Halloween Orange Goop Sensory Bin

Halloween Orange Goop Sensory Bin | Life is Peachy

I love Oobleck. It provides such a great opportunity for kids to explore science and it’s so much fun to play with. This recipe is orange so it’s perfect for Halloween and it only requires 3 ingredients so it’s super easy to whip up.

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 box cornstarch
  • 2 packets orange Kool-Aid powder
  • Water
  • Food coloring (optional)

Mix 2 packets of dry Kool-Aid powder and 1 box of cornstarch in a plastic bin. Slowly add approximately 1 cup of water into the cornstarch mixture and combine using your hand. Make sure to add the water SLOWLY. The texture will be crumbly at first but it will become honey-like. You may need to use slightly more or less than 1 cup to get the desired texture. You should be able to squeeze a handful of the goop into a ball and it will “melt” once you stop squeezing.

Now, let me explain the orange water…I didn’t know if the Kool-Aid would make the goop orange-y enough so I added orange food coloring to the water. In the end, I don’t think this step was necessary as the Kool-Aid would’ve been plenty orange, so skip the food coloring if you’d like.

Halloween Orange Goop Sensory Bin | Life is Peachy

 

I added some plastic Halloween cookie cutters and scoopers from a pumpkin carving kit. That’s it! Super simple!

Goose’s friend Chickadee joined in on the fun too.

Halloween Orange Goop Sensory Bin | Life is Peachy

 

Halloween Orange Goop Sensory Bin | Life is Peachy

 

Goose loved watching it melt and drip off her hand.

Halloween Orange Goop Sensory Bin | Life is Peachy

 

The furry brown leg in the right side of this picture belongs to Chickadee’s dog. He likes to hang out too and he’s super sweet and we love him.

Halloween Orange Goop Sensory Bin | Life is Peachy

 

Lots of gooey fun!

Halloween Orange Goop Sensory Bin | Life is Peachy

 

The girls played outside until the sun went down!

Halloween Orange Goop Sensory Bin | Life is Peachy

 

It only takes a few things to put together a simple yet fun sensory bin. This Halloween Orange Goop Sensory Bin took literally 5 minutes, at the most, to put together and it provided well over an hour of entertainment for the kiddos. It would have been even longer had it not gotten dark outside!

There are no pics of Baby Bird in this post because she wanted nothing to do with this activity.

If you want to store the goop for later use, keep it in a sealed container in the refrigerator. If it dries up a bit, just add more water and mix well. Do not leave this sensory bin on your kitchen counter for 3 days as it will grow mold…not that I did that or anything…

Another fun goopy sensory activity is our Minty Christmas Oobleck. It’s fun for any day, not just Christmas!

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Halloween Coloring Pages

Free Halloween Coloring Pages | Life is Peachy

Goose is really into all things art right now. She will sit in her playroom and draw and color for a long time on her own. It’s awesome. She is super excited about Halloween too so I made these Halloween Coloring Pages for her. This pack includes 15 pages of not-so-scary Halloween themed images perfect for preschool and pre-k.

Each pages includes a traceable word!

 

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Halloween Coloring Pages

 

Free Halloween Coloring Pages | Life is Peachy

Isn't this colorful bat just adorable?

Isn’t this colorful bat just adorable?

 

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I must admit, I don’t particularly care for the scary/gory/creepy aspects of Halloween. I much prefer all the cute stuff (think baby costumes and happy jack-o-lanterns). What do you like about Halloween?

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Halloween Dot Marker Pages

Halloween Dot Marker Pages for Preschoolers  | Life is Peachy

I made this set of Halloween Dot Marker Pages last year, never posted it and forgot all about it! I stumbled upon it by accident today as I was looking for another document on my computer. I’m sure glad I found it though because I haven’t put together any new Halloween printables yet this year. Between my kids and work, I’m staying super busy so I haven’t been able to post as much as I’d like. So yay, easy new post for me!

This pack contains 15 pages for Do-A-Dot Markers!

Witch hat, jack-o-lantern, vampire, bat, witch shoes, potion, haunted house, candy corn, trick-or-treater, happy ghost, Frankenstein, skull, cauldron, candy, spiderweb 

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Halloween Dot Marker Pages

 

Page examples:

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Graphics used in this printable are from Scrappin Doodles, Goodness & Fun on Etsy and My Cute Graphics.

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