Our Halloween Sensory Play Inspired by Monsters University
Did you get a chance to go see Disney’s new Monsters University in the theater? If not, no worries; it’ll be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack just in time for Halloween. Disney graciously sent us an early copy, and it was perfect for our last family movie night. Then Disney challenged us to come up with a “Scary” Halloween activity inspired by the movie. When I think of Monsters University, I think of silly monster eyes. I mean, who doesn’t love little green Mike’s giant blue eye, right? And that bright blue color of Sulley is awesome, too. So I used that as my inspiration to create a fun sensory play bin for the kids. Check it out…
A Monsters University Inspired Monster Eyes Sensory Play Bin
I scoured my local dollar store for blue and green materials for our sensory bin. And since it’s Halloween, I found some “scary” eyeballs to throw in, too.
What I Included in Our Monster Eyes Sensory Bin:
- clear and blue sensory beads, hydrated
- textured light up blue and green medium-sized balls
- one large green ball
- a plastic Monsters University cup
- eyeball bouncy balls
- blue, green, and yellow glow bracelets
- blue and green plastic shot glasses and cups
- plastic metal-look scoops
- a blue ice cream scoop
- blue fruit pouch lids
Believe it or not, this was our first time experiencing water beads. I can’t believe I waited this long. The kids LOVED them. Sawyer and Priscilla were all about scooping and pouring. So much inadvertent fine motor still development going on.
And there was lots of spooky Halloween potions being concocted, too. Sawyer and Priscilla were mad scientists making eyeball soup. I love their imaginations!
J.C. was a little more hesitent with the squishy water beads and was more interested in filling cups up with eyeballs and smaller balls. Seems like simple play, but super spatial skills being practiced right there!
I loved that this sensory play was something that all three of my kids, from ages 22 months to nearly 7 years old, enjoyed together. Just like Monsters University; fun for the whole family!
Wanna enjoy Monster University with your kids? You can pre-order the movie online before its official release on October 29th. And to find more Mike and Sulley fun, follow Monsters University on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
More Monsters University Fun
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