Last year, we made a couple different Halloween sensory bins. I did a batch order in the fall from Oriental Trading, which included goodies for the sensory bottles we did, a sensory bin, and some things for Evan’s birthday.
I remembered in early October that I had these things tucked away in the basement, and figured the boys would enjoy another sensory bin.
A larger container would probably have worked better, but these plastic shoebox sized containers worked just fine for the job! The boys didn’t mind it being small one bit. And bonus – less to clean up! We use this size container for SO many things.
Both boys enjoyed separating everything into piles, and putting things into the plastic pumpkins. The beads are always a hit, too.
The bins included:
- Orange Beaded Necklaces
- Pumpkin shells from Oriental Trading Co. (they came with candy inside)
- Stretchy skeletons from Oriental Trading Co.
- Rubbery spiders from dollar store
- A couple toy bears in costumes from Oriental Trading Co.
I bet these things would be great for the Teal Pumpkin Project!
We got these rubber spiders from the dollar store, but the packs were small, so I bought a couple. The boys love them, and I love that they were cheap, because they have inevitably lost some legs in the process of being played with by two young boys.
I did a sensory bin with the skeletons and spiders in a tub full of black and white beans, but I didn’t like the dry bean residue getting on the rubbery items. Of course, I was the only one that minded that.
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