A Super Fun Halloween Sensory Bin Activity | Soap Foam
My son just turned one a couple of weeks ago and REALLY enjoyed this Halloween sensory bin activity. He’s learned how to put objects inside boxes and bags a while ago, so I’ve been looking for ways for him to practice pouring liquids from one container into another.
This picnic sensory table was such a great investment for that.
This activity can help your child explore, exercise their motor skills and “scientific thinking”; foam is a treat for their senses.
It’s Halloween why not get festive and drop a few spiders or snakes into the sensory bin. I love how the bubble foam gives this activity a spider web look or smoke-from-a-couldron feel.
There’s water in this activity. How’s the clean up?
EASY. Doing this activity outside or using towels under the plastic bins have been the easiest way to control spillage.
At least clean up is just water and soap. Which can be cleaned with a couple of towels.
And the food coloring does NOT stain like wine does. Detergent and some cold water will do just fine.
Halloween Sensory Bin Supplies:
- A Plastic Bin (The size of my bins are 14-1/4″ × 9-5/8″)
- Tear-Free Bath Soap
- Corn Starch (If you want to add more drama to the foam)
- Food coloring
- Serving spoon(s)
- Small/Medium size plastic Halloween Items (I used spiders and snakes)
- Rug (For any spills if not outside)
For every cup of water, use 1/2 cup of bath soap; Ratio 2 to 1. Blend blend blend (This is where you can add your corn starch if you would like; for the foam drama)
I recommend mixing the food coloring in the water first, before you add and mix the soap. Unfortunately because I did it after, i had to use A LOT more food coloring for it to BARELY dye my soap foam.
Add in your spooky halloween props!
Let your child take over. You can show them where the spoon is but i’m sure they’ll want to dip their hands in it. If not in the beginning, into the process they will. Bubbles are so fun! (Heads up, the foam will only last for about 25-30 minutes)
This is why I suggest a tear free soap!
A successfuly fun, low-mess halloween activity for your kids!