Sensory Monsters

In this Remarkable Idea, students will create Halloween themed sensory decorations for your classroom.

This activity addresses:

  • Choice making
  • Fine Motor
  • Cause and effect
  • Alternative methods of access

What you need:

  • Clear containers with a lid (mason jars, baby food jars, pasta sauce, plastic water bottles, etc.)
  • Black and white foam or construction paper
  • Warm water
  • School glue
  • Glitter
  • Food coloring- green and orange (mixing red, yellow and blue food coloring to create these colors is fine)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Super Glue
  • Battery operated scissors
  • TalkingBrix 2

Preparation:

1. Find a picture of a ghost, Frankenstein, and pumpkin.
2. Create TalkingBrix 2 overlays of a ghost, Frankenstein, and a pumpkin.
3. Record “Ghost”, “Frankenstein”, and “Pumpkin” onto the TalkingBrix 2 and place the picture with the corresponding TalkingBrix 2.
4. Clean out the jars you will be using.

What to do:

1.Assist students in cutting out the pieces for the Sensory Monster they choose:
Pumpkin: eyes, nose, and mouth
Ghost: Eyes, Mouth
Frankenstein: eyes, pupils, nose, mouth (the eyes should be made out of white foam)
Stitches (optional)
2. With assistance from an adult, use the hot glue gun to glue the pieces onto the jar to create the character.
3. Fill each jar with warm/hot water, leave room for glue.
4. Allow students to add glue to the jar until the desired consistency is reached or record “More” and “Stop” onto the TalkingBrix 2 so students can tell you when they have enough.
5. Add food coloring (green for Frankenstein, orange for pumpkin, none for ghost).
6. Add glitter until you have the look you desire.
7. An adult should glue the lid onto the jar using either super glue or the hot glue gun to avoid messes later.