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Fun Halloween Activities For Kids

Fun Halloween Activities For Kids

Are you looking for some fun Halloween activities for kids?

 

Halloween is just around the corner, and we have some fan-favorite activities for Halloween for you to do! 

 

This time of the year is so much fun! I love to get creative with the kids and learn together!

 

Here are over 25 Halloween activities for kids!

 

Art & Creativity

Spider Web Painting

Supplies Needed:

Butcher paper, painter’s tape, paint

How-to Guide:

Roll out several feet of butcher paper. Use several strips of painter’s tape and apply it in different crossing directions across the butcher paper to make a spider web. Have your child paint each section in a different way. When they are finished, carefully peel off the tape to reveal your child’s spider web!

 

Coffee Filter Bats

Supplies Needed:

Markers, coffee filters, spray bottle, paint, clothespin

How-to Guide:

Using washable markers, have your child color several coffee filters. Lay the colored coffee filters on a washable surface. Using a spray bottle, mist them with water. The more the filters are sprayed, the more the design runs and bleeds; the choice is yours! While you are waiting, paint a clothespin black. After the coffee filters are dry, fold them in half. Clip the dried painted clothespin along the folded edge in the middle of the semi-circle. Here is your bat with its colored wings! You can add googly eyes, tiny small white paper triangles for its teeth, and tiny small black paper triangles for its ears to complete your bat! You can also cut the edges of the coffee filter in a wavy pattern to give the bat wings some definition!

 

Pumpkin Paint Roll

Supplies Needed:

Paper, shallow box, paint, miniature pumpkins

How-to Guide:

Have your child select their favorite colored piece of paper and place it in a wide, shallow box or container. Squirt some paint into the box. Drop several miniature pumpkins into the box and let your child roll the pumpkins around through the paint along their paper! You can add a lid or cover to the box and let your child shake the marbles around in the box.  

 

Monster Suncatchers

Supplies Needed:

Tissue paper, contact paper

How-to Guide:

Have your child rip up several sheets of different Halloween colored tissue paper. Then, stick the ripped pieces onto the sticky side of the contact paper. You can cut the contact paper out into different Halloween shapes, or I like to have a Halloween monster template that the children stick the tissue paper around. After the tissue paper has been applied, you can stick the contact paper to a window to reveal your homemade suncatcher! 

 

Spooky Silhouette Painting

Supplies Needed:

Paper, painter’s tape, paint

How-to Guide:

Print out your child’s favorite Halloween character (such as a mummy, werewolf, witch, pumpkin, etc.) outline and cut it out. Loop painter’s tape and stick it to the back of the character, and then stick it to a piece of paper. Let your child paint the paper making sure to paint over the character. When they are finished, carefully peel off the paper to reveal the character’s silhouette! 

 

STEM

Mixing Potions

Supplies Needed:

Clear containers, baking soda, food coloring, vinegar

How-to Guide:

Lay out several clear containers and put a few spoonfuls of baking soda in each one. Add a few drops of different food coloring colors into each container. Have your child pour a little bit of vinegar into each container and watch the reaction! After the fizzling has gone down, pour one container into the other and watch the different colors mix and fizzle! You might need to add a little bit more baking soda and/or vinegar for a bigger reaction!

 

Monster Slime

Fun Halloween Activities For Kids Slime

Supplies Needed:

White glue, water, food coloring, baking soda, saline solution

How-to Guide:

What kid doesn’t love slime? This is the perfect sensory activity for kids to explore and keep them fully engaged! Follow my recipe here for some homemade fun! Add sparkles, googly eyes, toy spiders, or other Halloween elements to make things more spooky! 

 

Expanding Ghosts

Fun Halloween Activities For Kids Expanding Ghosts

Supplies Needed:

Marker, white balloon, vinegar, baking soda, water bottle

How-to Guide:

Start by drawing a spooky ghost face onto a white balloon. Pour ½ cup of vinegar into a water bottle. Scoop 1 tablespoon of baking soda into the balloon. Carefully secure the balloon onto the opening of the bottle. Once the balloon is completely covering the water bottle opening, stand the balloon up straight so that the baking soda falls into the bottle. Now watch as the baking soda and vinegar cause a reaction and make your spooky ghost expand! 

 

Fluffy Witches Brew 

Supplies Needed:

Cornstarch, conditioner, food coloring

How-to Guide:

Have your child help your measure out 1 cup of cornstarch, ½ cup of conditioner, and a couple drops of food coloring. Mix together to create your fluffy witches brew! Mix in sparkles, googley eyes, toy spiders for more fun! 

 

Fizzing Pumpkins

Supplies Needed:

Baking soda, bowl, water, orange food coloring, saran wrap, pipette, vinegar

How-to Guide:

Add a few scoops of baking soda into a bowl (the amount of baking soda varies on how many pumpkins you want to make). Combine water and orange food coloring in a separate bowl. Add the colored water slowly to the baking soda to get a crumbly mixture that can make a snowball. Pack the mixture into balls to resemble pumpkins. Wrap in saran wrap to maintain the shape and place in the freezer for at least a half hour. Remove your pumpkins and place them in a large dish or container. Use a pipette or something similar to squirt some vinegar onto the pumpkins to make them fizz! 

 

Gross Motor

Pumpkin Glow Toss

Supplies Needed:

Pumpkins, glow sticks

How-to Guide:

Line up several pumpkins (which have long stems on the tops) in a line. Crack some glow sticks and connect both ends together to create a circle. Have your child toss the glow stick ring and try to land it over the pumpkin stem!

 

Spider Web Obstacle Course

Supplies Needed:

Streamers

How-to Guide:

In your hallway or a small room, tape up white streamers in many different zig zag crossings throughout. Have your child try to get through the crossings without touching the streamers!

 

Ghost Bowling

Supplies Needed:

Styrofoam cups, ball

How-to Guide:

Draw ghost faces on 5 or ten white styrofoam cups. Arrange the cups like bowling pins. Now let your child roll a ball and try to knock over the ghosty cups! 

 

Monster Moves

Supplies Needed:

Monster Move Cards

How-to Guide:

These Monster Move Cards are a great way to do some gross motor exercises and have a fun, spooky learning experience! Download your free Monster Move Cards here.

 

Ghost Toss 

Supplies Needed:

Poster Board, marker, scissors, bean bags, storage bags, dried beans

How-to Guide:

On thick poster board, draw and cut out a ghost with its mouth wide open. Lean your poster board ghost up against a wall. You can make bean bags simply by filling up a ziploc bag with dried rice or beans! Stand several feet in front of your ghost and try to toss your bean bags through the ghosts mouth!

 

Fine Motor

Tape Mummies

Supplies Needed:

Black paper, craft tape, googly eyes

How-to Guide:

Draw a mummy outline on black paper. Give your child several strips of white craft tape and let them stick it on the mummy. After they have finished, cut the mummy out. Add googly eyes to complete your tape mummy! 

 

Pumpkin Poppers

Supplies Needed:

Disposable cup, balloon, marker, ping pong ball

How-to Guide:

Start by cutting the bottom off of a disposable cup. Trim off the neck of a balloon, and then draw a spooky face onto the balloon. Put the balloon onto the bottom of the trimmed cup. Now place a pom pom or ping pong ball into the cup. Pinch the bottom of the balloon, lightly pull back, and release to pop the ball out of the cup! 

 

Mummy Lacing

Supplies Needed:

Hole punch, paper plate, yarn, marker

How-to Guide:

Hole punch around the edge of a white paper plate, leaving about a half inch in between each hole. Use a shoe lace or a piece of yarn to lace each hole, making sure to go across the plate to a new hole every time. Draw a spooky mummy face on the plate for more fun!

 

Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins

Supplies Needed:

Beads, pipe cleaner

How-to Guide:

String orange, yellow, and red beads onto a pipe cleaner. Once the pipe cleaner is full, shape it into a pumpkin!

 

Ghost Painting

Supplies Needed:

Clothespin, cotton ball, white paint, black paper

How-to Guide:

Use a clothespin to pinch a cotton ball. Have your child hold the clothespin and dip the cotton ball into some white paint. Dot the paint across some black paper in the shape of a ghost!

 

Social-Emotional

Jack-O-Lantern Rice

Supplies Needed:

Large storage bag, paint, rice, scoops, toys

How-to Guide:

Pour some rice into a Ziploc bag. Have your child pick out a couple of different Halloween colors of paint to squirt into the bag, along with the rice. After sealing the bag (you can reinforce the opening with masking tape if needed) let your child squish the rice and paint to create different colored fall rice! Now you can use your finger and draw different shapes, letters, or pictures in the rice!

Later, open the bag of colored rice that your child made and let it dry. After the rice is thoroughly dried, pour out the rice into a bin. Let your child enjoy running their hands through the colored rice that they made. Add small halloween toys, blocks, and cars, shovels, measuring cups and let your child dig around for the objects.

 

Spooky Sensory Spaghetti

Supplies Needed:

Cooked spaghetti, vinegar, neon food coloring, gallon storage bag, Halloween objects

How-to Guide:

Place some spaghetti into a pot and cook al dente. While the spaghetti is cooking, mix 4 tablespoons of vinegar with half a bottle of neon food coloring and pour it into a gallon storage bag. After the spaghetti is cooked, drain it and rinse with cool water, and then add to the bag. Make sure the bag is well sealed and then mix the spaghetti with the dye! Let this sit for about two hours. After two hours rinse the spaghetti in cold water. Now it is ready to enjoy! Pour the spaghetti into a bin and add toy spiders or other Halloween objects to complete your spooky sensory spaghetti! 

 

Pumpkin Washing

Supplies Needed:

Water, dish soap, pumpkin, tooth brush

How-to Guide:

Fill a large container full of water and dish soap. Place a pumpkin in the water and give your child a tooth brush or other scrubber brush to wash their pumpkin!

 

Halloween Foam

Supplies Needed:

Warm water, dish soap, cornstarch, food coloring, whisks, scoops

How-to Guide:

Add ¼ cup of warm water, 2 tablespoons of dish soap, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, and purple food coloring into a blender. Blend on high until there are stiff peaks. Pour out the foam into a bin and add different Halloween toys, whisks, scoops, etc.

 

Pumpkin Playdough

Supplies Needed:

Flour, salt, oil, cream of tartar, hot water, orange food coloring

How-to Guide:

Have your child help you measure out 3 cups of flour, 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of salt, 3-4 tablespoons of oil, 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar, 3 cups of hot water, and your orange food coloring. Mix together and enjoy playing with your own homemade playdough! 

 

Language & Literacy 

Halloween Name Writing

Supplies Needed:

Shaving cream, storage bag, paint

How-to Guide:

Spray some shaving cream into a Ziploc bag. Have your child pick out a couple of Halloween paint colors and pour some into the bag. Properly seal the bag (you can use masking tape to ensure it is sealed) and watch your child squish the bag to make new colors! Alternatively, you can let your child squish and smear the shaving cream and paint on a table or other surface with their hands and fingers for a fun sensory activity. 

 

Matching Alphabet Bones

Supplies Needed:

Marker, paper, scissors

How-to Guide:

Draw several large bones on some paper and cut them out. On one end of the bone write an upper case letter, on the other end of the bone write the lower letter. Do this on all of the bones. Now cut the bones in half, in a zig zag cut. Mix up the bone ends and have your child match up the correct bone letters! 

 

Here is the Preschool Halloween Lesson Plan if you want to follow along:

Fun Halloween Activities For Kids Preschool Lesson Plan

 

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