Fall sensory play is a blast with these beans.
When the two colors collided, it was like a large welcome to the change of seasons. This fall sensory play is the perfect combination of orange and black to kick off September!
How do you teach a toddler how to pour a glass of milk?
How will your preschooler begin to understand capacity?
With simple sensory setups that encourage pouring and scooping, of course!
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For starters, think about how the weight of a container changes as it is filled with beans.
As my preschooler fills and dumps, the capacity changes, and his mindsight shifts.
And guess what? You do not have to race out the door to your grocery store.
Check your pantry. Are there any old beans or lentils that you plan on throwing out? Toss them into your sensory bin and add this activity to your list of the best ideas for fall.
Here I added in pinto beans for orange(ish) and black beans for black. Mix them for the ultimate fall sensory idea for preschoolers.
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Now, I truly only have one rule for this fall sensory bin.
Here, things need to either be kept wet or dry. I don’t allow water on beans or rice because these supplies need to be swept up after playing. Water will make that really tricky. We save the water play to ideas that can dry a little easier on an outdoor table or dishcloth.
Keeping the beans dry helps with cleanup. I sweep away when finished, and it is less likely to have beans sprouting from the cracks of the deck. #momwin
And don’t worry! We have another use for this bean sensory bin when finished here. – Another reason to keep the beans dry.
If you are just getting started with sensory play, you must check out this beginner’s guide to sensory play for all my tips and tricks.
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Remember, first check your pantry.
Next, check your kitchen for extra supplies such as these.
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This Scoop and Pour Sensory Bin is perfect for fall.
The colors are just right, and the clean-up is minimal if you have to bring this indoors.
Set this fall bean sensory play-up along with these other super fun ideas!
When will you set this up for your preschooler?