Happy Halloween! Here are a ton of Halloween sensory bin ideas to make for your kids this spooky season!
I am here for making Halloween into a full month celebration.
One of my favorite ways to celebrate holidays is with fun sensory bins! My kids are 1 and 2, so sensory bins let them dig in, get messy, and laugh a lot.
I really enjoy watching both my kids play with these bins.
My 2 year old son amazes me with how smart he is getting – counting, sorting, and really understanding what’s going on!
My 1 year old is starting to really enjoy playing and sensory bins are one of her first opportunities to explore in a safe and controlled way.
Anyways, if you want to plan weekly – or even daily – Halloween activities, keep scrolling for a ton of ideas to put on your calendar!
To make a sensory bin for halloween you need to combine a filler base with spooky Halloween mix ins in a bin or tray!
Halloween sensory bin filler ideas
Filler is the base of your bin, that add ons are mixed into. Spooky Halloween sensory bin fillers include:
- Black beans*
- Water beads*
- Cooked spaghetti
- Dry dyed rice
- Dry dyed pasta*
- Spider webbing
- Pumpkin seeds
- Kinetic sand
- Play doh
*Beware that these items can be choking hazards for mouthing toddlers and should be very well supervised or saved for older kids
What do you put in a Halloween sensory bin?
You can mix anything spooky into your sensory bins, but some ideas include:
- Plastic spiders, snakes, bugs
- Eyeball balls
- Letters or shapes
- Witch finger toys
- Googley eyes (large)
- Coiled pipe cleaners
- Wooden shapes
- Glow sticks
A sensory bin is any container filled with fillers for babies, toddlers, or preschoolers to play with and explore. A good sensory bin is large enough for kids to play in without pushing the contents out of the bin!
Sensory activities help kids:
- Develop fine motor skills
- Learn to use their imagination
- Practice skills like sorting and counting
Here are some great halloween ideas for sensory bins!
What sensory play are you doing for Halloween fun?!
More Halloween ideas:
- Toddler + preschooler boo basket ideas
- You’ve been booed free printable & basket ideas
- Halloween sensory bin ideas
- Pumpkin wash fall sensory bin for kids
- Halloween scavenger hunt for kids
- Spider themed activity ideas
- Ghost themed activity ideas
- Monster treats for kids
- Spider treats for kids
- Easy DIY Halloween gift ideas
- Candy-free halloween treat ideas
- Halloween breakfast ideas
Thanks for reading!