When the fall season begins, all our kids want to do is go outside and jump in the leaves. Playing in the leaves might sound like a much better way to spend your fall afternoon, but who says you can’t learn at the same time?Fall theme sensory bins are a playful learning activity for little ones that can help teach them fine motor skills, matching, and sorting while also encouraging pretend play and oral language development.
As a teacher and as a parent, I know how difficult it can be to come up with fresh and new learning activities for your toddlers and preschoolers. So, I’ve gathered some ideas for all the best fall sensory bins and put them all in one place for you.
Below you’ll find a bunch of fantastic fall-themed sensory bin activities that are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. These activities will teach them different skills while exploring the fall season through a fun sensory bin activity.
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20 Must-Try Fall Theme Sensory Bins
This fun DIY harvest sensory bin is great for developing fine motor skills and bringing fall indoors.
Search for pumpkins from the “haystack” with this adorable fine motor skills sensory bin!
Gourds come in all shapes and sizes, which makes them the perfect focus for a sensory bin!
This November sensory bin is a great Thanksgiving activity for kids.
This fall sensory bin will let your kids explore the colors and textures of fall using items from your home or your backyard.
This pumpkin patch sensory bin is a great fine motor activity to help your kids practice matching.
What’s more fall than apple cinnamon! This sensory bin is also great for the sense of smell, thanks to the real cinnamon sticks.
This fun squirrel sensory bin will give your children the chance to act out the day in the life of a school.
Create a pumpkin patch from your own home with this pumpkin patch small world sensory activity.
What if I told you your kids could have fun cleaning? This pumpkin washing sensory bin is so much fun for them, and you’ll have nice clean pumpkins when they’re done!
This bin has everything your kids need to make a scarecrow while incorporating fall sensory elements.
This simple sensory bin is so easy to make, your kids can even gather the materials by themselves! Using only things that can be found in your yard, this is a perfect frugal sensory bin.
If you are looking for a last-minute sensory activity, you can put together this bin using items you already have at home.
Let your kids experience the leaves changing color from inside your home! This fall sensory bin has trees, leaves, and even pumpkins.
This autumn leaf sensory bin takes fall foliage and turns it into a great sensory activity.
Build your very own mini scarecrow for this adorable scarecrow sensory bin! Your little ones will love the crunchy feel of the straw in the scarecrow!
This colorful sensory bin activity is a great way to incorporate fall colors into a fun learning activity for your kids.
This simple fall sensory bin is perfect for toddlers. It has lots of different color fabric leaves and acorns to feel and play with!
This fall sensory bin utilizes your senses, sight, and smell! It is a fun full sensory experience.
The pumpkin scented rice is a fun fall touch to this fall sensory bin.
PRINTABLE FALL THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
Explore the signs and symbols of fall with hands-on activities and fully developed fall theme lesson plans. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
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