Hello everyone! Happy September! We just started fresh with new materials in our sensory table for the month. In August, my sensory bin filler was shredded paper–and I switched out the tools periodically to keep the kids interested. September’s sensory table has a new filler: oats!
We are starting out with an apple theme for the month of September, so I found some craft apples at Joann’s. I also added pie tins, measuring cups, and measuring spoons to the oats for the children to pretend to make pies. Today was their first day playing with it, and EVERYBODY wanted to be at the sensory table all day long! The kids all had fun scooping and pouring the oats into the pie pins and pretending to serve their friends and teachers. I observed them counting apples as they played, and proclaiming themselves as “the piemaker.” They enjoyed it so much that one of the pie tins got really squished. Oops! Thankfully, I have more.
These are the apples I bought from JoAnn Fabrics–so many uses!
I would have added cinnamon sticks if it weren’t for a cinnamon allergy in my class. I don’t want an allergic reaction! A fellow preschool teacher in one of my teaching groups suggested adding beige/tan felt to be the “tops” of the pies–which I cannot wait to add! As the weeks go on, we will probably add different materials to the oats. Later this month, I might take the apples out and add pinecones, craft leaves, or other materials for an autumn sensory bin.
By the way–hop over to my Instagram profile to see the video I made about this apple pie sensory bin. I will be doing these descriptive videos monthly (thanks to your requests!!) on Instagram, so make sure you’re following Every Little Adventure to see them!