22nd October 2018

Halloween-themed fun for Early Years!

A Halloween themed cake

Halloween is fast approaching, and it is a perfect time to mix up your play time with more of a spooky theme! These playtime suggestions are ideal for sensory learning and will provide lots of new smells and things to touch for hours of fun.

Halloween Slime 

Who doesn’t love playing with slime? This is very easy to make, and you can customise it however you wish.

How to make:

  • Grab a bowl and add ½ cup of PVA glue and 1 tablespoon of saline solution
  • Add ½ cup of water and ½ a teaspoon of baking powder and mix it together
  • Add food colouring – we suggest green to make some classic slime!

Now that you have made your slime, here is the fun part! To really create a fun sensory activity, add as much Halloween-themed items to your slime as you can think of. Fake spiders, googly-eyes or even some glitter!

Finding objects within the slime can be a fun game as well as being great for sensory learning.

Pumpkin Fun

What is Halloween without a pumpkin?

Carving a pumpkin together can be a lot of fun. Once you have cut off the top of the pumpkin, allow the child to explore the different textures, smells and tastes.

When the child is finished with the pumpkin, the fun can continue by scooping up the remains of the pumpkin and place it into a zip lock food bag and include Halloween-themed items as mentioned above, to make it into a sensory bag!

Mystery Bag! 

This can bring the spooky part to Halloween!

First, find a bag that the child cannot see into. Fill up the bag with lots of different objects that are different sizes and textures.

Before the child can take the object out of the bag, they need to guess what it is!

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