Our Halloween Sensory Play Bin Inspired by Monsters University
Did you get a chance to go see Disney’s Monsters University yet? If not, no worries; it’s available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for your next family movie night! Disney graciously sent us an early copy, and it was perfect for our last movie night with the kids.
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 (but not too scary) sensory play bin for the kids. Check it out…
A Monsters University Inspired Monster Eyes Sensory Play Bin
Supplies we used in our sensory bin:
- clear and blue water beads, hydrated
- blue or green sensory balls (that light up!)
- light-up green or blue ball
- a plastic Monsters University cup
- eyeball bouncy balls
- blue, green, and yellow glow bracelets
- small blue and green plastic cups
- plastic 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 fine motor still development going on.
And there were 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 hesitant 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!
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- Toddler Sensory Play Exploring Circles
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