Entertain your kids for hours with this fun Halloween activity! Kids of all ages enjoy digging around to find their favorite Halloween toy! Even my middle schoolers love playing with it! It’s cheap and easy and quick to put together.
If you’ve never made a sensory bin for your kids before, you’re missing out! I even like playing with it!
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I Love Halloween
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday.
Pumpkins, candy, Garfield’s Halloween special, cold weather, homemade costumes that make you feel like a million bucks.
What’s not to like?
Over the years, Halloween has lost some of its magic. I think that happens for most adults.
But, a lot of that comes back when you have kids!
When you make the holiday about someone else, any holiday really, you recapture those same warm, excited feelings.
Let’s Make a Halloween Sensory Bin!
***CHOKING HAZARD!*** Before you start, please make sure your child is old enough that they won’t choke on anything you’re putting in the bin. And for very young children, always play WITH them in case of an emergency.
The real beauty of this activity is it gives purpose to all those cheap, dollar store, party favors your kids end up with from various Halloween activities throughout the holiday season.
I find things all the time, even during the year.
Tiny plastic skull? Throw it in the sensory bin.
Painfully scratchy spider ring? Into the bin.
Soft mini pumpkin that used to be in a set that I loved from Target but is the last surviving member? Get in the bin!
Random tiny orange monkey, yellow mustache eraser, or pink vampire teeth? They’ve all got a home in the sensory bin.
Here’s how to make this fun Halloween activity.
Grab some type of bin that has a lid. This is helpful when you want to put it away for a while.
Buy enough dried black beans to fill about 3/4 of the bin.
For the toys, I grabbed 3 or 4 different party packs of cheap Halloween toys that have six or more items.
You can use bouncy balls with spiders in them, pumpkin erasers, tiny skulls, little Halloween skate boards, glow-in-the-dark spiders, or multicolor skeletons.
Make sure to throw some things in there for scooping. I had some small candy holders in different Halloween shapes that worked perfectly.
Now you’ve got a great Halloween activity that didn’t cost very much and will entertain your kids for days!
Jessica’s Tips for a Halloween Activity Sensory Bin
-Don’t get the beans wet or they will mold and you’ll have to throw them out.
-When you’re done with the bin, take out the toys and toss the beans outside. They’ll grow into and bunch of fun bean plants!
-Don’t stress about picking up every bean. Make it easier on yourself and scoop up what you want then just vacuum the rest.
-You can throw other random things in there for your kids to find too. I tossed in anything small that was vaguely a Halloween color. Like gems, erasers, a tiny owl and monkey, blocks. They love it!
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