31 Oct A Quick Guide to Keeping Halloween Fun, Sensory Filled and Meaningful
We know Halloween can be very overstimulating to children with Autism. Between the exciting costumes, and decorations, and others wanting to hear that famous line “Trick or Treat” line, it may not always feel inclusive to all children. Here at Sallyz Center For Autism, we have put together some fun-filled activities that can be done at home as a family. We also included visuals for our non-vocal friends to join in on the fun!
Candy Corn Craft
Cut up small pieces of the different colored paper and allow your child to have a blast gluing them onto the template.
- Black cardstock, or construction paper
- Black felt for the spider’s body. You could use thick paper for this.
- Googly eyes
- School glue (not glue sticks)
Start by tracing each hand on black construction paper. Cut out a circle from felt paper to create the body of the spider. Assemble them by gluing the hands under the body and the eyes on top.
Take a pipe cleaner and cut it in half. Twist the pipe cleaner onto the lollipop stick. Remember spiders have 8 legs, so repeat 3 more times! Finally, glue on eyes and enjoy your creepy crawler treat!
Sensory- Friendly Events Near Us!
Here is a brief list of sensory-friendly events that are happening near us!
Chuck E Cheese
Open 2 hours early for Sensory Sensitive Halloween
Sunday, October 29, 2023
Harvest & Halloween: Drive-Thru @ Stew Leonards
Crafts credits to ThrivingHome.com