Autumn Colour Sorting Sensory Bin

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Learn and practice the colours of Fall with this fun and easy colour sorting sensory bin! It’s a great sensory activity for your toddler or preschooler this Autumn.

A colour sorting activity for Autumn

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A colour sorting activity for Autumn

Create a Fall Color Sorting Sensory Bin

a fun and colourful sensory bin for toddlers and preschooler for this fall

Grab your large sensory bin. Add a small amount of water to fill the bottom of the sensory bin. Add the frozen vegetables – beans, carrots, peas and corn. I used a frozen vegetable mix that had all these vegetables already cut up. If you don’t have that available to you use the vegetables that you have.

a fun and colourful sensory bin for toddlers and preschooler for this fall

Next, I added different sized spoons and green, yellow and orange bowls for sorting!

Then I asked my 18 month old toddlers to scoop out the different coloured vegetables and place them into the correct bowls.

a fun and colourful sensory bin for toddlers and preschooler for this fall

Just like with all my activities that I do with my toddlers, I demonstrated to them what I wanted them to do first as well as explaining it in words. I scooped out a carrot and said, “Oh look I have an orange carrot! Let’s put it into the orange bowl!”

They immediately got excited and wanted to start scooping themselves. They did not always sort the vegetable by colour but when they didn’t I would gently remind them that the green bean goes in the green bowl. But after a while I just let them scoop and add the vegetables to whichever bowl they wanted!

Total Hit

This was a great Autumn activity and a fun way to practice and learn colours with my little learners. It was also a fantastic sensory bin for extended play!

a fun and colourful sensory bin for toddlers and preschooler for this fall

Skill Development Opportunities

This colour sorting activity is great for Colour Recognition, Language and Vocabulary Development, Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Emotional Development, Trial & Error, Visual Perception, Cognitive Development, Imaginative and Sensory Play.

Age Suitability

Fall this sorting activity is ideal for 18 month old toddlers to 3 year old preschoolers.

A colour sorting activity for Autumn


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  • Large sensory bin
  • Water
  • Frozen corn, beans, peas, carrot pieces
  • Spoons and scoppers
  • Green, yellow and orange bowls
  • Real or artificial leaves


A colour sorting activity for Autumn

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