Halloween is a wonderful time to delve into “spooky” science with the kids. Below are more than 25 Halloween science and sensory activities to try with the kids this month!
They’re the perfect addition to all of your Halloween activities for preschoolers.
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Integrating science activities and sensory activities into the preschool classroom (and at home!) can be seriously fun for everyone involved. That, alone, is reason enough to do these activities in my opinion.
On top of that, there is so much learning that takes place exploring science and sensory concepts. Here are just a few of the concepts these Halloween ideas cover:
- Exploring and observing the world using the 5 senses
- Colors and shapes
- Cause and effect
- The scientific method
- Fine motor skills
- Language development
I’m going to stop there and get down to the awesome Halloween sensory and science activities.
Fun Halloween Science and Sensory Activities for the Kiddos!
So many fun activities for kids to explore this Halloween! Which would your child like to explore first?
Click on the photos below to be taken to each of the activities. Be sure to come back and tell me about your favorites.
Even More Halloween Science and Sensory Ideas
I couldn’t help myself and had to add even more ideas to try with the children for Halloween.
Be sure to click on the pictures to read about each activity.
Which of these Halloween science and sensory activities would your kids enjoy the most? Be sure to check out my Halloween Pinterest board for even more ideas.
Just a Few More Halloween Ideas
Apparently, I can’t resist talking about a Halloween. So here are a couple more ideas to check out (beyond the fun Halloween science ideas and such above).
You’d think Halloween was my favorite holiday, but it actually isn’t. But there’s just something about how the children get super excited about it that is contagious.
It affects me every year, and I end up getting almost as excited as they do!
Halloween Science Supplies
I often find that some of the students’ favorite activities in preschool revolve around science and the senses. And since your students will be participating in so many of the science and sensory activities listed above, you’ll need to keep lots of quality supplies on-hand.
Check out the list below for some items perfect for a spooky good time exploring science and the senses.
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- Pumpkins (real pumpkins, faux pumpkins, pumpkin buckets, etc.)
- Measuring cups
- Plastic bottles (purchased or recycled)
- Plastic bins
- Liquid watercolors
- Food coloring
- Baking soda
- Orange glitter
- Toy spiders
- Plastic eye balls
- Mini halloween erasers
- Plastic gloves
- Halloween bats
- Mini cauldrons
- Witches’ fingers
- Googly eyes
Hopefully this list will give you some inspiration! There are tons of every day items that can be used to explore both science concepts and the senses. Look around your classroom or home to get some ideas. Regardless of which materials you choose, I know your students will have a blast getting to experience some hands-on fun!
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Thanks so much for featuring our Halloween Static Electric Game! And for hosting each week, I just love linking up here and seeing all the awesome ideas shared!