What’s the easiest to make Halloween cute rather than creepy? Create a fun and simple sensory bin, like this monster soup!
Every Halloween we create a version of this monster soup sensory bin. Sometimes we make a potion version with vinegar and bicarb of soda and other times we cheat a little and use a fizzy bath bomb instead. Creating themed sensory bins like this one are a fun and hands-on way to help very young children make connections to the celebrations of the season.
Why should you create a Monster Soup sensory bin?
Creating themed activities for young children helps them to connect to the world around them and learn about seasonal events in a fun and hands-on way. Autumn is no different which is why it can be fun (and educational) to create a Halloween sensory bin – just like this monster soup idea!
Here are some benefits of creating this Halloween sensory bin:
Making connections to the world around them: following seasonal themes helps children to understand the events that are happening in their culture.
Making Halloween cute rather than creepy: googly eyes are pretty funny and this really simple monster sensory bin is a less scary option for very young children this Halloween.
Language and vocabulary building: there’s plenty of opportunities to learn new and topical words such as ‘pumpkin’, ‘monster’ and ‘potion.’
Fine Motor Skills: Using items like pipettes in the monster soup means those little hands get a good workout
Hand-eye coordination: Scooping the googly eyes and water into the bowls requires hand-eye coordination, as well as a skill called crossing the midline – there the dominant hand crosses over to the other side of the body.
You can read more about the general benefits of sensory play here.