Halloween Sensory Bins

When I taught preschool one of the most popular areas in the classroom was the sensory table. I loved creating themed sensory bins for my preschoolers and continued once I left the classroom and had my own kids. My boys grew out of the sensory table stage (they are both in junior high now!) so I was excited to start being able to put sensory bins together again for my daughter who is almost two. She loves playing in them every day and I love all the benefits that sensory bins bring.

Kids are naturally curious which is why sensory bins work so well. They are a great educational activity and way for children to learn by exploring through hands-on activities that let them touch, look, smell, listen, and taste. As they are exploring, they are developing their senses and fine motor skills through play.

With Halloween around the corner I thought it would be fun to share some Halloween sensory bins. (This post includes affiliate links.) Since Halloween is full of imagination and play already, these themed bins are so simple to put together and really capture the attention of kids. I currently have one with gourds, pumpkins, leaves, and acorns in it but it will get more “spooktacular” as we creep towards Halloween. This was a Halloween sensory table I did years ago for my boys filled with beans, feathers, sparkly pom poms, black crinkle paper, and mini jack o’ lantern buckets:

Here are 13 fun Halloween sensory bins from other bloggers that your child is sure to love! 

Kids will love exploring with this glow in the dark Halloween spaghetti and eyeball sensory bin. It is an easy sensory bin that can be put together in no time.

Slimy and creepy, this pumpkin slime guts sensory bin is perfect for Halloween and sensory play. Kids will love getting their fingers in the slime and feeling for the pumpkin seeds.

This edible Halloween bin is made up of jello and you can add some fun Halloween themed candy to make the sensory bin even more fun.

Fun, spooky, and colorful, this October sensory bin is full of Halloween themed goodies to help kids explore and learn. (I love how she uses the Little Tikes Garden table for her sensory bin because it’s the perfect height for toddlers. My daughter loves playing in her garden table!)

You can use any fun Halloween themed toys, party favors, and textures for this Halloween sensory activity. 

An easy to make Halloween sensory bin, this fun activity includes spaghetti noodles and plastic spiders that kids can count.

Perfect for fall and Halloween, kids will love learning as they dig in and explore with this corn sensory bin.

A little bit of messy play but so many different creative ways for children to learn, this Halloween water bin will be a hit.

Using a bit of slime in a bin, this glow in the dark slime becomes a fun and creative Halloween sensory bin that kids will love exploring.

Pair these Halloween bins with a few fun Halloween books and you have the perfect variety of learning activities. (There’s also dozens- probably hundreds- of more sensory ideas on this site so make sure to check them out!)

Kids will love scooping, pouring, touching, and investigation the little creepy crawlers that are included in this Halloween sensory bin. She also shares how to dye the rice orange which is really helpful!

Using a few supplies from your local Dollar Store, this fun Halloween bin will encourage children to explore and learn.

Another fun spider bin, this Halloween bin is colorful and fun for kids to touch and play with water beads and toy spiders.

 

Need a sensory table? I just bought this one for my toddler and it’s perfect! I like that I can keep the bins together for more play space or make two different sensory bin tables for separate rooms in my home. I currently have a “messy” one in the kitchen that requires a lot of supervision and one in our living room that I can leave open for her to play in throughout the day with minimal supervision because it has larger items in it and is easily picked up. The legs also adjust so I can raise the bin and it will work well into elementary school. Buy it here.

And here are 13 more Halloween sensory bins: https://makingtimeformommy.com/2013/10/04/13-halloween-sensory-bins/

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Colorful Sensory Activities {HOP}

I’m really excited to be joining in as a host of the Hands-On Play Party with some fabulous bloggers. The linky will be posted each Tuesday. This week I’m sharing some of my favorite colorful sensory activities from bloggers that linked up to last week’s HOP linky.

Rainbow Finger Bath Paint from Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

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Crazy Color Sensory Bin from Craftulate

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Rainbow Bubble Wrap Printing from Sow Sprout Play

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Edible Rainbow Sensory Bin from Life With Moore Babies

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Visit my co-hosts!

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb Mask Crafts from Stir the Wonder

Cardboard Tube Kazoo from P is for Preschooler

Easter Egg Listening Game from Little Bins for Little Hands

The Lorax: Truffula Forest Sensory Bin from Lemon Lime Adventures

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Check out our Pinterest board!

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Now it’s your turn! What fun hands-on play activities have you been creating at home? If you are a blogger you can link up your blog posts (no more than 3 please) or, if you don’t have a blog, share your activities on Facebook and leave a link in the comments below. Just looking for activity ideas? You can do that as well by clicking on images linked up below to view the full posts.

(Please note: If you are linking up below you give the hosts permission to use an image with a link back if you are featured in a future HOP post.)



Scented Sensory Bins {HOP}

I’m really excited to be joining in as a host of the Hands-On Play Party with some fabulous bloggers. This linky will be posted each Tuesday. I will be sharing some of my own activities for kids plus sharing some other great ideas from bloggers that link up each week.

This week I’m sharing some scented sensory bins. Children can use their sense of smell along with sense of touch with these bins. My kids enjoyed this hot cocoa sensory tub a couple winters ago:

Here are a couple of my favorite scented sensory tubs linked up for HOP the past couple weeks:

Lemon-Scented Cloud Dough from Teaching Mama

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Lavender Salt Sensory Table from  Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

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Visit my co-hosts!

Wind Science Exploration Table from Stir the Wonder

Simple Easter Egg Games from Little Bins for Little Hands

Homemade Playdough Gift Sets from Lemon Lime Adventures

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Check out our Pinterest board!

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Now it’s your turn! What fun hands-on play activities have you been creating at home? If you are a blogger you can link up your blog posts (no more than 3 please) or, if you don’t have a blog, share your activities on Facebook and leave a link in the comments below. Just looking for activity ideas? You can do that as well by clicking on images linked up below to view the full posts.

(Please note: If you are linking up below you give the hosts permission to use an image with a link back if you are featured in a future HOP post.)



13 Halloween Sensory Bins

I had lots of fun creating a roundup of Fall sensory bins (find that post here) so I wanted to do another one focused on Halloween sensory bins! Here are 13 different ones to help you have some spooky sensory fun this season.

via 3 Dinosaurs

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Spooky Boo Bubbles via Momma’s Fun World

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 via Plain Vanilla Mom

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CREEPY, CRAWLY HALLOWEEN WATER BEADS SENSORY BIN via Little Bins For Little Hands

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via Glittering Muffins

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Purple Monster Tub via Dandelions In My Vase

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Goblin Guts via Growing A Jeweled Rose

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via Suzy Homeschooler

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Spooky Sensory Bin via Happy Hooligans

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via Tutus & Tea Parties

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Spooky Slime Sensory Tub via What Do You Do All Day?

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via Housing A Forest

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10 Fall Sensory Tables For Kids

I love sensory tables. It could be the preschool teacher in me or the fact that my children, who have sensory processing issues, enjoy playing in the table for long periods of time. I’m already thinking of Autumn themed tables so I wanted to share mine with you and 9 others I found online:

After this picture was taken I also added pinecones, fake apples, and cups/scoops

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Check out this corn cob filled table from Reggio Inspired

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Trigger the sense of smell in your sensory bin by using the scents of Fall like Fantastic Fun & Learning did.

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I love this Fall farm themed table from No Time for Flash Cards

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Mom To 2 Posh Lil Divas added straw to her Fall sensory table

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Have apple picking on the brain? This apple themed sensory box by Pink and Green Mama is so cute!

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Kids Activities Blog shares 10 natural items you can put in your Fall sensory tub. Great way to connect with nature!

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Cloud dough is fun, especially when it’s a nice scent like this pumpkin scented cloud dough from Growing a Jeweled Rose.

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Instead of dry pasta in your sensory bin, try cooked pasta. This completely different texture adds to the sensory experience. Visit 123 Homeschool 4 Me to learn more.

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I like the scraps of materials and papers that Sugar Aunts put in their Fall sensory bin.

(Linked up at: Upside Down Homeschooling)