This witch's brew sensory bin for Halloween is perfect for toddlers and goes super well with our Halloween spider sensory rice bin - in fact, all you need to do is change a few items!
Witch's Brew Sensory Bin for Halloween
When you're setting up toddler activities, you really want to make life easier for yourself. Often you can use the same sensory bin a few days in a row. If it's in a container, pop on the lid and bring it back out later - it will be like a whole new activity. Today's Witches Brew sensory bin is one that I made straight after we made our Halloween spider sensory rice bin. It uses the same colored rice and the same container. All I needed to do was switch out the toys. Easy!
As you know I love using books as a basis for our activities and for this one I love reading What's in the Witch's Kitchen before we start this Halloween sensory bin.
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If you want some encouragement to do some Halloween crafts with your toddlers why not join our FREE 5 Day Halloween craft challenge.
What you need for a Witch's Brew Sensory Bin
- Tray or container. I used one like THIS which you can get HERE on Amazon or for our Australian readers they are available at Kmart.
- Purple food coloring (I mixed red and blue as it can be tricky to find purple). I always keep a pack like this handy for our crafts.
- White Vinegar
- Plastic Zip Lock bags
- Baking Paper
- Plastic Cauldrons - you can get them HERE on Amazon or from Spotlight Australia.
- Halloween themed spatula or spoon (a normal one is fine but if you want Halloween ones you can find them HERE).
- Pumpkins and other Halloween toys - I used the Safari Ltd Halloween Toobs (great quality - we've used these for a few years now).
How to make your Witch's Brew Sensory Bin
- Make your purple-colored rice - you can get complete instructions for coloring rice HERE. If you have already made the spider sensory rice bin, you can obviously skip this step.
- Add your purple-colored rice to your tray or container
3. Add your Halloween themed items
4. Let them play!
Here are a few different ways to play with the Witch's brew sensory rice bin
- Stirring - there was a lot of stirring going on with the spatula!
- Scooping with the spatula. This is trickier than the scoops that we normally use but it was great to see how the children interacted with the spatula and how they balanced the rice on it before tipping it into the cauldrons.
- Sorting. We sorted out the different toys. We also played games like 'Can you find the .....' or we took away a toy and asked 'What toy is missing?'. You can see in the picture below we sorted out all of the pumpkins and then counted them (add more to make this a trickier counting activity).
If you loved this Witch's Brew Sensory Rice Bin then we would love to see photos! Pop over to our Facebook group and share a picture or use #MyBoredToddler on Instagram so we can all see! I always like to re-gram a few of my favorites! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest
Make sure you keep your purple rice and you can easily make our Spider Sensory Rice Bin too!
Some other Halloween posts you might enjoy are:
Fizzing Halloween Sensory Bins