My boys love water play so I figured it was time to switch things up. I will show you how to make magical monster soup that your kids will love. It’s a fun sensory activity that will have your little ones entertained for a long time. We took the fun outdoors for this Halloween themed sensory bin. My 5-year old wanted to spend three hours outside with this magical monster soup sensory bin. Unfortunately, it started to rain to we only spent one hour outside. This was so easy to put together and lots of fun.
Sensory bins are great for small children but they should always be closely supervised. Some of the items may be a choking hazard. You can substitute with larger Halloween party favors or only use the colored water.
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- IKEA FLISAT Children’s Table or Large Plastic Bin
- Food Coloring
- Mini Black Cauldron
- Halloween Plastic Bugs
- Cooking Utensils for Kids
- Mini Acrylic Halloween Table Scatter
- Skeleton Hands Salad Tongs
- Measuring Cups (optional)
- Pom Poms (optional)
- Plastic Eyeballs (optional)
Setting Up Sensory Bin
Start by gathering all your supplies to make the magical monster soup Halloween sensory bin. I used our IKEA FLISAT children’s table for this activity but you can use a large plastic bin or tub. The boys are always in the house so I decided to take them outside. I filled the bins with water from the hose. Next, I added about 6-8 drops of food coloring to the water then stirred it with a spoon. Finally, throw in some plastic rats, vampire fangs, snakes and bats. I also added acrylic ghosts, bones and skulls to the water. Make sure to monitor smaller children because some of the items can be a choking hazard.
My boys had so much pouring the water in the cauldron and scooping all the bugs. I added two cauldrons because I didn’t want the boys to fight over it. Since my 5-year loves games, I timed him to see how many bugs he could pick up with the skeleton hands. This is a great way for toddlers to work on their fine motor skills. Your kids will also enjoy using their imagination to make monster soup with all the Halloween items.
We’ve had so much fun with sensory bins lately. They are easy to put together and affordable. You should also check out this Spooky Halloween Sensory Bin and the Halloween Spaghetti Sensory Bin. This Colorful Halloween Sensory Tray was a hit with the boys and popular on my Instagram page. Don’t forget to pin this for later and share! You can find more cool Halloween crafts and activities on my Pinterest board.