Spiders and Webs on the Light Table

This is a total Pinterest-inspired Halloween activity. I saw this idea of building spiderwebs on the light table from the blog “And Next Comes L”. It looked like a lot of fun, but I knew that Trevor would get frustrated trying to make webs out of yarn. Mr. Literal gets mad when things don’t look exactly the way they’re supposed to. So I took inspiration from another post on the same blog to make Trevor some spiderwebs for this activity. And all you need is a glue gun!

Using my glue gun I drew out four spiderwebs on top of some parchment paper. I also shook a little glitter on each before they hardened. They look great on the light table! Trevor had a blast with them. The spiders I used were glow-in-the-dark plastic spiders from the Dollar Tree. They also illuminate quite nicely on our light table.


We had so much doing this light table activity. The spiders reminded Trevor of the book “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle, so I grabbed that book off our bookshelf and read it to him. Them we acted out all of the scenes in the book on the light table!


Number Recognition Ghost Felt

Trevor picked out a haunted house felt decoration at the Dollar Tree the other day. While he was playing with it I realized it would be the perfect backdrop for a fun Halloween felt activity! I grabbed some white felt and cut out 10 ghosts. Then with fabric markers I drew on eyes, mouths, and the numbers 1 through 10.


Trevor had a lot of fun playing with these ghosts. It was a fun way to work on some number recognition and sequencing too!


Yogurt and Spice Sensory Play

So I’m obviously a bit obsessed with adding Pumpkin Pie Spice to our Fall activities this year. But how can I not be? It makes everything smell so good! I saw this idea of painting with spices and yogurt on Pinterest awhile back.

Since Paige seems to love sensory play, I thought it would be a fun activity to do with her while Trevor was off at preschool. I put a little plain yogurt on a tray and sprinkled some Pumpkin Pie Spice on top. Then I rounded up a few orange objects and added them to the tray for her to explore as well.


To say Paige had fun doing this would be an understatement. Either that girl is going to have zero sensory issues, unlike her big brother, or she’s going to be a sensory seeker. She LOVES getting messy!




I linked up with the Weekly Kids Co-Op this week. You should head on over and check it out for more fun ideas!