Fun Jack-O-Lantern Sensory Bin

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Looking for a fun, Halloween-themed sensory activity? Look no further!

This fun Jack-O-Lantern Sensory Bin is perfect for kids of all ages. It’s a great way to get them excited about Halloween while also providing some educational benefits.

Your kids will love getting their hands on this bin of colorful pumpkin materials. They can explore the textures and sounds while developing their sensory skills. What a fun way to celebrate Halloween!

Find out how to make your own Jack-O-Lantern Sensory Bin today!

For more Halloween activities, check my list of fun Halloween Activities for Kids.

Fun Jack-O-Lantern Sensory Bin

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Where did jack-o-lanterns come from?

Ireland is considered the birthplace of Halloween, and the tradition of carving jack-o-lanterns dates back to the country’s ancient Celts.

In the days before electric lights, people would hollow out turnips or potatoes and carve scary faces into them. They would then place candles inside the lanterns and set them in their windows to ward off evil spirits.

The tradition of carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns is thought to have originated with Irish immigrants who came to America in the 1800s. They found that pumpkins were much easier to carve than turnips, and the tradition soon caught on.

Today, carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns is a beloved Halloween tradition in many parts of the world. For homeschoolers, learning about the history of this tradition can be a fun and educational activity.

Recommended Jack-O-Lantern Books for Kids

Kids will love these not-so-spooky Jack-O-Lantern Books. Perfect for learning more about Halloween.

Ten Little Jack O Lanterns: A Magical Counting Storybook (1) (Magical Counting Storybooks)Ten Little Jack O Lanterns: A Magical Counting Storybook (1) (Magical Counting Storybooks)The Story of the Jack O'LanternThe Story of the Jack O’LanternJack O' LanternJack O’ LanternPlumply, Dumply PumpkinPlumply, Dumply PumpkinJ is for Jack-O'-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet (Holiday)J is for Jack-O’-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet (Holiday)Pumpkin JackPumpkin Jack

 

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Fun Jack-O-Lantern Sensory Bin

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Jack-O-Lantern Sensory Bin supplies

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Jack-O-Lantern Sensory Bin Supplies:

OULII Mini Pumpkin Storage Box Case Plastic Container Holder Props Party Favors 12pcsOULII Mini Pumpkin Storage Box Case Plastic Container Holder Props Party Favors 12pcsJust Artifacts Halloween Premium Disposable Drinking Striped Paper Straws (100pcs, Black with Orange Stripes)Just Artifacts Halloween Premium Disposable Drinking Striped Paper Straws (100pcs, Black with Orange Stripes)3 Oz Bag wLAET Orange & Black Halloween Blend Gift Basket Shred, Crinkle Paper Filler Display Bedding3 Oz Bag wLAET Orange & Black Halloween Blend Gift Basket Shred, Crinkle Paper Filler Display Bedding

 

Directions:

1. Place the paper shred in the sensory bin.

Fun Jack-O-Lantern Sensory Bin

2. Set the sensory items around the bin.

3. Invite kids to explore the contents of the bin, observing all of the different ways they use the contents of the bin for creativity!

Fun Jack-O-Lantern Sensory Bin
Fun Jack-O-Lantern Sensory Bin

Fun Jack-O-Lantern Sensory Bin

This fun and easy Jack-O-Lantern sensory bin is perfect for a quick Halloween activity for kids! 

Materials

  • Sensory bin
  • Paper shred
  • Mini plastic Jack-o-lanterns
  • Felt Jack-o-lanterns
  • Mini Jack-o-lantern toys
  • Jack-o-lantern squishies
  • Black and orange straws
  • Other small toys
  • Small plastic Halloween bowl

Instructions

  1. Place the paper shred in the sensory bin.
  2. Set the sensory items around the bin.
  3. Invite kids to explore the contents of the bin, observing all of the different ways they use the contents of the bin for creativity!

This fun and easy Jack-O-Lantern sensory bin is perfect for a quick Halloween activity for kids! So what are you waiting for? Gather your supplies and let your kids enjoy!

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