This Halloween Sensory Bin for Toddlers is so much fun!!
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If you’re looking for the BEST Halloween sensory bin for toddlers, Melt and Thaw is the one to try!
Halloween Sensory Bin for Toddlers: Melt and Thaw
- loose parts (googly eyes, gems, beads, orange pouch tops, or any other little pieces)
- ice cube tray
- food coloring
- condiment squirt bottles or postpartum peri bottles
- salt (optional)
Set Up (DAY BEFORE ACTIVITY):
- place small pieces in the ice cube tray
- dye water orange using food coloring in a pitcher or large glass
- fill ice cube tray with dyed water and place in the freezer
Set Up (day of the activity):
- Lay a towel down and place a bin on top of the towel
- Afterwards, place frozen ice cubes in the bin. As can be seen in the photo above, it creates a really fun and bright sensory bin!!
- Fill condiment bottles or peri bottles with warm water
- Optional: shake table salt with food coloring in a baggie to make dyed salt
- Let your little one explore melting the ice to free the frozen objects
- Use the salt for STEM exploration – what happens when we pour salt on the ice cube?
Low Lift (EASY!) Clean Up Tips:
- First things first, lay towels under the bin or table to catch drips!!
- Keep extra towels close by to wipe up spills
- Finally, a colander to scoop up the loose parts when done – rinse with the pieces under the faucet and lay on a towel to dry
Thank you so much for reading! This Halloween sensory bin for toddler is so much fun – I hope you give it a try!
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