Thursday, November 3, 2011
Thanksgiving Sensory Bin
I have seen some really cute harvest sensory bins but I wanted to focus more on the upcoming holiday. I had all these ideas of finding adorable turkeys, pilgrims, Native Americans, and other decorations I was sorely mistaken. The clerk told me at the store that people don't really decorate for Thanksgiving so they only carry Christmas items. Huh? Um OK! So I had to find some more natural elements. I chose corn for the filler and I found actual Indian corn kernels to add more color. I also included small Indian corn cobs, seed pods, plastic gourds, fall leaves, rocks from "A's" collection that fit the color scheme, a piece of drift wood to act as a scoop, and other elements. I have also started to add cups and scoops for "A", since that is his favorite way to play with it. I also put scarecrows, Native American dolls, a toy horse, and Scrabble tiles that spell "THANKS". I want "A" to focus on that simple word all month! We will see if his sensory bin will help with this endeavor.