A few weeks ago I made a space sensory bin for the girls and used it to practice some spellings with Molly. The materials for the bin were mainly black with a few star sequins thrown in so I thought it would work perfectly for a Halloween sensory bin.
What we used:
- silver foil tray
- rice – dyed back
- dried black beans
- black glitter
- silver and gold star sequins
- plastic bats, rats and spiders
- Halloween witch figures
- Halloween muffin tray
- mini pumpkins
The girls loved playing with this and the rice did feel lovely. I dyed it using a few teaspoons of food colouring and some antibacterial hand gel and then left it overnight. I let the girls add each of the materials with a spoon. They loved adding the glitter and sequins best, of course. I’m quite impressed with how well they kept the rice in the tray. To be honest, I made more of a mess this time as to begin with I used a very thin plastic bag to dye the rice with and it all dropped out the bottom. Then after we had played with it for a few days, I balanced it rather precariously and it fell off the sideboard.
The girls really liked putting the rice into the muffin tins and making spooky-looking cakes. It was really good for practising fine motor skills. The next day when the twins had their nap I sneaked some Halloween chocolates in to see if they noticed. It didn’t take long and they were delighted with the surprise!
We put the rest of the treats into a hollowed-out pumpkin, which made a brilliant container. Unfortunately, they didn’t last until Halloween so all the poor children visiting will be a bit disappointed.
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