Rainforest Floor Sensory Activity for Little Kids

Rainforest Floor Sensory Bin with text overlay: Rainforest Adventure Preschool Sensory Bin Pretend Play Activity

We started our Rainforest Adventure theme over the weekend and the first week is all about the forest floor layer. Of course we did lots of fun activities and projects to reinforce what we were learning.

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

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.

preschooler exploring rainforest floor sensory binThe Teacher Guides are full of fun activities and we’re definitely all about the Investigation Stations. I’m loving the tid-bits of information about each topic/sub-topic that they’ve included this year too. We’ve been reading them with our lessons every day.

The forest floor is the bottom layer of the rainforest. It is dark and damp. Without sunlight, most plants can’t grow. However, roots and  many mushrooms are still found on the forest floor, along with a thin layer of fallen leaves, seeds, fruits, and branches. The forest floor is also a home to animals, such as ants and jaguars. It is important for children to be exposes to new concepts that build their knowledge and vocabulary. The week, children will learn to compare plants and animals of the rainforest with those of their own environments.

This sensory activity was inspired by one of the Investigation Stations in the Teacher Guide. We switched things up, so that it’d be a little bit less messy. Either way, the options are endless.

Rainforest Floor Sensory Bin filled with black beans, rocks, fake moss, and rainforest figurines
Rainforest Floor Sensory Activity for Little Kids

What you’ll need

  • Activity Tub
  • Black Beans
  • Moss
  • Rocks
  • Rainforest Figures

Here’s how to do it

  • Create your forest floor in the activity tub using black beans.
  • Add rocks and moss. We used artificial moss and river stones from our local craft store.

That’s it. A quick and easy rainforest floor sensory activity that’s sure to keep your preschoolers busy for a while. Use the rainforest figures and pretend to hop like a frog or fly like a butterfly.

preschooler holding a butterfly figurine in the palm of his hand
Don’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Rainforest Adventure theme. And if you missed our preschool space post, then definitely check it out too!

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Mother Goose Time Blog Ambassador badge with children playingAs a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. 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. #mgtblogger

Rainforest Floor Sensory Bin with text overlay: Rainforest Floor Sensory Activity for Preschoolers

 

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