Spider Sensory Bin

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I made this quick and easy Spider Sensory Bin for Ella’s Kindergarten classroom… two years ago! This easy Halloween sensory bin is perfect for using up leftover packaging paper.

This simple Spider Sensory Bin is a fun and easy Halloween sensory bin for kids, and is perfect for playing with after reading a Spider Book like Miss Spider's Tea Party or the Very Busy Spider

Spider Halloween Sensory Bin

It’s a little embarrassing how many Halloween activities and recipes I have saved up on my computer, waiting to be shared here.

Fall is my busiest work season, not to mention all the craziness of back to school and new extra-curricular activities, so I’ve accumulated a bit of a back log of ideas to share with you.

And the best part of these fun Halloween ideas is that they are all super simple and quick – just like this easy Spider Sensory Bin.

I just used a handful of materials to create contrasting sensory experiences, and a spooky color palette. The additional of small, medium and large spiders also adds a math concept to this bin, which also provides plenty of enriching language opportunities.

The black crinkly paper can be purchased at any Dollar Store, but I think mine came in a package. The kids loves the contrast of the crinkly paper to the soft cotton “spiderwebs.” The purple foam spiderwebs also presented another soft sensory experience, while also presenting different concepts of what a spider’s web could be like.

Is it hard and crunchy?

Is it soft and tangly?

Or is it smooth and patterned?

Can all of the above be correct?

The kids also loved searching through the bin to find the spiders and started playing a counting game to see how many spiders they could collect.

While this bin was incredibly simple to throw together, it provided several hours of fun and learning! (Those are my favorite types of sensory bins!)

 

Materials for a Spider Sensory Bin

Tip: feel free to swap out any of these materials for materials that you already have on hand or are able to find cheaply.

How to Make a Simple Spider Sensory Bin

Roll out the white cotton spiderwebs and use them to pad the sensory bin.

Sprinkle the black crinkly paper overtop.

Nestle the spiders into the sensory bin, and add the purple spider webs for a pop of color.

And have fun playing!

 

This sensory bin would be perfect for playing with after reading any of the below Spider books. You could even add in some special elements inspired by the books.

Click on the book covers to open up a Book Depository page – they are my favorite for ordering books. Free shipping and great prices:

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Aaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks

Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott

Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk

 

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Your kids will love playing with this Simple Spider Sensory Bin after reading their favorite spider picture books, like the Very Busy Spider, Charlotte's Web, Anansi, or Miss Spider's Tea Party

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Spider Sensory Bin

Spider Sensory Bin

This simple Spider Sensory Bin is a fun and easy Halloween sensory bin for kids, and is perfect for playing with after reading a Spider Book like Miss Spider's Tea Party or the Very Busy Spider

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Cotton spider webbing
  • Black packaging crinkly paper
  • Spiders in different sizes and shapes
  • Purple foam spider webs

Tools

  • Large bin (a storage bin works great)

Instructions

  1. Roll out the white cotton spiderwebs and use them to pad the sensory bin.
  2. Sprinkle the black crinkly paper overtop.
  3. Nestle the spiders into the sensory bin, and add the purple spider webs for a pop of color.
  4. And have fun playing!

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What would you add to make this sensory bin even better?

For more fun sensory bin ideas, check out our Edible Inside Out Emotions Sensory Bin or our Muddy Worm Sensory Bin.

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