Sensory bins are a way to stimulate senses while also teaching valuable academic and developmental skills! I’ve created five fall sensory bins that are sure to be a hit with your little learners!
Sensory Bin Fillers
Before I show these amazing fall sensory bins, let me share with you some ideas for fillers. You can use anything inside your bins…but in case you are drawing a blank, here is a quick sheet to help your creativity flow!
So as you take a look at the following fall sensory bins, just know you can insert these academic pieces into any materials you want. I used the materials I used because that was what I had in my classroom! I threw things I had into Sterilite storage boxes and I was done! Your extra crafting supplies will finally come in handy!
Uppercase Letter Practice Sensory Bin
*For this bin I used red shredded paper and felt leaves from my dollar store*
Practice uppercase letter identification and matching with this bin. Children pick a leaf and then must find the correct spot on their board by matching the letters. I use velcro dots on each square on the board and the back of the leaves to help them keep their pieces in place and organized!
Lowercase Letter Fall Sensory Bin
*For this bin I used dried black beans, dried dyed pasta, spooky eyeballs, sticky spider webs, pom poms, and witch fingers*
Practice lowercase letter identification and matching with this bin. Children pick a ghost and then must find its correct spot on their board. I use velcro dots on each square in the board and the back of the ghosts to help them keep their pieces in place and organized!
Two Dimensional Shape Fall Sensory Bin
*For this bin I used red, orange and brown shredded paper*
Practice shapes and sorting with this bin. Children pick a shape, disguised as a real-life object, and then sort it into the correct bin or pile.
Here’s a video of my son working on this activity. I taped the header cards into clear photo storage boxes and had him sort the shapes accordingly.
Numbers 1-10 Fall Sensory Bin
*For this bin I used dried pasta that I dyed in red, orange, and yellow*
Practice numbers 1-10 and matching with this bin. Children pick an acorn and then must find its correct spot on their board.
Here’s a clip of my son completing this board. Whenever we do sensory bins inside the house, he sits in a collapsible ball pit I got on Amazon. This helps contain the mess and keep his little sister out of the way.
Ten Frame Fall Sensory Bin
*For this bin I used popcorn kernels and pom poms*
Practice reading and creating ten frames with this bin. Children pick a turkey and then must duplicate the ten frames on their board. I used pom poms as the manipulative for filling in the ten frame but you can use anything you have available in your room.
Hi, I’m Michelle! I’m a teacher, mommy, and curriculum designer from Long Island, NY. I’ve taught both general and special education, with a focus on grades pre-k through first. My passion is hands-on learning, and finding ways to make all things engaging and fun!