It is hard to believe it is Autumn already and that the harvest has come and gone. As we live in the countryside Adam regularly sees tractors carrying different loads. What better way to celebrate harvest than with a harvest sensory bin using different cereals from the kitchen cupboard.
We used Shreddies, Weetabix and Cherrios. In the box I placed our fake grass mat as a base and added a farm house and a variety of tractors. At one end I stacked toilet roll tubes to represent hay bales.
Adam’s play focused on the Weetabix. He transferred them from one side of the sensory bin and placed them inside the toilet roll tubes. There were a few tubes Adam couldn’t push the Weetabix into because they were are the bottom of the stack. So he pulled the tube out from the bottom of the pile and pushed the Weetabix in and then made the stack up again.
Next Adam discovered he could stack the Weetabix. They made a great tower. His record was making a stack of 8 Weetabix.
Adam is a fussy eater and rarely shows interest in food. However, during our harvest sensory bin play he picked up some Shreddies and had a nibble. It wasn’t long before he was picking piece after piece up and eating them. Our harvest sensory bin had turned into a large snack bowl – although it did have me running into the kitchen to retrieve the packaging to ensure that the cereals didn’t contain milk. I wonder what other foods I could introduce. I blame our recent edible dinosaur sensory bin!
* A variety of cereals. We used Shreddies, Weetabix and Cherrios.
* Fake grass mat
* Farm house and tractors
* Toilet roll tubes
Adam was 2 years and 5 months old.
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