Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hallowe’en Sensory Activities

A few things I love about Hallowe’en are the colours, scents and textures.

Over the past couple of weeks we have been exploring several sensory experiences.
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Lentils with black beans plus little plastic ants and spiders.
I included little cups and spoons.
But the children enjoyed picking out the little black pieces with
their finger and thumb.

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We played with cloud dough but this time I added orange powder paint. 
Although the paint makes the dough quite attractive it does cause a bit more
of a mess when the little ones brush their hands on their clothes. 
So I don’t think I’ll add paint again.
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Included were mini Hallowe’en shaped cake pans and pumpkin shaped jello
moulds with wooden spoons.

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Orange garland that had Hallowe’en shaped cutouts attached.
I included little black pots and little spiky balls for pinching.

And lastly mini pumpkins to cut, carve and poke.
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Having a variety of pumpkins gave us the opportunity to talk about
  • that some of them are easy to cut while others are very hard.
  • that some pumpkins have only a few seeds and others have lots.
  • that some are orange and others are white or even yellow.

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