Autumn was sure short in our neck of the woods. Feels like we barely had 3 weeks between t-shirt weather and snow.
The other day I spied these cute little ceramic houses for “Christmas town” at Dollar Tree. I picked up the train station, coffee shop, toy shop, bridge, and gazebo but there were about dozen other pieces in their Christmas town set from people and homes to ponds and snowmen. While I was at Dollar Tree I also picked up a 3 pack of Ivory soap bars.
I used a cheese grater to grate the soap into fake snow then arranged the ceramic houses in a sensory bin.
I added two small spoons (previous Dollar Tree purchases), two small plastic cups (also previous Dollar Tree purchases), and filled one of the cups with white beans (yet another previous Dollar Tree purchase).
I threw in some small silver-colored jingle bells which I had on hand from a previous project.
This bin was a whole lot of good, clean fun.