8+ Toddler Friendly Halloween Activities

8+ Toddler Friendly Halloween Activities

We have been having great fun with our Halloween play so wanted to share with you our 8+ toddler friendly Halloween activities. We originally started our 100 day toddler play challenge this time last year with a pumpkin sensory activity. Adam’s play has come a long way since this photo was taken. 1. Halloween Spider Sensory Bin  This activity is a guest post written on Building Blocks and Acorns. Using black turtle beans, red lentils and toy spiders Adam had great fun picking out all of the spiders. 2. Fine Motor Skills Spider This activity we did back in June. Adam...
Ghost Toilet Roll Towers

Ghost Toilet Roll Towers

Adam seems to love toilet rolls at the moment. He keeps running into the bathroom to retrieve one. Instead of trying to distract him I decided to make the toilet rolls into a game. As Halloween is fast approaching I turned the toilet rolls into ghosts and created the game Ghost Toilet Roll Towers. To make the ghost toilet rolls I simply cut out the eyes and mouth from black card and stuck them on using double sided sellotape. I just had to show Adam the ghost toilet rolls and he immediately started to make ghost towers. Adam made ghost tower after ghost tower. In true...
Halloween Jelly Hand

Halloween Jelly Hand

After spotting a fantastic hand mould  in PoundLand I knew it would be perfect for a sensory Halloween activity. We reused the spiders that we added to our Halloween Spider Sensory Bin which was featured on Building Blocks and Acorns. After our jelly digging failure last year I had learnt the lesson to add extra gelatin  to the jelly for it to set firmly. It worked in our second attempt at jelly digging and our edible jelly worms so hoped that it would work again. Our Halloween jelly hand turned out perfectly. I also used the Halloween ice cube tray that has featured in...
BeWILDerwood – Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade

BeWILDerwood – Glorious Glowing La...

When we won tickets to BeWILDerwood from the fantastic blog Mud Mud Marvellous Mud I knew we had to go this season. The perfect opportunity came during October half term so we could experience The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade.  We had been concerned that it may be too scary for Adam but it turned out to be a magical experience. BeWILDerwood has always been a brilliant day out but taking Adam turned it into a fantastic experience.  We had an action packed day. We arrived at 10am and Adam did stop running, climbing, sliding and laughing until we left at 5.40pm. He never...
Halloween Sensory Bin

Halloween Sensory Bin

After discovering a witches cauldron in PoundLand I wanted to create a Halloween Sensory Bin. I found black and orange straws that I could cut up and use as the sensory bin base. The straws were cut into segments that were different lengths. I purchased some soft centred green and red eyes from PoundLand and hid them in the straws. Finally, I decorated the sensory bin with cute purple bat pom poms. I knew that Adam would start transferring the sensory bin’s contents straight away so I gave him a Halloween ice cube tray. At first he took the straws out one scoop at a...
Ghost Balloon Busters

Ghost Balloon Busters

In preparation for Halloween we have been reading ‘The Haunted House’ by Kazuno Kohara. A little girl, who turns out to be a witch, lives in a haunted house but manages to catch all the ghosts. She turns them into curtains and blankets. When I was replacing some net curtains I realised they would be perfect to recycle into ghosts – opposite to what the little witch did in ‘The Haunted House’ book. The same day Adam used a fly squatter to hit a single balloon around the living room. The idea of Ghost Balloon Busters was formed. The ghosts were...
Pumpkin Car Tunnel

Pumpkin Car Tunnel

After our wonderful pumpkin picking experience last week, we brought two pumpkins home. I knew from last years experience that I am hopeless at carving a pumpkin so wanted to find a way that Adam could play with the pumpkin – hence we made a pumpkin tunnel. First we needed to scoop out the pumpkin meat. We placed the pumpkins on our Tuff Spot. Adam got involved, although he was still hesitant about touching the pumpkin meat with his hands. At either side of the large pumpkin I cut out two holes for the tunnel and used Tip-ex to write on the pumpkin. To form the road...
10 Sensory Bins Using Food

10 Sensory Bins Using Food

Here at Adventures of Adam we love sensory bins. They are a great way of getting the benefits of sensory play, such as cognitive, language and physical development, with no mess involved. As the resources are kept in a small container, cleaning up afterwards is quick. Food makes a great base for a sensory bin. Most items are already in your kitchen cupboard making it a cost effective play activity. Here are our top 10 sensory bins using food: 1. Edible Dinosaur Sensory Bin  Everything in this sensory bin is edible – even the dinosaurs! Broken rice cakes, biscuits...
Pumpkin Picking – White House Farm, Norwich

Pumpkin Picking – White House Farm...

I have never considered going pumpkin picking before. However, when I realised you could pick your own pumpkin at White House Farm in Norwich I thought it was an opportunity we couldn’t miss. The farm is near my childhood home in Thorpe St Andrew. It is located just off Blue Boar Lane in between Tesco and the Sprowston Garden Centre. Driving down the lane to the farm it felt like we were in the middle of the countryside rather than a couple of miles from Norwich city centre. Luckily there were several signs reassuring us we were on the right track! The car park was...
Harvest Sensory Bin

Harvest Sensory Bin

It is hard to believe it is Autumn already and that the harvest has come and gone. As we live in the countryside Adam regularly sees tractors carrying different loads. What better way to celebrate harvest than with a harvest sensory bin using different cereals from the kitchen cupboard. We used Shreddies, Weetabix and Cherrios. In the box I placed our fake grass mat as a base  and added a farm house and a variety of tractors. At one end I stacked toilet roll tubes to represent hay bales. Adam’s play focused on the Weetabix. He transferred them from one side of the...