After discovering a witches cauldron in PoundLand I wanted to create a Halloween Sensory Bin. I found black and orange straws that I could cut up and use as the sensory bin base. The straws were cut into segments that were different lengths. I purchased some soft centred green and red eyes from PoundLand and hid them in the straws. Finally, I decorated the sensory bin with cute purple bat pom poms.
I knew that Adam would start transferring the sensory bin’s contents straight away so I gave him a Halloween ice cube tray. At first he took the straws out one scoop at a time.
Then Adam discovered the eyes. He searched through the sensory bin to pick out the eyes and place them in the ice cube tray.
Whilst Adam was playing, I discovered that some of the straw ends had stuck together when I had cut them. If you squeezed the ends of the straw it made a popping sound. it felt like popping bubble wrap and became quite addictive.
It didn’t take long for Adam to empty the sensory bin’s contents over the floor. He had great fun scooping the straws up and placing them back into the cauldron. No guesses for what happened as soon as all of the straws were picked up.
Yes he emptied them out again…and again..and again!
Have you seen our other Halloween Sensory Bin featured on Building Blocks and Acorns? Go take a look!
* Cauldron – from PoundLand
* Black and orange straws
* Eye sweets – from PoundLand
* Bat pom poms – from Tesco
* Halloween ice cube tray – from PoundLand
Adam was 2 years and 5 months old.
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