sunflower sensory bin

Who can help but love the amazingly tall sunflowers that stand sentinel over the last days and weeks of summer.

Blazes of yellows, oranges, russets and browns.  

Bringing us into Fall.

And inspiring a sunflower sensory bin.  

sunflower  birdseed - as cheap as I could find
a few orangey-brown coloured glass gems and plastic jewels
artificial fall coloured flowers (dollar store)
sunflower napkin rings with the "ring" removed (dollar store )
a couple terra cotta plant pots
a watering can
a wooden bowl (thrift shop)
a wooden spoon (thrift shop)
a rake and shovel

This is one of the easiest and fastest bins that I have ever put together.  

The sunflower seeds make wonderful filling and pouring material. 

They can be thoughtfully poured onto the middle of each flower - to go where the seeds are "meant to go". 

A few amber gems and plastic jewels bring a little sparkle and inspire flower embellishment. 

Flowers are arranged in the pots and on the sunflower seeds. 

Thanks to these three lovely girls who gave the bin a test run for me - and their mum who let me borrow them.  

Their recommendation was to add little wooden acorns.  Keeping my eye out for little wooden acorns.



  1. Love it! Sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers!
    Grade ONEderful

  2. Anyone wanted to eat sunflower seeds? :) Lovely sensory bin idea with one of my favorite flowers!

    1. So far, the children that have played with the sensory bin have not shown any inclination to eat the sunflower seeds. The youngest has been three. Lots of pouring and filling though.

  3. What a gorgeous sensory bin! Love this!

  4. I am in love - so beautiful and all the fall colors for kids.

  5. Great Idea! The kids look like they are really enjoying it! Thx for linking this post up at the thoughtful spot. Hope to see you again soon!

  6. Oh, I love this sensory bin!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!


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