It has finally all come together..
at last The Autumn Sensory Box,
as a gift to Big Seed to celebrate Autumn Equinox.
Inspired by Counting Coconuts, I emptied the sand from the box and filled it
with Autumnal delights.
1 set of silk leaves of various colours
1 set of brown paper leaves for scrapbooking
Leaf buttons all from Ebay
7 needle felted acorns made by myself
10 needle felted apples by myself in a wooden bowl
Leaf cookie cutters from CSN Stores
Wooden apple from Ebay
Gorgeous knitted apples from Grandma Seed in a knitted pouch.
Toy hedgehog found by chance in the shop at the Welsh National Botanic Gardens
Little box with mirror and wooden squirrel to hide inside
from this remarkable wooden toy shop.
Autumn Gnome made by myself, real cones and felt pumpkins from a local toy shop.
I adore these wooden acorns from Etsy shop Natural Kids & Toys
I added a strawberry huller ( like tweezers) and a yellow Chinese soup spoon,
cinnamon sticks, and some real acorns.
I covered the box with our new Autumn silk from Beneath The Rowan Tree.
Then we gathered round to see his face when he lifted it.
He loved it...well what kid wouldn't?
Many of these objects have dual purposes to justify being bought.
The wooden acorns, apples, buttons, etc will be used in counting games.
The leaves and buttons will be used for sorting activities.
The Autumn silk is used a great deal in dressing up as King Autumn Gnome and for storytelling.
The cutters for playdough, cooking, and roleplay.
Wooden animals for imaginary play and storytelling.
You can alternatively make a natural sensory box from real leaves and treasures for free.
Homeschooling can be really beautiful!
Have you entered our Autumn Gnome Giveaway here?