When it comes to Halloween STEM activities, you have to start somewhere! And for most kids, the best place to start with STEM activities is to explore the world through the senses.
That’s why we love Halloween sensory ideas so much!
If you are interested in exploring the gooey, gross side of Halloween in a safe and fun way with your students or kiddos, you’ll find tons of wonderful sensory activity ideas for Halloween right here!
Easy Halloween Sensory Activities for Kids
Find the list of our favorite Halloween sensory ideas below, but first, make sure you have everything you need for a safe and fun Halloween season and the sensory activities you want to try.
Supplies for Halloween Sensory Ideas
Here’s what you need for your Halloween sensory activities!
You’ll want to have either large plastic trays (I use this kind), a sensory table, or official STEM bins to put your sensory activities in.
For Halloween specifically, you will probably want some Halloween figures like plastic bugs, eyeballs, or Halloween mini toys.
Check out these Halloween science experiments in a jar!
For the activities listed below, you’ll also want to have on hand:
- Elmer’s glue
- Liquid laundry starch
- Play dough
- Baking soda
- Plastic straws
- Soap coloring
- Craft supplies
- Science flasks/beakers
- Plastic jars
- Mason jars
- LEGO bricks
Easy Halloween Sensory Ideas for Kids in the Classroom or at Home
Whether you are exploring the senses with kids in the classroom, making memories with your kids at home, or scaring the neighborhood children with a spooky and gross Halloween sensory experience at a party, you’ll find our very favorite Halloween sensory activities right here!
If you love these sensory experiences, you’ll also want to check out the full list of Halloween STEM activities.
Practice dissecting a pumpkin in this pumpkin density experiment! The pumpkin guts feel so slimly and weird!
Bend pipe cleaners and explore the feeling of fuzzy pipe cleaners and the hard salt crystals when you make this Halloween-themed Salt Crystallization Experiment experiment.
Create a realistic looking Cotton Swab Skeleton! You can explore the feeling of the cotton and discuss whether cotton swabs feel similar or unlike real bones.
Practice gluing, building, and creating with the create your own monster activity.
Make some spooky Jello worms and create a gross Halloween experience that kids won’t soon forget. (and they can eat the worms, too!)
Build those pre-writing skills by poking pencils through this brain in a bag leakproof bag.
Make and feel the texture of this Spooky Halloween Spider Web Slime it feels just like Spider silk!
Make Science Fun with the Eyeball STEM Challenge.
Learn How to Make Eyeball Slime That Will Gross Out Your Kids. Kids will enjoy exploring this super gross and weird-feeling slime recipe!
Try this easy Bubbling Slime Recipe that is so much fun and super gross for kids to touch.
Learn how to make a Jello Brain recipe without a mold! Kids will love touching the “brain” and you’ll make fun memories that last a lifetime.
More Halloween Activities for Young Kids
11 Easy and Adorable Halloween Activities for Toddlers
11 Easy, Not So Scary Halloween Activities for Preschoolers
20+ Exciting Halloween STEM Activities for Kindergarten