Like most kids, my boys absolutely love Halloween, as well as sensory play. For some Halloween fun this year, I decided to bring the two together and make an awesome Witches Brew!
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Witches Brew Ingredients
A quick trip to Michael’s Arts and Crafts store was all it took to gather all the necessary ingredients to make this Witches Brew a success. Here’s what we used!
- Black Witches Cauldron
- Glow Sticks
- Slimy Bugs
- Plastic Snakes
- Rubber Lizards
- Eyeball Bouncy Balls
- Plastic Skeleton Bones
- Halloween Colored Pompoms
- Dawn Dish Detergent
All of these items have different textures and smells, making them great for sensory play!
Making Your Witches Brew
The first step to making our Witches Brew was adding warm water to the black cauldron.
Next, we added a few glow sticks to make our potion a bit more magical.
My boys then took turns adding all of the various items to the cauldron and stirring their Witches Brew.
Once they finished adding everything to their cauldron, I added a little Dawn dish soap. I gave each of my boys a straw and let them blow bubbles in the water. This made our Witches Brew come to life!
When they were finally done blowing bubbles, we played a little game. Each of my boys took turns closing their eyes and reaching into the cauldron. I would then ask them to try to find a certain item without looking. It took awhile for them to get the hang of it but they finally figured out how to take their time and feel each of the items they picked up to find the one they needed, before pulling the first item they grabbed out of the water. They had so much fun with this!
Sensory Play is so important for little ones and it’s always the most fun. My boys thoroughly enjoyed this activity and I’m sure we will be repeating it well after Halloween. I hope your little ones have just as much fun with this as mine did! Please share your Witches Brew pics with me on Instagram and Facebook!
Wishing you all a Happy and Safe Halloween!