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While Halloween may be over, fall is still in the air and we’ve been taking advantage of the season and have been enjoying some fun scarecrow activities over the past few days.
One of those activities involved combining everything you need to make a scarecrow into an awesome sensory bin that kept both the toddler and the preschool entertained for hours!
This sensory bin is perfect for fall and was a huge hit with both the toddler and the preschooler.
To put them together, I had the preschooler help me come up with a list of things that we would need to make a scarecrow. In our bin, we put:
- Pieces of flannel
- A small pumpkin
The flannel, the buttons, and the straw are pretty obvious :) but when we talked about scarecrows and what they are for, we decided that we should include feathers (for the birds that the scarecrow was protecting the crops from) and a pumpkin, mainly because it’s fall and N decided that that is what a scarecrow would be protecting :)
To make this bin a little more toddler friendly since the little one wanted a go at it as well, I just created a second bin for her that did not include the buttons, since they’re a choking hazard.
As always, you’ll want to keep an eye on your children as they play with this sensory bin, especially if they still like to put things in their mouths, but with close supervision, the toddler had just as much fun with this, if not more, than her big brother.
All in all, it was a pretty fun way to spend a few rainy hours on a gloomy fall day.