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.


  1. looks great!

    Would LOVE it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday over at

    Natasha xx

  2. Way cool Thansgiving bin! And I am loving looking around at the rest of your blog!! I wanted to invite you to come link up at TGIF Linky Party -
    Beth =-)

  3. I've always used rice. Never thought to use corn. Great idea. I'm a new follower. I hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home.
    P.S. I have a link party every Monday and would love for you to stop by and link up any projects you've been working on.

  4. Stopping by from the Sunday Showcase Linky Party!
    Really like your idea for the fall sensory bin with the corn! Cool idea!
    Our entries for Sunday Showcase are Nature Walk and Mad for Matisse!
    Hope that you will pop by to see my blog, Sunrise Learning Lab.
    Have a nice week!
    I am now following your blog, BTW.

  5. Thanks for linking up to TGIF!

    I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you like =-)


  6. What a great Sensory Bin - I saw this living life intentionally - great ideas, I think I will barrow a few for our own sensory bin.

  7. Thank you for linking up at Serenity Saturday link party

    Hope you can come and join us this week too

    Natasha xx