Top Halloween Sensory Bins of 2010

Posted on October 29, 2010 | By kayla

I know we've already shared a sensory bin feature this week, but we can't get enough of this wonderfully social, developmentally appropriate, and highly educational play! As Halloween nears, consider updating your bins to reflect the season. You may have considered the customary embellishments - plastic spiders and creepy crawlers, plastic skeleton toys, pumpkin scoops, small black cauldrons, Halloween erasers, etc. - but every sensory bin needs a "base" material. Here are a few fun ideas:

  • Orange, black, purple, and lime green streamers.
  • Orange, black, purple, and lime green "Easter" grass (or thinly shredded paper).
  • Black sunflower seeds with pumpkin seed accents.
  • Pumpkin seeds dyed orange, black, purple, and lime green.

If you're looking for a unique sensory base material (and a bit of messy fun!), try coloring water with washable liquid watercolors, adding cooked spaghetti noodles or other pasta to squish around!

And, of course, we searched the web for festive Halloween sensory bin inspiration. Here are our 2010 favorites that are sure to be dynamic and kid-approved!

plastic bin filled with Halloween objects
Photo Source: www.thepickyapple.com

Designer: Cara | The Picky Apple

plastic bin filled with Halloween objects
Photo Source: puppydogtails.blogspot.com

Designer: Emily | Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

plastic tub filled with Halloween items
Photo Source: www.notimeforflashcards.com

Designer: Allie | No Time For Flash Cards

black cauldron filled with Halloween objects
Photo Source: gironlife.blogspot.com

Designer: Cindy | Along The Way

plastic bin filled with Halloween items
Photo Source: countingcoconuts.blogspot.com

Designer: Mari-Ann | Counting Coconuts

green bowl filled with Halloween items
Photo Source: lettersnumbersandbooksohmy.blogspot.com

Designer: Shannon | Welcome To Our Wonderland

corningware baking dish filled with Halloween objects
Photo Source: www.notimeforflashcards.com

Designer: Allie | No Time For Flash Cards

clear plastic bin filled with Halloween objects
Photo Source: nurturingnaters.blogspot.com

Designer: Becky | Nurturing Naters

plastic container filled with Halloween objects
Photo Source: olivesandpickles.blogspot.com

Designer: Patty | Olives and Pickles

Click on the sensory bin pictures to visit these awesome posts and, while you're there, be sure to browse for other exciting early childhood activities, crafts, and methods! Hope your preschoolers have as much fun learning (and playing!) in these spectacular Halloween sensory bins as we did searching for them!

About kayla

Happily authoring posts about lesson plans, crafts, unique bulletin board ideas, and other helpful resources for SupplyMe since 2008.