One of the things I love the most about the month of October are all the Fall/Halloween crafts. I create different sensory bins each month for my kids. Because Halloween is in October, the sensory bin of the month is Halloween themed. So today, I am going to share with you a super easy, not so scary Halloween sensory bin that you can do yourself.
Sensory bins are so helpful for children. They help kids develop fine motor skills, problem solving skills, increase focus and concentration, build nerve connections in the brain, help improve speech and language, and can help reduce anxiety. The list goes on and on but I won't bore you with the details :)
To create your very own Halloween sensory bin you first need to choose a base:
The bases can include colored rice, dried beans, pasta, or popcorn. I chose a base of dried black beans for ease. Be sure and either freeze the black beans for 3-5 days or heat in the oven at 140 degrees for 30 minutes to kill any little bugs that might hatch in them.
Next, grab all of your Halloween mini pumpkins, bats, spiders, cauldrons, and skeleton heads, and put them in your bin.
Then add a scoop, spoon, ice cream scoop, or funnel and let your kids imaginations run wild!
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