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7 Halloween Sensory Bin Ideas for Kids

by Rachel Withers
October 23, 2023
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Try these 7 Halloween sensory bin ideas for engaged sensory play that is slightly spooky and oh so fun!

Updated September 2023

We love sensory play. Besides being really great for kids’ development, it is super fun!

There are tons of amazing sensory materials out there, and they all lend themselves to Halloween! All you really need area few spooky accessories (we often grab little items from the dollar store, like spider rings, eyeballs, and mini pumpkins). Here are some of our favorite Halloween sensory set ups.

And don’t miss 10 Fall Sensory Play Activities for Kids that are taste safe as well––a good fit for older babies & young toddlers.

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Halloween Sensory Bin Ideas

Chocolate cloud dough
Photo by Rachel Withers

1. Chocolate Cloud Dough

Mix in cocoa powder to the basic cloud dough recipe and incorporate. This is extra cute with candy corns and little pumpkins.

halloween sensory aquafaba
Photo by Rachel Withers

2. Candy Corn Aquafaba

Whip up a batch of aquafaba, add some sprinkles and candy corn and you’re good to go!

black rice halloween bin
Photo by Anna Harpe

3. Spooky Halloween Rice

Did you know you can dye rice? It’s super easy and perfect for holiday sensory bins! Simply add a teaspoon of vinegar and a squirt of food coloring or liquid watercolors to a bag of rice. Seal and shake to incorporate color into the rice. Let dry and rice will keep indefinitely. We love the addition of that spooky rat to this black rice set up.

halloween kinetic sand
Photo by Andrea Martelle

4. Monster Mash Kinetic Sand

We put everything but the kitchen sink into this set up! Our kids had a blast using the skeleton hands to make handprints in the sand.

halloween cloud dough
Photo by Rachel Withers

6. Cloud Dough Halloween Bake Shop

Add sprinkles and candy pumpkins to a batch of cloud dough and set up a pretend bakery!

rainbow rice halloween bin
Photo by Andrea Martelle

5. Slithering Snake Rainbow Rice

Halloween mini erasers, plastic snakes and colorful balls provide an exciting sensory play set up for kids.

Nature soup by Rachel Withers
Photo by Rachel Withers

7. Wash a Pumpkin!

Keep it simple! Fill a bin with water, throw a few pumpkins in and your kids will have a blast washing the pumpkins.

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Photo by Rachel Withers

More Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

Want even more Halloween fun?

Check out our Halloween Creativity Pack!

This 45-page printable eBook is full of seasonal coloring pages, drawing prompts, games, and art projects.

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