Fall is by far one of my favorite seasons. The scents, the foliage, the colors, the crisp air…I love it. I didn’t use to like fall. Growing up on a farm meant fall was back breaking labor. Harvest season is lots and lots of work. To Meatball though, harvest is fascinating. This Fall Farm Sensory Bin was the best of both worlds – the relaxing elements of fall and the fascination of farm life.
Once a week we do shopping trip to one of the craft stores to browse the clearance sections. This week the kids scored big. We found some neat science kits and crafts. This is also one of my favorite places to find inspiration for sensory bin fillers. The items for this sensory bin were all found in the floral section.
Items Needed for a Fall Farm Sensory Bin
- Spanish Moss (buy here)
- Reindeer Moss (buy here)
- Artificial Sunflowers
- Cinnamon Potpourri Nuts
- Farm Animal Toob (buy here)
- Plastic Bin
The only set up required for this bin is to open all your items and put them into a bin. While this is a super simple small world, it is a ton of fun! The textures and the scents are amazing! I had no clue Reindeer Moss was so soft!
The Spanish Moss is also a bit of a challenge to manipulate. Meatball had a blast hiding the animals and then untangling them. As he freed the animals he attempted to label them (he was able to mimic the sounds they make).
And then he lined them up to be counted. Instead of starting at two like he typically does he remembered to start at one! This sensory bin had him grinning ear to ear! I cannot wait to find additional ways to play with this moss!