Apple Picking Sensory Bin

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INSIDE: Apple Picking Sensory Bin is a playful and creative sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers do to this Fall. Set up this apple themed sensory activity and let your little one strengthen their fine motor skills all while picking up apples!

Rescue the Fallen Apples

This activity was so much fun! First off you will have to take your little one on a bit of a nature hike to help you gather up the key supply – sticks and leaves! They are going to help you create a web of twigs and sticks across the sensory bin that they have to navigate around in order to pick up the fallen apples! This is a lot for fun to create. Ok, let’s get started!

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How to Set Up Apple Picking Sensory Bin

Grab your twigs and sticks and balance them across your sensory bin or sensory table to create a web leaving spaces for your child to stick their hands through the grab the apples. Secure the sticks using some masking tape or painter’s tape.


You can use tape or string instead of sticks

On the bottom of the sensory bin place real or artificial leaves and your apple toys. Arrange some tongs and large jumbo tweezers around the bin for them to use. If you have small barrel toys bring them out or a few bowls for sorting.

How to Play

Invite your child to use the tongs to pick the apples off the leaves, but wait, they have to do so without breaking the branches or getting caught on them! Then they have to bring the apples up and place them in their barrels or bowls. It can be tricky!


Have your preschooler sort the apples by colour or size or attribute (i.e. with leaves, without leaves or with a worm or without a worm).

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 2 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.

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