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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Sensory Bin

I thought it would be fun to put together a Halloween Sensory Bin for Kylie to explore during the month of October.  I actually was able to put together two different kinds of sensory bins and will be highlighting the second one later this week.

I scouted our area stores - Specifically Target dollar section, Michaels dollar Section and Dollar Tree - for some great Halloween finds.  I also purchased a few things that were a little over a dollar, but I used my Michaels 40% off coupon and pretty much paid a dollar (most of the Halloween themed things in stores are now 40%-60% off right now).  Several of the things came in bulk as well (beans, balls, erasers, spiders, etc)

Here are some of the supplies I used.

Various items for scooping and pouring

pompoms, foam stickers, super balls, pumpkin erasers, sparkly balls, skeleton heads, eyeballs and redneck teeth
plastic spiders, shiny pompoms, bats erasers, ghost erasers, various Halloween themed erasers, large orange jewel, Halloween themed confetti
(Note: Trays are from Dollar Tree)

Mirror, unfinished wood chests and coffin, Plastic bats and spiders, toy skeletons, pumpkin bucket, glass marbles, glitter light-up skull, tombstone, monster dog toy, Halloween themed wood cutouts, ghost finger puppet, bead necklaces,  
Dried beans:  I chose black and also a white color with blacks spots on them that looked like eyes.
And here are some pics of Kylie enjoying her Halloween Sensory box.
A little freaked out by the skull at first, but she quickly warmed up when she figured out that he lights up and his eyes change colors.

At first, she was a little overwhelmed, but she quickly dove in.

Exploring:  She likes spiders (I think this is because I gave a big reaction when I saw a REAL one the other day- Kylie thought it was funny.

She loved putting on the fake fingers.

And a few miscellaneous pics of what we have in there.

Kylie has had a great time making "potions" and "stews", trying on the redneck teeth, wearing spiders, and "burying" the skeletons.

The best part of this activity is that is stimulates ALL of her senses without any sugar or sweets and is just plain old fashioned.....(Fun)

I'd love to hear all the fun things you do at YOUR house to make Halloween fun, safe and enjoyable!

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