Get your students excited and engaged in their learning with this fall sensory bin. Reinforce literacy skills with this hands-on activity.
Sensory bins are so much fun in the kindergarten classroom! If you are looking to find out more about how I use them, check out my Sensory Bin blog post, and if you need more ideas take a look at 7 Non-Food Sensory Bin Ideas.
We changed up our sensory bin this week and we have added some fall items to it. The base is dried split peas (green and yellow- got them a Bulk Barn) and we added fake leaves, pine cones, pumpkins, and acorns (dollar store).
fall sensory bin
My students started by playing with the items, but they quickly started to use them in new ways – like sorting the items (that’s the math concept we are learning about right now.)
A great addition to this sensory bin would be the leaves from my Fall Pack that I have just listed on Teachers pay Teachers st store. I just need to laminate them and I will be adding them in this week.
You can see what that looks like in my Fall Sensory Bin blog post.
In this pack, you not only get all the letter leaves, but also sight word leaves with all 40 Dolch pre-primer words. There is also an instruction sheet that will explain to you how you can use this pack for 4 different activities!
more fall activities
Need more ideas for your classroom? You can take a look at these blog posts:
- Fall-Themed Activities for your Kindergarten Classroom
- Fall-Themed Activities for your Kindergarten Classroom Part 2
- Fall Sensory Bin and Small World
- Kindergarten Activities for Fall
- Fall Math Activities for Kindergarten
You can get the pack from my Teachers pay Teachers store: Falling Leaves- Fall Inspired Literacy Pack
Our Apple Day is coming up this week and we will be making some pumpkin spice play dough soon. Fall is a great time to get creative and to use it to inspire new centers and activities.
How are you bringing fall into your classroom?
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