Halloween Sorting Activity

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What you’ll need:

  • One 4-pack of glass bowls from Dollar Tree ($1) Link
  • Black acrylic paint (non-toxic!)
  • Orange acrylic paint (non-toxic!)
  • One pack of black cat erasers from the Target One Spot ($1)
  • One pack of orange pumpkin erasers from the Target One Spot ($1)
  • Two paint brushes
  • A tray
  • Tongs or child tweezers *optional (Dollar Tree, 4pk for $1)


  • Paint one glass bowl orange, set out to dry
  • Paint one glass bowl black, set out to dry
  • Place bowls on tray
  • Combine 5 pumpkin erasers and 5 cat erasers into one bowl
  • Place tongs on tray if using
  • Present on shelf

Guidance: As needed

  • Remove the activity from the shelf and carry it over to the work rug
  • Demonstrate moving the black cat erasers to the black bowl or the orange pumpkin erasers to the orange bowl
  • Extend this activity by using smaller tongs or tweezers.
  • If your child does not know how to use tongs yet, simply do not include them in the activity.

*Activity may include small pieces, parental supervision required.