Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanksgiving Sensory Bin

This bin was SO much harder to prepare than the Halloween one! Stores seem to go right from Halloween to Christmas, so the bin I had in my head was not quite the one that I made. I was looking at this bin from Counting Coconuts and this one from Two Little Seeds. Mine is different, but I do love the final product.

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I have a picture where the flash went off too but it is a lot of orange with the flash on! So, what's in the bin? Besides a lot of orange, I mean :)

* popcorn- the base for dumping, pouring, transferring (Shoprite 4 pound bag $2.59)
* scarecrow- pretend play and talking about textures (Christmas Tree Shop $1.69)
* TY beanie turkey- pretend play with scarecrow and texture talk (Dunno! Probably Shoprite. Have had it several years.)
* light up pilgrim couple- pretend play, turning the switch on and off for the lights (Christmas Tree Shop $1 each)
* fabric leaves- counting, sorting by shape/color (Dollar Zone)
* pumpkins- counting and textures (handmade!)
* cornucopia- scooping (handmade!)
* feathers- counting, sorting by color (Michaels)
* acorns and pinecones- counting (came together at the Dollar Zone. Bought 2 packages)
* acrylic pumpkins- counting (dollar section at Target for $2.50. There were a couple hundred in the box)
* wooden alphabet beads- talking about letters (Walmart $4 for a big bag. We just used one alphabet set.)
* acrylic acorns- sorting by color and size, counting (Pier 1 because I had a gift card)

Not as much variety with activities- mostly counting and sorting by colors or sizes. Boogie's favorite part of the sensory bins so far is the dumping and pouring for the most part anyway, though. There is a lot of variety with textures this time, so when we sit down together with the bin, I plan on helping him put words to what he is touching.

Check out Boogie's other sensory bins!

Back to School/September

For more Thanksgiving fun, Boogie has Thanksgiving Tot Trays too!

Linking up to these parties:

Montessori Monday @ Living Montessori Now
TGIF Linky Party @ Living Life Intentionally
Tip-Toe Thru Tuesday @ Crayon Freckles
The Sunday Showcase @ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Sensory Tub Ideas @ Our Worldwide Classroom


  1. What an awesome sensory bin! I'm so impressed that you made the pumpkins and cornucopia - and thanks for the links! Thank you for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Thanksgiving Pinterest board at

  2. Thank you for visiting Crafty Moms Share!! I hope you will consider joining us for our Sharing Saturday Link Party.

  3. Deb- Thank you! The directions were so clear in each link that it wasn't hard to make the pumpkins and cornucopias. I like keeping my hands busy while watching football :) Thanks for featuring me again, too!

    Carrie- I love to join fun homeschooling parties :) Thanks!

  4. This looks very fun! I want to get my hands in it =-) Very cool sensory bin. Thanks for linking to TGIF Linky Party,

  5. what an amazing bin - especially love the cornucopia scoop you made, so fun!

    Thank you so much for sharing this on the sunday showcase! Can't wait to see what you'll share this week -


  6. i love the variety of items that you provided! sensory bins are my favorite! thanks for linking this up to last week's tip-toe thru tuesday party! i hope to see you again this week!

    andie @ crayonfreckles

  7. Beth, Bern, and Andie- Thank you for the compliments and encouragement! Love your link parties! Hope to link up some new things later today :)


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