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14 Halloween Sensory Bin Ideas

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!

How do you make a sensory bin for Halloween?

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
  • Water
  • Jello

*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
  • Candy
  • Glow sticks
fun and easy halloween sensory bin ideas

What makes a good sensory bin?

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!

Halloween Sensory Bin Ideas

Looking for fun Halloween sensory bins? Here are a ton of ideas to inspire you!

What sensory play are you doing for Halloween fun?!

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