We’ve been getting ready for my daughter’s Halloween-themed birthday party. Of course that means lots of little Halloween trinkets for goodie bags…just perfect for a quick Halloween sensory bin!
I reused our orange rice from our earlier super easy fall sensory bin. I added a few pair of googly eyes, some “witch broom sticks,” bat rings, skull mini erasers, toy spiders, and some colored plastic table scatter. I also sprinkled in a good helping of gold glitter to make it all a little more magical. (Keep in mind glitter sticks to little hands and may not be a good idea for little ones who rub eyes!)
They both caught a glimpse of it before I took the kindergartner to school, and they were ready to play once she was home!
The preschooler lined up the bat rings on a stick and was delighted that they all hung upside down like real bats.
While he told a story about a happy bat family, big sister was making a witch’s stew.
She dug into the plastic snack drawer and proceeded to dish up delicious bowls of witch’s stew. Want a bowl?
That’s when I remembered the battery tea lights I had meant to put in the bin! They loved this new addition and spent quite a while checking out what each item looked like in the light and pretending to cook the witch’s stew over candle light.
Once they were finished playing, I decided to try something new. Instead of putting it all away, I poured some of the rainbow rice into a pencil pouch. Then I added in a few of the skull erasers, googly eyes, table scatter, etc. to make our own Seek and Find pouch.
I just put a piece of clear packing tape across the zipper of the pouch, but for a younger child I would sew the zipper pull so you can’t just dump it.
Mine have been enjoying their new Seek and Find pouch in the car this week.
What Halloween fun have you been doing?