Halloween Sensory Soup

 

We’ve done so much fabulous water play over the past couple of years! It’s great fun, simple, and it works well if you have kids of different ages who all want to play. It’s our favorite type of sibling play!

We couldn’t let the Halloween season go by without it, so I used a bunch of different Halloween items, kitchen utensils, and cups to make Halloween Sensory Soup.

There really wasn’t a whole lot of water in the water table, just enough for both kids to have fun with it!

 

Simple sensory water play for kids of all ages, perfect for siblings: Halloween Sensory Soup

(N was 1 year and 3 months old.
E was 4 years and 11 months old.)

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Materials for Halloween Sensory Soup

  • Water table. {While this is optional and a simple storage bin will work, too, the water table provides more room to play for several kids as well as more surfaces that can be used creatively. To us, our water table is definitely a must have that we use at least once a week!}
  • Halloween items: Cookie cutters, Halloween rings, plastic spiders, cupcake picks, etc.
  • Kitchen utensils like wooden spoons, ladles, whisks, and measuring cups.
  • Plastic cups.
  • Water.

 

Both my preschooler and my toddler dove right in.

There are some things they do each time we make a sensory soup. E loves transferring water into cups.

 

Simple sensory water play for kids of all ages, perfect for siblings: Halloween Sensory Soup

 

N always splashes around.

 

Simple sensory water play for kids of all ages, perfect for siblings: Halloween Sensory Soup

 

N spent quite a bit of time getting more proficient with the ladle. At one time, he managed to fish out a cookie cutter with it 🙂

 

Simple sensory water play for kids of all ages, perfect for siblings: Halloween Sensory Soup

 

E enjoyed washing everything in sight.

 

Simple sensory water play for kids of all ages, perfect for siblings: Halloween Sensory Soup

 

At one point, N decided to go get the sponge that I had used to clean out the water table before we got started and incorporated it into his water play.

 

Simple sensory water play for kids of all ages, perfect for siblings: Halloween Sensory Soup

 

Before this, I had hesitated to give him a sponge to explore for fear that he’d eat it. As it turned out, I did have to remind him not to put it in his mouth a few times, but mostly, he explored the sponge with his eyes and hands.

He particularly enjoyed watching the water drip down from it, and he kept putting the sponge in the water before lifting it up in front of his face or even over his head over and over again.

 

Simple sensory water play for kids of all ages, perfect for siblings: Halloween Sensory Soup

 

The sponge was great fun, but it was also the first item ever that there was some contention over during sibling water play. As soon as N came back to the water table with the sponge, E wanted it. I told her to wait until N was done with it, and she did. But she asked him if he was done with it. Many many times. He just ignored her and kept playing 😉

As soon as he was done, put down the sponge, and turned away, E grabbed it.

She continued washing all the items in the water table, now with the help of the sponge.

 

Simple sensory water play for kids of all ages, perfect for siblings: Halloween Sensory Soup

 

She even ended up giving N a lesson in wiping down the wooden spoon 🙂

 

Simple sensory water play for kids of all ages, perfect for siblings: Halloween Sensory Soup

 

Have you tried making a Halloween sensory soup? What’s your favorite water play activity? Leave a comment below and tell me all about it! Feel free to include a link if you’ve written about it.

 

Looking for more Halloween activities?

Halloween Quick Sand

Halloween Candy Patterns

Halloween Coloring Pages

Halloween Surprise Eruptions

12 Halloween Toddler Activities from Living Life and Learning

Melt the Monster Brain! Halloween Sensory Play from No Time for Flash Cards

 

 

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