This game was really hard to photograph because we literally did it in our pitch black basement playroom. All I used was a pumpkin with a good sized stem and several glow necklaces. I had Madelynn stand back a foot or so and try to toss them onto the stem. Lots of great throwing practice!
Pumpkin Patch Pick Up:
For this game I scattered small plastic pumpkins around the room and placed a basket on one side of the room. Madelynn had to pick up each pumpkin, balance it on her head, walk to the basket, and try to drop it in without touching it.
For this gross motor activity I drew ghost faces on clear cups and stacked them in a pyramid. Then I gave Madelynn 3 of the plastic pumpkins from the previous activity and had her throw them to try to knock down the pyramid. After she did that for a while and watched me stack up the ghosts she decided she wanted to try that too and was happy to stack and knock down independently for a while. I love when she is able to entertain herself!
Monster Stomp Painting:
For this activity, I rolled out a large sheet of white paper on the floor and taped it in place. Then I wrapped Madelynn’s feet with bubble wrap. Then I had her step in paint and stomp on the paper to pop bubbles and make tracks. She had fun making a WHOLE lot of noise with this one!
Pumpkin Krispies Treats – Heat butter and marshmallows in microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir after 2 minutes. Add cereal & orange coloring. Stir until well coated. Using cooking spray or wax paper, mold into small balls. Cool on wax paper. Add a green leaf with icing. Place mini Reese’s cup on top.
Ghost String Cheese – Use a black sharpie to draw a ghost face on the outside packaging of an individually wrapped string cheese.
I love how simple this bin is. I just used black beans and mini candy pumpkins for Madelynn to scoop and play with. Sometimes simple sensory bins are the best!
Madelynn is always taking out the measuring spoons and cups from the kitchen to play with so I gave her a set to use for this sensory bin to pretend she was cooking her monster soup!
I used the dyed orange pasta from last week and changed out the “bat” pasta for Halloween erasers. Then I gave Madelynn a variety of scoops and tools along with a sorting tray to explore.
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