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Halloween Sensory Soup for Kids

Today's fine motor activity was inspired by my latest trip to the Dollar Store!  It's a mix of sensory fun and fine motor skills rolled into a festive Halloween activity the kiddos will love!

I picked up some Halloween colored test tubes and small spiders with the intention of a simple pouring activity for our "All Things Halloween" preschool theme, but quickly the idea morphed into an invitation to make some Halloween Soup!

fine motor skills sensory soup

p.s. If Halloween Soup isn't your thing, mix up some Bottle Cap Soup instead!

Halloween Activity for Kids

What you'll need:

  • Containers for Pouring Elements; we used the Test Tubes
  • Small Halloween-ish manipulatives: spiders, googly eyes, black & orange colored beads, fake leaves, plastic spiders, glass-like pumpkins.
  • Large bowl
  • Water
  • Spoons, Tweezers, Tongs, etc.

halloween sensory activity for kids

To set up this Invitation to Pour & Scoop, I presented my kiddos with a bowl of water and the test tubes filled with colored water and manipulatives.

"Let's make some soup!"

My 3 year old wasn't quite sure what to do or think, but surprisingly my 7 year old jumped in and started pouring, scooping, and mixing up a batch of "yummy" spider and eyeball soup!

Shortly after, my 3 year old started playing, too.

sensory halloween activity

Plenty of opportunities to work on fine motor skills by just letting them play and explore-- grasping the pumpkins, movement in wrists to pour the water out and scoop up the water, pincer grasp to pick up the floating googly eyes, and more!!

fine motor halloween sensory activity

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