Set up this fun and easy Halloween colour sorting sensory soup for your toddler or preschooler. It’s a fun water and fine motor sensory bin!
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How to Set Up Eyeball & Pom Pom Sensory Soup
Grab all your supplies. Place the green, purple, orange and black pom poms and Halloween eyeballs in the sensory bin. Add water, and your fine motor tools such as tweezers or tongs, soup spoon or ladle.
This is a fun sensory activity all on its own but you can add an additional colour sorting element to the activity by providing colourful bowls so that your little one can use the tools to sort the pom poms and eyeballs by colour.
How to Dry the Pom Poms
There are a few ways to dry pom poms. Remove them from the water and squeeze all the excess water out them and place them on a towel to air dry.
The key to keeping your Pom Poms nice and soft and fluffy after putting them in water is drying throughly as soon as possible. I try to get mine out of the water as soon as the kids are done playing.
If you have a mesh laundry or drier bag you can put them in there and then place them in the drier on low.
Skill Development Opportunities
Eyeball and pom pom sensory soup is great for Colour Recognition, Language and Vocabulary Development, Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Emotional Development, Trial & Error, Visual Perception, Cognitive Development, Imaginative and Sensory Play.
My twins were 20 months at the time of this activity. This activity is ideal for 18 month old toddlers and up.
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- Halloween Novelty Eyeballs
- Green, Purple, Orange and Black Pom Poms
- 41 Qt, Clear Sensory Bin (Large) or a IKEA FLISAT Children’s Sensory Table
- Ikea Trofast Toy Storage Box White, Medium
- Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers or tongs
- Soup Spoon and Ladle
- Ikea Kalas Colourful Bowls
- Mesh Laundry Bags