Trick or Treat!! In this blog, I am going to share three of my favorite Halloween sensory bins! Dollar Tree is my go-to place to stock up on not only manipulatives for my bins but also fillers. I am also going to share a bin with less clean-up, because let’s be honest, cleaning up colored rice and beans tests all of our patience at the end of a busy day. Plus does one ever get all the dyed rice fully get vacuumed/swept??
Halloween Letter Bin ft Orange Rice
I utilized this bin for multiple students with different needs. I would use it for my preschool students to end a session and to explore different textures and also with my students working on letter formation! We would build the letters with google eyes and also trace the letters in the rice! I got these pumpkin cards from Play to Learn TPT store.
Try using a plastic witch finger for some added fun when tracing letters or numbers in the rice!
You can also add this free Simply Special Ed Halloween sorting resource to your bins! Or try this Simply Special Ed Halloween Resource to work on matching
Colorful Bats Sensory Bin ft. Black Beans
Black beans scream Halloween! Who doesn’t love contrasting colors! I use this bin with my younger students! I will bring different tweezers and tongs and we will race to pick up different bat/spider rings! Try using vampire teeth to pick up the plastic rings!!
Hungry-Hungry Pumpkin Bin ft. Play Food
I recently made a similar bin for my daughter. I was looking for a sensory bin that was non-edible and wouldn’t create such a large mess in our playroom! Super simple to make especially if you receive amazon boxes as often as we do! Cut the cardboard to the size of your bin. I recommend cutting the hole first and then sizing your picture around the hole! You can make your creature spooky or silly! I went for a bright orange pumpkin but I was also thinking of a cat or mummy! What do you think?
In the other bin, I had play food! It was a great way to ‘spice’ up a play toy option. This play food, created by Learning Resource, is an investment but I love the quality! I have found that the cheaper options do not hold up very long. I also put different kitchen utensils in the bin like soup ladles, serving spoons, and tongs to add some more imaginary play/fun!
Leave a comment below with a favorite sensory bin you have created and/or your favorite Halloween activity to do with your students!!