Sensory Safe Activities for You and Your Little One This Halloween
Halloween weekend is almost here and you may be haunted by the stress of figuring out something to do. Trcik or treating is sometimes not the most enjoyable thing for children with sensory processing disorders, and that’s ok. Halloween is more than trick or treating. If you’re uncertain what activites your child will enjoy, we’ve provided this list of fun, sensory safe halloween activites.
- Slimy Spaghetti Sensory Activity Transform your average noodles into a slimey, colorful, gooey suprise. Simply cook a pack of ordinary noodles, then drain and rinse them with cold water. You and your child can add food coloring of any color you’d like. From goolish green to pumpkin orange or your child’s favorite color, your child will have a blast feeling these slimey noodles and pretending they’re creepy crawlers! To learn more on how you can make this creation Click Here.
- Halloween Sensory Bin Enjoy finding candy at home by creating a scavenger hunt for Halloween treats in a sensory bin. Fill a bin with water beeds or shredded paper containing hidden toys and prizes your child will love. They’ll have a great time fishing out spook Halloween treats and toys. To see an example of how you can create this activity, Click Here.
- Make Fizzing Eyeballs Have a blast with this eye popping activity! The fun colors and reaction of food coloring, baking soda and vinegar creates a huge visual stimulation that your child will enjoy. Make these eyes fizzle and pop! Learn more about how to create this experiment here.
- Sensory Pumpkin Patch You can create a pumpkin patch in your own backyard! Your child can learn about this old-time farming tradition with a sensory twist. Learn how you can create your own scarecrow-y backyard pumpkin patch Here.
You can also create your own sensory safe Halloween activity that you know your child will love. Get creative! Have a happy Halloween!