Wet and Dry Fall Sensory Table

 

Does it feel like fall where you are? Do you have a lot of natural fall items around? Today’s fall activity is very flexible in which items you use.

We don’t have fall leaves where we live, so we use silk and acrylic leaves. We do have a LOT of pine cones, so we definitely use real ones and certainly never buy any at the craft store 😉 For this one, we also used artificial pumpkins because there weren’t any pumpkins available at the grocery store at the time. Go with whatever you have on hand!

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Wet and Dry Fall Sensory Table - fun with water and fall themed items!

(N was 1 year and 1 month old.)

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Materials for Wet and Dry Fall Sensory Table

  • Water table.
  • Water.
  • Pine cones.
  • Leaves. {If you have real fall leaves, definitely use them! We’re pretty much stuck with artificial leaves around here.}
  • Acrylic leaves.
  • Pumpkins.
  • Apple.

 

When N plays in the water table on his own, I often only put water and items in one compartment. That’s plenty for a young toddler to explore.

For the Wet and Dry Fall Sensory Table, I did the same, but I also put items on the dry side to give N a chance to explore the some of the same items in a different context.

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Wet and Dry Fall Sensory Table - fun with water and fall themed items!

 

Several of the items were bigger than what we usual use in our water play activities. N pulled them out one by one to look at them. He really enjoyed the water running off of them.

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Wet and Dry Fall Sensory Table - fun with water and fall themed items!

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Wet and Dry Fall Sensory Table - fun with water and fall themed items!

 

In between, he made sure to splash around in the water 🙂

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Wet and Dry Fall Sensory Table - fun with water and fall themed items!

 

The apple was his favorite item in there! It’s pretty realistic looking from the top and N pretended to eat it several times. I watched him like a hawk, but I think he knew it wasn’t real. The fake apple definitely didn’t end up with teeth marks {unlike real apples he sometimes get his hands on 😉 }.

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Wet and Dry Fall Sensory Table - fun with water and fall themed items!

 

He didn’t care about the dry side as much, but he did spend some time checking out the big foam pumpkin.

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Wet and Dry Fall Sensory Table - fun with water and fall themed items!

 

He still likes the “passing back and forth” game.

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Wet and Dry Fall Sensory Table - fun with water and fall themed items!

 

He kept coming back to the apple

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Wet and Dry Fall Sensory Table - fun with water and fall themed items!

 

and of course there was a lot of splashing. A LOT!

 

Sensory Activities for Kids: Wet and Dry Fall Sensory Table - fun with water and fall themed items!

 

Honestly, the pictures don’t do the splashing justice at all – so here’s a fun little video for you 🙂 He doesn’t always get this much into it, but he REALLY did this time!

 

 

 

Are you going to try a wet and dry sensory table? What’s your favorite fall activity? Leave a comment below and tell me all about it!

 

 

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