Montessori How-To: Fall Sensory Work

It’s beginning to look a lot like…Autumn!

The fall season brings forth new, fall-themed activities and lessons in the classrooms. A few of our teachers have fully taken advantage of all that the season brings. They’ve incorporated fun, fall sensorial baskets in their rooms, amongst many other seasonal activities. This is a great example of how to incorporate practical autumn accessories into your classroom, while keeping the spirit of learning, creativity, and discovery alive.

A few photos from our fall sensorial basket in our toddler community…

A few simple fall items such as pine cones, gourds, pumpkins, leaves, or twigs can create an exciting sensorial work for any child.

A few simple fall items such as pine cones, gourds, pumpkins, leaves, or twigs can create an exciting sensorial work for any child.

A few simple items such as pine cones, gourds, pumpkins, leaves, or twigs can create an exciting sensorial work for any child.

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I feel the gourd's texture, rub it on my cheek, inspect its color, exercising all of my senses.

I feel the gourd’s texture, rub it on my cheek, and inspect its color, exercising all of my senses.

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Little verbalization is needed for this work, except for the description of the materials, and how to handle each object in the basket. This is a great work to stimulate my senses while learning about different seasons!

For more ideas on DIY sensorial exercises, I would encourage you to visit our school’s Pinterest page: