Halloween was always my favorite. Getting my kids in the spooky spirit is one of my favorite things about fall. Whether you are planning a Halloween party at school with toddlers, kindergarteners, or big kids, these activities are fun for all.
If you are trying to social distance or a homeroom mom, school teacher, or child-care provider, this list will be sure to make your party planning a bit easier this year.
From slime to bat bowling that’ll entertain your child for hours, I have rounded up a few of our favorite Halloween activities to get you going.
What kid doesn’t love slime, moms not so much. This is always an activity that we make sure we do on the patio. Little ones are always fascinated with slime; this will keep them occupied for a while.
- 1/2 cup of Elmer’s WhiteGlue
- 3 Cups of Foam Shaving Cream
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Food Coloring
- 1 tbsp of saline solution
Make sure to whip it up to your pumpkin slime recipe well until it has pulled away from the sides and starts to form a ball shape! If it is too sticky, make sure you add more saline solution.
Black Cat Bowling
My kids had a blast with this cat bowling. Start with a children’s bowling set, if your kids don’t have that you can always decorate empty water bottles or cans and decorate those give the bowling pins paper cat ears and twine collars. Use glue to attach a curled paper tail for an extra festive touch.
Carving Pumpkins is my favorite tradition to do the night before Halloween so our porch is decorated for all the little ghosts and goblins on Halloween. This year, you can still create a fun family night on your front porch by setting up a pumpkin carving station. Pick up some pumpkins, play some spooky music, and get to work carving jack-o’-lanterns.
Make Halloween Crafts
There is no shortage of fun Halloween craft ideas to help keep them busy and entertained all season long. Help make spooky decorations for Halloween night. A jack o’ lantern paper plate is always easy and fun craft.
Set Up a Spooky Sensory Bin
If you have a toddler or preschooler at home, you’ve got to try a sensory bin. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to keep little ones busy for hours on end. Start with a plastic bin from the dollar store and some pebbles; add in some small toys like skeletons and pumpkins to add an extra boost of Halloween fun. You can always switch out the Halloween toys for each season and Halloween. Place the lid on and save for later for more fun.
Play Halloween Bingo
Who doesn’t love a game of Bingo, especially Halloween Bingo? Plastic spiders or miniature Halloween erasers would make great markers for this spooky game..
Organize a Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunts with my kids are my favorite. We did a scavenger hunt with my kids when we were going to Disney, they sure felt special. Make your kids feel special this Halloween with a spooky activity created just for them. Hide some candy and create a scavenger hunt around the house with clues about different locations. Once the kids are in costume, hand them the first clue and watch as they collect the hidden candy or prizes in their trick-or-treat bags.
Tell Halloween Ghost Stories
Older kids will get a thrill out of this family activity. Light up the backyard fire pit and gather around it with enough hot apple cider and s’mores ingredients for everyone. As you roast your marshmallows, go around the circle and tell age-appropriate ghost stories and spooky tales. .
Print a Spooky Worksheet
Look for Halloween math or letter activities. Give them some candy as treat for trying their best. . Try a worksheet to practice their letters or numbers.
Toilet Paper Mummies Activity
This toilet paper mummies game is a classic Halloween activity. This is always a really fun game for kids, you will share a lot of laughs for sure. I was really excited to be able to introduce it to my kids on family game night, they were covered from head to toe in toilet paper.