Get ready for some super fun Halloween sensory play!
You’ll want to add this Halloween sensory play idea to your mix.
I love a change of seasons. It keeps things fresh and exciting and there is no better time for something to look forward to than right now.
Let’s spice up October with some delicious Eyeball Soup!
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Sensory Play unlocks MANY important skills!
For one, the sensory play forces my children to work together, make a plan, and better understand how to listen to one another’s ideas. – Such a HUGE skill that doesn’t come easily.
Now that my boys are a little older, the boys are not drinking the water or putting the eyeballs in their mouths. I take a step back, yet stay close enough to keep watch from afar.
As I watch from behind the scenes, I can also see how they argue and problem solve.
95% of their altercations get resolved on their own. I know how my boys work together and I also know when it is time to step in. With practice, you will begin to notice how kids resolve problems as well.
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Sensory water play also helps children begin to understand:
Capacity – How much water will fill this jar
Sink vs. float – What sinks? What floats?
Fine motor development
Accuracy with pouring and scooping
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For this Halloween sensory play, I wanted to showcase the plastic eyeballs.
I also want my preschoolers to explore sink vs. float and capacity so I kept the setup simple.
Sometimes we can provide too many supplies which can lead to overwhelming our preschoolers. Think, “What do I want my preschooler to practice?” and stick with that.
To begin, I added all of the eyeballs to the large metal bin that I already owned. Check your inventory. I bet you have something similar.
Next, I added some drops of orange food coloring to the water containers, stepped back, and invited my preschoolers to explore.
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Sensory play is the gateway to higher-level thinking skills.
As I watched my three-year-old pour the water into the orange juice container, I noticed his reaction as it can barreling over! – This is an exploration of capacity.
I also noticed my 4.5-year-old scoop and transfer water from one container to another. He watched the measuring cup closely as the numbers increased. “I am going to fill this up to the 6 mom.” – This is an exploration of measurement.
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When will you make eyeball soup?