There were no real monsters in this watery sensory tub for Veronika, just a chance to splash and play in a seasonable way.
To make the broth for our “stew”, I filled a basin with water and tinted it orange with food coloring.
Now we needed to add a few monstrous ingredients! In went lots of items from the dollar store, including skeleton hands, plastic bats, and monster eye rings.
I had originally hoped to use mini plastic jack o’ lanterns as scoops for her to fill and pour with, but the store was sold out. Instead, I added orange plastic eggs, broken in half, which worked perfectly as little cups.
That was a good thing, because this was definitely her favorite part of the sensory game. She loved to scoop and pour over the rest of the eerie ingredients.
The skeleton hands were perfect for stirring with.
It was also fun to reach down to the bottom of the stew and dig out handfuls of bats or eyes.
In sum, this was simple and spooky sensory play, just right for October. It was a nice way to introduce some of Halloween’s monsters without them seeming too scary.