Pumpkins are always a fun fall theme. We have been studying a lot about pumpkins this fall. We did this fun pumpkin themed sensory bin and had fun counting, sorting, and having some sensory fun. This is simple and easy to put together for those last minute needs for a busy activity that is also sensory. This is also great for any pumpkin theme you might have.
This bin is great for feeling textures. You are going to have hard and smooth and small and slightly rough. You can look at the different textures as they start to explore the bin. This sensory bin was all about what she wanted to do with the bin. We read the book How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? before doing this sensory bin.
What you will find in this sensory bin: plastic pumpkins (got ours at Michaels), cups and rice.
She had a lot of fun just exploring the colors of the pumpkins and the rice. She did some scooping and pouring with the cups. She named all the colors of the pumpkins.
She dug out all the clear pumpkins and put them in the cups Then pulled out some rice to plant the clear pumpkins in.
She decided at this point to sort all the pumpkins out and as much of the rice as she could. This was great for fine motor for picking up the pumpkins.
As always I will remind you that sensory bins should have some open play. Let them have fun and see what they do. Sensory bins make great child lead activities. They will do and explore more than we can think of at times.
Check out these pumpkin books to read with this sensory bin:
Check out these other pumpkin activities
- Pumpkin Patch Windows – Poppin Book Nook
- P is for Pumpkin Activities
- Fall Leaves & Pumpkin Sensory Bin
Check out all the fun Pumpkin Activities & Printables on 3 Dinosaurs.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com