We’re under house arrest because Baby L is a poorly poppet again. So I have been hitting up Pinterest for ideas to keep us entertained! I have always wanted one of those tuft spots you see all over Pinterest so this week I finally bought one. Halloween sensory play was our first activity in our new tuft spot.
You will need:
– a tuft spot (or some kind of surface you don’t mind getting ruined!)
– spaghetti or noodles
– colours of your choice (I chose orange, green & brown as they were the most Halloweeny)
– PVA glue to make the colour stick
– Zip lock bags (or nappy sacks if you forget to buy bags!!)
– Halloween creatures (I got mine from B&M for around £2)
If you have older children you can get them involved in making the spaghetti but because my girls are still young I chose to do this myself.
– I simply cooked and drained the spaghetti how I would normally
– Sectioned it into 3 nappy sacks
– Mixed the PVA glue with the paint and poured it in with the spaghetti
– Give it a mix with a paint brush
Because I did this activity with two age groups (a one year old and an almost four year old) I wanted them to get different things from it.
I wanted Baby L to use her senses to explore it. Of course it went straight for her mouth so I think next time I will find a way to make it safe to eat!
Little S was set a task to find all the halloween creatures that were hidden. She used her physical skills to use the tongs to move the spaghetti and then to pick the creatures out! Of course I wanted Little to explore it using her senses too so once she had finished she asked to get in. “It was like slimey”!
I think its safe to say both girls needed a shower after their halloween sensory play but they thoroughly enjoyed it!
If you enjoyed this post I have some more arts & crafts you may like!