Fall Discovery Basket and Sensory Bin

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Summer is 14 months old.

I love this time of year!  The temperature is starting to cool down and the leaves are slowly beginning to change colors.  In celebration of the new season, we had a Fall themed week.

I made two sensory bins, one for each of the girls.  Abby's had smaller pieces (acrylic pumpkins, acorns and leaves and fall colored pom poms), while Summer's included some silk leaves from an old wreath and little containers for transferring.


She was very interested in Abby's bin, so I stayed nearby to supervise and that seemed to be her favorite!

Sensory Bin Collage  

While Summer doesn't sit still for very long, she does enjoy being read to.  Most times, I'll read a story to her while she's roaming around and she will stop now and then to look at the pictures.  One afternoon, Abby got Summer's attention while reading her easy reader to me.  

Abby reading to Summer

She also tried her hand at dot painting.  I love her artwork!

Summer Dot Painting
Summer's Painting

And, we traveled to a local market with my husband's family for an afternoon of fun for the kids!  Summer enjoyed her first hayride to the pumpkin patch.

Summer and Pumpkin Patch


  1. Fun Fall blessings! And such a darling little one, too!

  2. I love Summer's expression as she's exploring her big sister's sensory bins - so cute! Where did you get the dot paints?

    1. Thanks, Anne. I actually got one set of dot markers from Michael's Craft Store and the other set at our local teacher supply store. But, you can find them easily on Amazon.