Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fall sand play {Kids Co-op}

Fall is almost here!!! I, like so many would say that fall is my favorite season. That slight chill in the air, pumpkin spice, the extra blankets you throw on the bed at night. Oh yes it is all so sweet. 

Over the weekend we went on a nature walk and collected rocks, sticks, and some pretty freshly fallen leaves. The next morning we placed those collected items in the sand table and let the boys explore. W mainly liked hitting the sand with his shovel while B dug the sand with the sticks and had fun hiding the rocks under the sand and coming back to dig them up. He even made a "tree" from one of the leaves we collected. 

B loved collecting items during our walk in his little pail and seemed to like playing with them afterwards as well. I loved that it was such a simple activity that can change each time we do it based on what we collect. 


  1. I wish I had a sand table now! We may have to make a mini sand table because this looks like fun. I love that you used things you had collected on a a nature walk. We just did a fall sensory bin indoors, because it is still hot here.

    1. It is hot here today! Right when I got my hopes up. But being from Southern California there was never an official fall season. Maybe that is why I like it so much now that I actually experience it. We just got our table last month but I have used those under the bed storage containers on top on some benches before.

  2. Love the added fall touch for the sand table. My boys would love this. Going to Fb share and pin as my finds from the kids co-op this week. Jaime@FSPDT

  3. Crunchy leaves are the best. Great idea to combine those things with the sand table. Today we took our rose pedals that had fallen on the ground and the girls used them as pretend food in their cooking toys. It was a fun day. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

  4. Visiting your blog for the first time...loving your photgraphy! :)
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  5. Thank you! That is such a nice compliment :)