Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Autumn Sensory Basket

This week we have been enjoying the book Sara Squirrel and the Lost Acorns by Julie Sykes and Catherin Walters.


I made an autumn sensory basket and included items to go along with the story.

Autumn Sensory Bin 

The basket includes:

  • Silk leaves from Michaels
  • Plastic gourds from Michaels
  • Real acorns
  • Acrylic acorns from Michaels
  • Wooden apples from Walmart
  • Small pinecones from our Hemlock tree
  • Mushroom that I made out of felt
  • Butterfly from Michaels
  • Red pop-poms (berries)
  • Squirrel and mouse made out of straw (I think??) from Michaels

In the story Sara Squirrel and the Lost Acorns, Sara who is always very hungry, discovers that she has run out of acorns. 

  Autumn sensory bin

Sara sets out to gather some acorns in the deep woods.  As Sara is traveling to the woods she is stopped by some of her friends who ask her to gather some items ~ a juicy berry, a crunchy leaf, and a tasty mushroom.  Sara is happy to help her forest friends, but has some trouble gathering all the items.

Aiden and Emily searched for each of the items as we read the story

   Autumn sensory bin

and placed them in a basket as they found them.IMG_3731

Throughout the story there are pictures of butterflies so I included a butterfly in our basket.  We took turns hiding the butterfly and searching for it.

Autumn sensory bin

I have other activities planned around the story and our sensory basket that I will share in my Preschool Corner post later this week.



Michelle said...

This looks like a lot of fun...I am going to need to make one for Emily and Juliette

Wendi said...

I love this idea!

(V.Kerr) School Time Adventures said...

I love the items you chose!

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Cute Fall decor.. by the way..
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Have a blessed day

Rebecca said...

This is adorable!! I love that you made it to go along with that sweet book.

Amanda said...

Love all the colors!

Fall speaks loudly in this post.

And those acorns!!!

The children and I were out walking in the woods today and we spotted acorns of all sorts and my wheels are turning with acorn activities!!!

Mary said...

please share how you made the mushroom it is so cute. I LOVE the whole basket.

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