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Regular readers of my blog will know that I love to create sensory bins and other sensory materials for my kids. At their ages (3 and 4), they still get so much enjoyment out of the sensory activities I prepare for them, and this Fall on the Farm sensory bin was no exception!
Note: For more kid-friendly farm activities and printables, see my Life on the Farm Unit Study page.
To create this fall on the farm sensory bin, I used the following materials:
- a base of dried corn kernels
- Safari Ltd Down on the Farm Toob
- Safari Ltd Farm Animals Toob
- Safari Ltd Farm Babies Toob
- hay bales
- feathers and plastic eggs from our Easter collection (for the area by the chickens)
- A toy carton of milk from our Melissa & Doug Fridge Food Set (for the area by the cows)
- A pig pen made from craft sticks
Before the kids played with the bin, I laid a large sheet on the carpet to catch any spills and facilitate clean up. And then I let them explore!
The first things that grabbed their attention were the plastic eggs. They started by filling them with corn kernels.
And then they decided to put some chickens inside to make them hatch from the egg. They later tried putting other animals inside, which lead to a great conversation about which animals come from eggs and which ones do not.
Eventually, they moved on to feeding the horses.
And putting the pigs to sleep in their pen.
The kids were disappointed to find only one pen. So I asked if they wanted to make their own, and they eagerly agreed.
I showed them how to lay two craft sticks parallel to each other and then put dots of glue on the ends.
Then they laid more craft sticks down crosswise to complete the square.
They continued this process for a few layers until they had built up a nice pen.
Once the pens were dry, they were added to our farm sensory bin. Since we still didn’t have enough pens for each animal family to have their own, the animals had to share when it was time to sleep. 🙂
More farm learning resources
More farm posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Farm Printables Pack
- Farm do-a-dot printables
- Farm grid games printables
- Books about farm animals
- Farm Montessori activities
- Learning about farm animals
- Fun on the Farm preschool activities
For more kid-friendly farm activities and printables, see my Life on the Farm Unit Study page and my Farm Unit Pinterest board. Follow Katie @ Gift of Curiosity’s board Unit Ideas: Farm on Pinterest.
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Love the corn and corral! Looks like fun!
I L?VE everything about this. My daughter will have loads of fun playing in her new farm animal’s sensory bin.. Thanks for sharing!
Sensory bins are so much fun. Your farm stuff looks like lots of fun to learn about and with too. Thank you for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop 🙂
Perfect for harvest time! Featured you at Mom’s Library!
Hi! Where can I buy the corn kernals?
I got ours from the bulk aisle at our local grocery store. Or you can look into getting unpopped popcorn kernels and using those.