This Hallowe’en sensory game is so much fun! It combines a very popular sensory material with learning and fun. This game engages the visual, tactile, and proprioceptive sensory systems.
I remember when I was about eight years old. The neighbourhood moms put together a Hallowe’en party for all the kids. One of the activities was us having to reach our hands into things and guess what was inside.
It was things like cooked spaghetti (brains) or jello (guts). I still remember the feeling of the squishy spaghetti noodles slipping between my fingers. Yuck!
This sensory game is a bit of a play on that idea. It uses one of the most popular sensory materials out there, slime.
How to Play the Hallowe’en Sensory Game:
In order to set this game up, you’ll need to first make one or several recipes of fluffy slime. There is a recipe listed below. The reason that you want to use fluffy slime for this is that it sticks to hands less than other slime does.
Take a medium sized bowl or plastic container and put a layer of slime inside. Add in some small Hallowe’en trinkets and toys. Put another layer of slime and another layer of small toys. Top with more slime to cover the toys. Ideas of toys to use:
- plastic fangs
- plastic googly eye rings
- toy mice
- stretchy frogs or snakes
- plastic spiders
- Zombie fingers
- stretchy nose, ear, etc.
- Hallowe’en erasers
- eyeball bouncy balls
- glow in the dark plastic bugs
For older kids, you can pick gory type toys like the Zombie fingers in a black slime for maximum fun factor. For younger kids, brighter coloured slime and cute little toys are best.
There are two ways to play. Of course, if you can’t decide which to try, you can always play both versions!
- Have each child reach in and retrieve an item. You can let them keep their item as a prize.
- Have each child reach into the container and try to guess (without looking at the item) what the item is only using their sense of touch (tactile).
Fluffy Slime Recipe:
- 16 oz. Elmer’s washable white school glue
- 3 cups of shaving cream
- food colouring or acrylic paint
- 1 cup liquid starch
In a large bowl, mix together the glue and shaving cream. Add some food colouring or paint in the colour you want to create. With fluffy slime, because of the shaving cream, you’ll have to use more colouring than you do with regular slime to get the same colours.
Once the glue, shaving cream, and colour are well mixed, slowly begin to add in the liquid starch. Continue to stir and add the starch in until the mixture begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl and form a clump.
At this point, remove it from the bowl with your hands. Knead it until it has reached the consistency of slime. It is now ready to be used to set up the Hallowe’en game.
You can use all one colour of slime or make several colours and combine them or layer them. You can use Hallowe’en colours like black and orange or green and purple. Any colour will work though. It just looks more Hallowe’en-y if the colours fit. I hope you enjoy our little Hallowe’en sensory game. It would be fun for the classroom, home, or for a Hallowe’en party.
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