Fall Fun - Sensory Table

sensorytable Use the sensory table in your classroom as much as possible, and change out the objects with the seasons! This activity encourages exploration with objects that remind us of Autumn.


  • To encourage creativity without having a finished product
  • To explore everyday objects
  • To develop fine motor skills

Before You Start: Gather fall-like materials. Examples include dried beans of various colors and sizes, gourds and pumpkins, apples, leaves, pumpkin seeds, water, hay, straw, plastic farm animals, wheat, etc.

Let's Get Started! Step 1. Mix and match the various materials and place them in the sensory table to create a center in which the children's imaginations and creativity can blossom.

Step 2. You can choose leaves, farm animal figures, mini pumpkins, pumpkin seeds, and other materials associated with Fall. This will open dramatic play possibilities, encouraging kids to create a story around the materials they have.

Furthermore: If your school/center doesn't have a sensory table, you can use small buckets for individual sensory play. Also, consider using a plastic pool for sensory play outdoors.

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