This is an invitation to play with a Sp-oooo-ky twist. It is based on Halloween. We have chosen some fun items to interact and explore. It’s a perfect Halloween STEM activity.
These invitations to play trays are a brilliant way of getting kids to interact with open-ended play. They encourage creativity and imagination and anything can be created with them. Watch as your kids explore new and old materials through their play.
What to include in your Halloween STEM activity
You can use any item of interest for your kids. Be sure to use things that are age and allergy appropriate. Here, we have included the following items for our play tray:
- Orange playdoh. You can either use store bought playdoh or make a homemade version. Remember that red and yellow mix to form your orange colouring!
- Cotton buds for bones.
- Walnuts for brains.
- Cooked spaghetti for hair or intestines. You could even dye your spaghetti red for a really gory item.
- Lolly teeth.
- Googly eyes.
- Scary toy bugs.
- Tray with separate compartments.
How to play
The best part of this activity is that once you’ve filled your tray you can just hand it over. Then, your kids can literally play with it and the materials in any way that inspires them. I love that its open-ended and you can just watch their creativity flow.
What did we do with our Halloween tray?
We made a few things with our Halloween play tray. We made a scary monster who was being eaten by the spooky bugs, a walnut sword and some geometric structures.
We had a fun time playing with our Halloween inspired invitation to play. What would you include on your tray?