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This Halloween sensory bin was one I put together last year. However, we did it so close to Halloween that I didn’t have a chance to share it before the holiday. Nonetheless, I’m excited to share our bin this year because it was really beautiful and my kids had so much fun with it.
Plus, as my kids get older – QBoy is 5 and XGirl will also be 5 later this month – I find they don’t get as excited about sensory bins anymore. Don’t get me wrong – they still enjoy them. But when they were younger they would literally play with these bins for hours. Now they will play for half an hour or so and then move on to new things. So sharing this bin is a bit nostalgic for me, because my kids are growing up!
Note: You can find more Halloween activities on my Halloween Activities for Kids page.
I made this bin with a base of uncooked black beans. To that base I added:
- A paper mache skull
- Plastic pumpkin containers that open and close
- Mini skeletons
- Mini pumpkins
- Plastic spiders
- Halloween finger puppets
My kids were most enamored by the plastic pumpkin containers. They filled them with spiders.
They used them to scoop and dump the beans.
They loved closing them up with objects inside.
The finger puppets got some use as well. 🙂
Here are a few more of my favorite Halloween sensory bins from around the blogosphere:
- Witch’s Brew Sensory Bin from Plain Vanilla Mom
- Pumpkin Patch Small World Sensory Play from Buggy and Buddy
- Halloween Sensory Tub from Dandelions in my Vase
More Halloween resources
More Halloween posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Books about Halloween
- Mason jar jack-o-lantern
- Candy experiments
- Halloween Montessori activities
- Ghost bubbles
- Pumpkin decomposition experiment
- Describe a pumpkin using all five senses
- Drip painted pumpkins
- Halloween Printables Pack
- Jack-o-lantern Printables Pack
- Halloween Bingo
- Halloween do-a-dot printables
- Pumpkin outlines