Fall Sensory Bin for Preschoolers & Kindergartners

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! 

collage of fall sensory bin images with text: Fall Harvest Sensory Bin with Little KidsOne 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? 

fall sensory bin sitting in the grass
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nature items in fall sensory bin
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. 

nature items and dried corn in fall sensory bin
Dramatic play allows preschoolers and kindergartners to experience acting out everyday situations and expressing their thoughts and feelings in creative ways. 

mini pumpkins, artificial leaves and small pine cones in fall sensory bin
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. 

preschooler picking up pieces of straw
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. 

preschooler exploring straw in fall sensory bin
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. 

preschooler exploring fall sensory bin
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. 

preschooler picking up straw
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. 

nature items on top of mini bale of straw
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! 

preschooler playing pretend with fall sensory bin
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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collage of fall sensory bin images with text: Fall Harvest Sensory Bin with Little Kids

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