I can’t wait to share this fun spooktacular idea for Halloween I Spy Bottles!
With a few ingredients from the kitchen and a small collection of small “Halloween-y” toys – you can make a fun game for the kiddos that is perfect entertainment for times when you’re on the phone, or in the car on the way to school, or any other time when you want to keep the kids occupied for a few minutes!
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Supplies for Halloween I Spy Bottles
- A large glass or clear plastic bottle (I used an empty Voss water bottle)
- Black beans and red lentils to fill your bottle most of the way
- A variety of small Halloween themed toys that can fit inside the bottle, like:
- black cat
- creepy crawlies
- eyeballs/googly eyes
- A camera
How to Make the Halloween Discovery Bottle
After gathering all your supplies, lay them out on a table and take a picture of them. Print the picture for reference later for the kiddos.
If you try to put the beans in first, and then add the toys, it will be very difficult to get the toys to spread out inside the bottle.
To add a little mathematical fun, I included 1 bat (and 1 mouse, 1 centipede, and one skeletal hand), 2 spiders, 3 black cats, 4 pumpkins, 5 Halloween charms, 6 flies, 7 eyeball beads, and 8 ants.
For extra challenge, they can try to find ALL of each object by counting! Whew!
Want more sensory bottle ideas? Be sure to check out these other fun dry ingredient discovery bottles! Click on the links below!
Candy Corn Discovery Bottle | Preschool Inspirations
Alphabet Discovery Bottle | Sugar Aunts
5 Little Pumpkins Discovery Bottle | Modern Preschool
Pumpkin Seed Discovery Bottles for Fall | Fun-A-Day
Other Fun Halloween Activities!
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