Halloween Sensory Play

Halloween Sensory Play

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.

halloween sensory play

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)
– Tongs

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.

halloween sensory play

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!

halloween sensory play

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”!

halloween sensory play

I think its safe to say both girls needed a shower after their halloween sensory play but they thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  1. October 25, 2017 / 9:08 am

    I haven’t been brave enough to try spaghetti messy play, we used to go to a messy play class where they used it all the time and it was a big hit with everyone! I think she used to make it with oil and food colouring so little ones could eat it x

  2. October 25, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Looks like fun. If you use food dye on the pasta then you don’t need to worry about it being eaten. I’ve always coveted a tuff spot, but I don’t really have space at the moment.

  3. October 26, 2017 / 12:42 am

    Despite us Home Educating I cannot STAND messy play — my boys LOVE it though!! I’m learning to deal! Such a fun idea! I’ll show the guys next week & I’m sure they’ll jump at the chance to do it! p.s. I totes need a tuft tray!!! x

  4. October 26, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    This looks like loads of fun. We’ve been doing lots of Halloween sensory too. I’m so keen on getting a tray too! Where did you get yours?

    • Amy
      October 26, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      I got mine from Tool station 🙂

  5. October 26, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Oh, I so do not like messy play — my boys did love it though!!

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