Little Bee and I had fun with this beautiful Autumn sensory bowl full of corn kernels, acorns, and small pumpkins. As soon as Little Bee spotted this bowl full of exploration opportunities, he sat right down and made himself at home. I love that when I create something special for Little Bee to explore that he knows he is in for a treat. He literally begged for this bowl to be placed within his reach and this activity kept him busy for over an hour.
I loved it when I noticed that Little Bee was carefully filling up each tiny acorn cap with corn kernels! Isn't this adorable? I didn't show him how to do this, it was something that Little Bee discovered all on his own.I set up a transfer station for him with extra bowls, a scoop, and the freedom to explore. I adore the picture of Little Bee below with is mouth open in concentration as he transfers a scoopful of corn kernels to a new bowl. Little Bee is also learning how to pour from one bowl to the next, by turning the bowl upside down and scrapping the contents out with his scoop. This was another activity that Little Bee discovered how to do all on his own.Little Bee also used metal tongs to transfer acorns from one bowl to the next.
*Please note that acorns are a choking hazard and your toddler should never be left alone while using materials that pose a choking risk. Please use these materials with caution in mind and a watchful eye. Thank you.
Then I added water to the sensory bowl and Little Bee added everything else. It was fun to see that the corn kernels sunk to the bottom while the acorns and pumpkins floated. This is a wonderful "float" and "sink" activity. And at the very end, after all the fun and messy play...
Little Bee helped Mama with cleaning up.
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