35+ Fantastic Fall Sensory Bins for Kids

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If you are looking for fun, easy and creative Fall sensory bins and other fun sensory activities for your toddler or preschooler this Fall? Then you have come to the right place! The list below has tons of the best sensory bins and activities like sensory bags, bottles and play dough activities for toddlers and preschoolers.

Sensory Bins for Kids

In this round up of fall sensory bins and play ideas you will find not only find fun fall sensory bins, you will also find fall themed sensory recipes for things such as playdough, oobleck and slime. You will also fun fall sensory bags and sensory bottles. Over 35 amazing sensory projects for you and your child to enjoy all season long!

Benefits of Sensory Play

Sensory bin play offers a wide range of benefits for toddlers and preschoolers, fostering their development in various ways. Here’s a list of some of these advantages:

  1. Fine Motor Skills: Picking up, pouring, and manipulating objects in a sensory bin with fingers or tools promotes the development of fine motor skills, crucial for tasks like writing and buttoning clothes.
  2. Language Development: Sensory play encourages conversation and vocabulary development as children describe the textures, colors, and sensations they experience.
  3. Cognitive Skills: Sorting, classifying, and comparing objects within the bin promote cognitive development by enhancing problem-solving skills and logical thinking.
  4. Math Concepts: Sensory bins can include items like counting beads, which help introduce mathematical concepts like counting, sorting, and basic arithmetic.
  5. Creativity and Imagination: Sensory bins often spark imaginative play as children use their creativity to explore and come up with stories or scenarios involving the materials in the bin.
  6. Social Skills: Sharing, taking turns, and collaborating with peers in a sensory bin setting fosters social skills like cooperation and empathy.
  7. Emotional Regulation: Sensory play can have a calming effect on children, helping them regulate their emotions and reduce anxiety or stress.
  8. Focus and Concentration: Engaging with a sensory bin requires sustained attention, which can help improve a child’s ability to focus on tasks.

Sensory bin play is not only enjoyable but also an essential component of early childhood education that supports holistic development in young children. Check out these awesome fall sensory bins!


35+ Fall Sensory Bins and other Sensory Play Ideas

Fall Colours Sensory Bin

Embrace the vibrant hues of autumn with our Fall Colours Sensory Bin, a fun and educational activity tailored for toddlers and preschoolers!

Apple Bubble Foam Sensory Bin

Apple Bubble Foam Sensory Bin is a fun and ‘clean’ sensory bin for toddlers and preschool for Fall. Super easy to set up and a great way to keep them busy!

Autumn Tea Party Sensory Bin

Autumn is a season that brings forth a vivid palette of burnt oranges, crisp yellows, and deep reds. It’s a time when nature puts on one last vibrant show before retreating into winter’s slumber. This sensory explosion should not be limited to outdoor experiences! Why not bring that tactile wonder indoors with a delightful Autumn Tea Party sensory bin?

Apple Soup Sensory Bin for Kids

Apple Soup Sensory Bin is a create and simple sensory bin for toddlers and preschool for Fall. With another easy set up, this is a great afternoon activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

Pumpkin Rice Sensory Bin for Kids

The essence of fall captured in a sensory bin – that’s the magic of this wonderful and easy Pumpkin Rice Sensory Bin!

Apple Picking Sensory Bin

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!

Fall Harvest Farm Sensory Bin

Fall Harvest Farm Sensory Bin is a fun and super easy to set up sensory bin for fall. An easy farm idea great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Fall Nature Hike Sensory Bin

Fall Nature Hike Sensory Bin is a beautiful sensory experience for toddlers and preschoolers. Create a mini outdoor sensory bin with all the colours of Fall! 

Sunflower Tea Party Sensory Bin for Fall

Ever dreamed of hosting a tea party beneath the golden embrace of sunflowers? While we might not be in the sprawling sunflower fields of Tuscany, we’ve got the next best thing! Introducing the Sunflower Tea Party Sensory Bin. It’s a radiant blend of play, education, and a whole lot of sunshiny goodness.

Magnetic Apple Sorting Sensory Bin

Magnetic Apple Sorting Sensory Bin is a fun sorting and STEM sensory bin for toddlers and preschool. It is a great sensory activity for Fall.

Autumn Construction Site Sensory Bin

Create this amazing Autumn construction site sensory bin for your toddler or preschooler. It’s a fantastic Fall sensory pretend play idea for your truck fan at home!

Apple Washing Station: An Easy Fall Sensory Bin for Toddlers

Apple washing activity is a fun and super easy activity to set up for Fall! Perfect way to keep your toddler or preschooler busy this fall.

Fall Yarn Sensory Bin

Create a fun and unique sensory bin this Fall for your baby or toddler using yarn. It’s a fantastic way to explore colours and textures of Fall.

Fall Sensory Tree: A Fun Scoop and Pour Activity

Embrace the spirit of fall with this enticing and educational sensory activity that engages all the senses – the Fall Sensory Tree!

How to Make Apple Pie Oobleck for Fall

This apple pie oobleck is a fun and easy sensory activity for kids! A super inexpensive kitchen science experiment to try this fall!

Pumpkin Scoop Sensory Bin

Let your toddler or preschooler scoop and pour in this mini pumpkin sensory bin this fall or Halloween for a great fine motor activity!

Autumn Slime Goop Sensory Bin

Create a fun Autumn slime goop sensory bin for your little one using Gelli Baff! It’s easy to make, fun to play with and the clean up is simple!

Flower Pumpkin Sensory Soup

Love pumpkin activities? Set up this beautiful Fall activity for your toddler or preschooler! It’s a wonderful sensory exploration of pumpkins and flowers.

Acorn Slides A Fine Motor Fall Activity

Set up this fun fine motor activity for your toddler this Fall. Its super simple to set up and a great way to entertain your toddler after going on an Autumn walk.

Autumn Colour Sorting Sensory Bin

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

Autumn Bubble Foam Sensory Bin

Create this fun bubble foam sensory bin for your toddler or preschooler this Fall! It’s super simple to set up and a great way to explore all the colours of Fall!

Jack-o-Lantern Sensory Bin for Toddlers

Create a jack-o-lantern in this super fun scoop and pour coloured rice sensory bin. It’s a great not-so-scary Halloween activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

Fall Rock Soup Water Sensory Activity

Create a super fun and engaging water sensory play activity for your toddler or preschooler this fall using DIY leaf stones!

Fall Soup Sensory Play Idea

This is a quick and easy natural Fall sensory bin that is a great way to cap off a nature walk this Fall with your toddler or preschooler!

Bury The Acorns: An Easy Toddler Activity

Create this super fun and easy toddler Fall activity using acorns. It is an amazing sensory play activity for little hands!

Oobleck & Leaves: Fall Sensory Activity

Create a fun and messy Fall sensory play activity using oobleck and freshly fallen leaves. It’s super easy sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers!

Pumpkin Guts Slime Recipe for Kids

Check out this super easy to make Pumpkin Guts Slime! The perfect Halloween sensory play idea for kids of all ages.

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice Playdough

October is the perfect time to make homemade pumpkin spice playdough for your kids! It’s soft and squishy and smells just like pumpkin pie!

Textured Autumn Play Dough

Set up this fun textured Autumn play dough invitation for your toddler or preschooler to explore all textures and colours of Fall. 

Pom Pom Pumpkin Patch

The autumn season is in full swing, and what better way to embrace its charm than with a delightful Pom Pom pumpkin patch sensory bin? Dive into a world of tactile exploration and vibrant colors that promises both learning and giggles for your little ones. Let’s jump into the fun!

Feed the Squirrel

Create this fun scoop & pour activity for your little one to help feed the squirrels this Fall! It’s a great fine motor Autumn activity for toddlers.

Pumpkin Playdough Invitation to Play

Set up this fun invitation to play using play dough and seasonal gourds and pumpkins. It’s an easy Halloween activity for toddlers or preschoolers.

Fall Paint Sensory Bin

Set up this easy Fall paint sensory bin activity for your toddler or preschooler. Painting leaves is a fun hands-on art activity that is tons of fun!

Corn Counting Sensory Bag

Corn Counting Sensory Bag preschool activity is a fun and easy fine motor counting activity for toddlers and preschoolers for Fall. Use kernels of corn to practice counting!

Apple Colour Sorting Sensory Bag

More Fantastic Fall Sensory Bins

Age Suitability

These activities are good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up with adult assistance.

Mess Level

The mess level for these activities varies.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

See above.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles tha. t show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 aired in August 2023! My show was also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Curious Crafting Season 1 is also now airing in Australia on ABC! Watch it here!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

Shop our ready made play kits here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.


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