Forest Floor Fall Sensory Activity

This Forest Floor fall sensory activity lets little hands feel the slippery surface of leaves, sticks and pinecones after a heavy rain washes dirt and other debris to create a slimy forest environment under the tree-tops.

Have you ever felt the forest floor after a heavy rain? Well wonder no more! This is one of many fun water-based sensory bins.

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Forest Floor Fall Sensory Bin and Activity for Kids | Mommy Evolution

Rebecca of CraftCreateCalm is bringing her talent of creating calming activities to our Fall Sensory Series today! 

For more fall fun, make this Fall Leaf Sensory Bin and Fall Leaf Tree Craft.

Adorable Fall Books

When you’re done playing, snuggle up and enjoy these Fall Books with your child.

The Busy Little SquirrelThe Busy Little SquirrelThere Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board BookI Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board BookFletcher and the Falling LeavesFletcher and the Falling Leaves


Fletcher and the Falling LeavesFletcher and the Falling LeavesIn the Middle of FallIn the Middle of FallFall (Bright Baby Touch and Feel)Fall (Bright Baby Touch and Feel)Mouse's First FallMouse’s First Fall


Or enjoy these Fall Board Books with your toddlers as well as Books about Fall Leaves. It’s the perfect way to tie in the holiday to your Autumn activities!

Forest Floor Fall Sensory Activity

Fall Sensory Bin Items | Mommy Evolution

Fall Sensory Activity Supplies:

Fall Sensory Bin with Acorns | Mommy Evolution

Making your slime:

Mix about a cup of soap flakes with 3 ½ cups hot water until the flakes dissolve.

Let sit for an hour and whisk to create a slimy texture.

This isn’t a thick slime, but more of a slimy water substance.

Fall Sensory Play Bin with Leaves and Acorns | Mommy Evolution

Creating your slimy forest floor:

Place the acorns, leaves and pinecones into the tray.

My kids gathered a few small sticks from our backyard to add too.

Pour the slime mixture over the contents of the tray and let the kids play!

I added the soil substrate to the mixture after they had played for a while, and they loved the muddy environment.

Add a few scoops and cups to let them fill with slippery acorns.

It’s messy, so place a towel or something down. But luckily, it’s soap water!

Forest Floor Fall Sensory Activity | Mommy Evolution

Fun Fall Printables!

These fall printables are the perfect way to enjoy the season’s wonders with a touch of creativity.

Let the fall adventures begin with these delightful and printable activities for kids!

Want more sensory ideas? Be sure to check out our other fun sensory activities for kids!

This post is part of the Fall Sensory Play series, hosted by Mommy Evolution in partnership with The Sensory Spectrum. Go to the Fall Sensory Series to get the latest sensory fun for your kiddos!

About Rebecca: Rebecca is a mom to four, blogging about creating a calm place within our busy lives through crafts, organization, aromatherapy and teaching at home.

Follow her on her journey towards calm, and hopefully you’ll be inspired to add a little creative calm to your life at!

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