If you’re looking for Halloween Activities for Kids, try this budget-friendly Halloween Sensory Bin! Your kids will love it! Plus, you can reuse the supplies for crafts and other play-based activities.

Halloween Sensory Bin for kids activities

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Sensory bins are great for kid’s classroom party ideas too. They build fine motor skills, grow attention span, and they’re super fun! This one is great for preschool aged kids 3+ years old.

halloween sensory bin with orange rice and black beans

By the way, if you’ve never made colored rice before, you should definitely try it! It only takes a few ingredients and 5 minutes of your time. You can make different colored batches and they last for years! We’re using this orange rice that we made back in September. I will link a new blog post with our colored rice recipe here this week!


The wonderful thing about all the items we used above is that they’re all reusable. We save our seasonal items in organized containers with labels and pull them out the following year. We may also use them for crafts or homeschool projects as well. Either way, no supplies go to waste.


1.) Pour the colored rice into a large bin or tray. (We use IKEA Trofast bins in our IKEA Flisat table.) If you choose to make stripes, pour one sensory filler at a time into a stripe, then alternate.

2.) Add black beans to the bin or tray.

3.) Place Insects and stretchy sensory ball favors around the tray.

4.) Add the craft eyeballs.

5.) Add glow-in-the-dark wiggle eyes.

6.) Use the skeleton hands to scoop, sift, and find hidden treasures. These build hand-eye coordination.

7.) Provide a scoop and buckets/containers to build fine motor skills.

halloween activities for kids


For another play-based Halloween activity, click here to see our Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Sensory Tray.

Easy Halloween Crafts for kids

If you’re looking for simple and fun Halloween craft ideas, try these 12 Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids.

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