Supplies for the Halloween Sensory Bin
- colored rice
- spider. I got the spider rings at the Target dollar stop. I cut the ring section off.
- slotted spoon that will allow the rice to go through without “losing” the spider.
- optional printables for sorting
Preparing the Halloween Sensory Bin
Be careful to zip the bag and you can let the kids shake it up (make sure your bag is sealed with no tears). Then I put it out on wax paper to dry.
The object is to collect the spiders. This is a wonderful activity for sensory exploration, developing fine motor skills, and visual discrimination that they will use in math and reading later. I created a couple of printables for data collection. The printables extend the sensory bin to reinforces those visual discrimination skills while adding math skills such as sorting, color discrimination, and basic graphing. This could be extended with older students to make an actual bar graph representation from the printable.
They had a lot of fun and I got to sneak in some practice with math skills and early reading skills like matching!
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