Creepy Crawly Halloween Sensory Play
Halloween Sensory Play With Water Beads
Halloween can be such a fun and novel holiday for young children. It certainly doesn't have to be scary or frightening but it can be a little creepy, crawly and filled with silly sensory play! Sensory play like this hands-on Halloween sensory play activity is an awesome resource for early learning. There are so many ways to increase fine motor, language, social/emotional and play skills! Read more about sensory bins and sensory play and why we have done so much of it at our house with this post, ALL ABOUT SENSORY BINS AND PLAY!
Creepy crawly spider and eyeball Halloween sensory play theme!
I simply repurposed our already made red water beads into a fun new sensory play bin. This time I added a dollar store package of eyeballs and glow in the dark spiders (not quite enough glow for my camera). I also had some random pieces of pvc pipe found at any hardware store. Combine it all, play and squish.
So Many Ways To Play
Add scoops and containers for practice dumping and filling. Add tongs for picking out items! All are great practice for fine motor skills too. Count the eye balls and the spiders for a little math and read a Halloween book to add a literacy component. See how easy sensory bins are for early learning play!
I had also put out a tall glass vase to see what he would do. Of course he filled it and dumped it! Again and again using tongs, scoops and his hands. Water beads were bouncing everywhere, but how cool do the water beads and eyeballs look in the vase?
He even came up with his own idea for the pvc pipe and used it as a scoop. I am always excited when he takes play and makes it his own! Water beads are so much fun. We will be using these for a few more fun projects. We hid spiders and eyeballs and stacked them on the pipe pieces!
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