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We LOVE Halloween! The decorations, costumes and pretend play are so much fun and we love to include Halloween themed activities whenever possible. The Good Luck Minis are perfect to include into sensory play. Ordering the bats or the spiders in bulk and adding them into your sensory filler provides a fun way for your child to sort and count your Halloween themed minis.
Add some number trays and a few other counting materials such as orange and black pom-poms and your sorting, counting, and pattern activities are ready to go!
One of our favorite service activities during the month of October is the “You’ve Been Booed!” activity. We love to bake cookies, buy treats, or add some fun seasonal decorations to these special neighborhood goodies. TOOBS would be the perfect little You’ve Been Booed gifts to surprise your neighbors that have children. My website purposefultoys.com has printables created and available for you for free to add to your anonymous “You’ve Been Booed” neighborhood gifts.
Safari toys aren’t just toys, they can also be used to add into your Halloween Decor! There are multiple dragons, mythical creatures, pirates, spiders, three headed dogs, zombies, gargoyle’s, etc. that are perfect for your spooky decorations. Shop their Halloween collection!
You could DIY a fun black wreath with some of these figures on them. Add the good luck mini spiders to your spiderwebs around the house, create a spook-tacular table set up for a Halloween dinner with added figurines, or fill a flower vase with the Halloween Glow in the Dark TOOB and black flowers. We even threw in the US Presidents TOOB into our decorations this year to reenact the idea of Disney’s Haunted Mansion singing statues.
Sensory activities are a great way to engage your child in play while fulfilling some of their sensory needs. Here are a few Halloween themed ideas:
TOOBS and Bulk Bags (48 themed TOOB peices) are the perfect addition to your “treats” to pass out to the adorable neighborhood trick-or-treaters. Whether adding in these figures as a non-candy option to your treat mix, or solely passing out the figurines in place of treats, these small figures are sure to be a hit!
RyLee Matangi is a Child Development Specialist & Blogger. Find her work on purposefultoys.com