A Hands-On Sensory Search for Halloween Treats

🎃 Cool Craft for Halloween

By Julie Follansbee October 18, 2016

Create this simple sandbox alternative that's fun for Halloween and encourages kids to search for treats.

What You Need:

  • Large clear plastic tub like the one in the photo
  • Several bags of uncooked black beans
  • A large orange bowl
  • A Halloween themed cup or plain orange cup
  • Plastic spiders, insects, skeletons, or anything that would be fun to dig out!

What You Do:

Fill the container with beans and then mix in spiders, insects, skeletons, etc. Use the bowl or cup to scoop and see what you can uncover.

Want to make it a little more challenging? Include cards with pictures of hidden items. Invite each child to pick a card and race to see who can find their item first. Or set a timer and see how many things kids can uncover in a designated amount of time.