills too. Use pretend money and have your little kids buy pumpkins from one another. You could also add a small toy tractor with trailer and encourage the preschoolers to move the pumpkins from one area to another a few at a time.
You could create multiple sensory stations for preschool kiddos to explore different aspects of fall and farming. Of course you could also add this fall sensory bin to your list of preschool fall festival ideas Your little farmers will fall in love with these quick sensory activities.
If you have the space, I’m willing to bet your kiddos would love to have a pumpkin patch dramatic play center. Grab a few bales of straw, some mini pumpkins, pretend money and a toy cash register.
What about letting your little kids serve one another pretend apple cider or even using a small wagon to move around the pumpkins? There are definitely a lot of fun fall theme ideas for preschool. No wonder it’s one of our favorite times of the year!
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our Bubbles, Boats & Floats theme. And if you missed it, check out this year’s preschool homeschool space post.
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