Halloween Eye-Spy Sensory Bin

I spy is a favourite game to play in our family while we are waiting for something else to happen. Whether it’s in the car, at a restaurant or in line at a store my four year is always game!

At four years old my happy kindergartner is getting very good at the game. Describing objects well and without actually naming them which is something she did when she was younger!

This Halloween I spy or Eye-Spy is also a great way to introduce and practice Halloween vocabulary!

Here’s how to get started!

Grab your large sensory bin and fill it with black beans. The beans are a great filler for Halloween sensory bins. There are fun to play with and can be used again again if you store them in a large zip-lock bag.

Grab all your Halloween items. Don’t worry if you have more than one of each item. It is actually good for them to be able to describe the same item using different words.

Play with Them

This is a great activity that your little one will definitely love, largely because you will be playing with them!

For younger toddlers you can model for them how to play.

“I spy with my little eye something that is black and makes a web!”

My four year old really got into this and did a fabulous job describing things and I discovered that she knew things I had no idea that she knew.

To describe an eye ball she talked about where it was on your face, what it was used for and even the different colours it can be!

This would make a great activity for siblings of similar age to play or even if one was a bit older.

Great Language Development Activity

Much like sensory bins, this I Spy sensory bin is amazing for developing and expanding you child’s vocabulary.

To describe the skeleton my four year old talked about how it keeps your skin and muscles together, and that everyone has one and that some animals have theirs on the outside.

I was so surprised by her description and it made me feel super proud of my little smart cookie!

Definite Hit!

This was a fantastic vocabulary building activity that we will definitely do again. My happy kindergartner loves it when I join her in our activities so she absolutely loved this one.


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