Gold At The End Of The Rainbow Sensory Bin

I love sensory tables and if you do as well I have something fun to share with you! I’m participating in a 40 day series all about sensory bin fillers. 40 bloggers, 40 days, and 40 different items you can add to your sensory tables!

Today, I am sharing about feathers. I love using feathers because they are soft but have a texture to them that is unique and I love hearing my kids giggle as the feathers tickle their hands. They come in all kinds of colors so any themed table you are trying to create you can probably add feathers to.

On Monday I shared a very green St. Patrick’s Day sensory tub so today I wanted to share a more colorful one. I kept it very simple because most of the time if something isn’t simple it won’t get put together. I used a bag of colorful feathers and some gold coins and made a “Gold at the End of the Rainbow” sensory tub.

It wasn’t quite a rainbow since I didn’t realize that the mixed bag of feathers I grabbed as I ran through the store the other day didn’t contain all the colors of the rainbow but I think you all get the point :)

I really wish I had little black pots for them to put the gold in but I couldn’t find them anywhere in stores. Lucas liked finding the coins and then hiding them for others to find. We practiced counting. With Jake we did some simple addition and subtraction. If you have all of the rainbow colors they can make a rainbow out of the feathers.

Other seasonal themed sensory tables I’ve made with feathers include a Halloween Jack O’ Lantern sensory table and a Valentine’s Day themed sensory table.



40 Sensory Bin Fillers Pinterest

Find link to all the blogs participating here.

Have ideas for feather filled sensory tables? Link up below and share them!


10 Fall Sensory Tables For Kids

I love sensory tables. It could be the preschool teacher in me or the fact that my children, who have sensory processing issues, enjoy playing in the table for long periods of time. I’m already thinking of Autumn themed tables so I wanted to share mine with you and 9 others I found online:

After this picture was taken I also added pinecones, fake apples, and cups/scoops


Check out this corn cob filled table from Reggio Inspired


Trigger the sense of smell in your sensory bin by using the scents of Fall like Fantastic Fun & Learning did.


I love this Fall farm themed table from No Time for Flash Cards


Mom To 2 Posh Lil Divas added straw to her Fall sensory table


Have apple picking on the brain? This apple themed sensory box by Pink and Green Mama is so cute!


Kids Activities Blog shares 10 natural items you can put in your Fall sensory tub. Great way to connect with nature!


Cloud dough is fun, especially when it’s a nice scent like this pumpkin scented cloud dough from Growing a Jeweled Rose.


Instead of dry pasta in your sensory bin, try cooked pasta. This completely different texture adds to the sensory experience. Visit 123 Homeschool 4 Me to learn more.


I like the scraps of materials and papers that Sugar Aunts put in their Fall sensory bin.

(Linked up at: Upside Down Homeschooling)

Hot Cocoa Sensory Tub

Now that it’s cold outside we are always looking for fun activities to do. I put together a hot cocoa sensory bin with a canister of hot cocoa mix, a bag of mini gingerbread man marshmallows, a funnel, a spoon, and some cups and bowls. Jake loved playing with this sensory tub and it smelled delicious!

Hot cocoa w/ marshmallows. The marshmallows were on clearance because thcy were from Christmas.


Ready for playtime


Jake liked eating the marshmallows, too!

Fall Sensory Table

Our Fall Sensory Table: beans, leaves, and gourdes

The boys were also given spoons and nesting cups.

After this picture was taken I added other items:

Acorn Bells

Pretend apples and small pinecones


More ideas of what you can put in your Fall sensory bins can be found on the following blogs:


Counting Coconuts

I Can Teach My Child

No Time For Flashcards

Our Cup Of Tea


Linked up to: The Sunday Showcase and Link & Learn