Okay, am I the only one daydreaming of fall? I can’t help it. I hope you don’t mind if I share some fun fall activities this week. We just finished up our apple theme, and I can’t wait any longer to share! One of our invitations to play was this lovely apple cinnamon sensory bin.
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Miniature Apples (ours are from the Walmart craft section)
- Red glass gems
- Small wooden buckets (ours are from JoAnn Fabric & Crafts)
I knew the toddlers would really enjoy this sensory bin, but Lovey also spent a lot of time playing with it, too.
The small buckets were a great size for scooping and pouring the oats.
After the kids dumped in the mini “apple” gems, they had fun getting scoops of oats and searching for the “hidden treasure.”
The cinnamon sticks were not only great for the sensory experience, they also inspired a lot of pretend play. The kids used them as utensils to “cook” oatmeal and apple pie.
They also used them as drumsticks to make music.
As usual I loved to see their imaginations at work!
Printable Apple Theme Lesson Plans
Are you teaching an apple-inspired theme soon?
Check out our apple theme lesson plans. We have a general apples theme and a book-based Ten Apples Up on Top theme. Both are full of hands-on learning activities that include reading, math, science, fine motor activities, sensory play, and more.
These sets are designed for home preschool, but we’re thinking of you too classroom teachers. We’ll have classroom versions available for your use soon!
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More Apple Sensory Play
I love the elements and colors in this Apple Themed Sensory Box from Pink and Green Mama.
Teaching Mama also has some great sensory and learning activities. There’s even a free printable.
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