At this point in October, we’re well into the fall season, and Halloween is quickly approaching! Today we’re sharing some creative, educational, Halloween-themed activities you can do with your child to celebrate the season. Here are some of our favorite ideas from around the Web.
1. Pop Goes the Pumpkin from Martha Stewart
If you need a creative and decorative game for an October party, give this idea from Martha Stewart a try! You’ll need some foam board, burlap, duct tape, and a few other materials to create it, but once you have the materials assembled, it’s simple to put everything in place and let kids take turns popping the balloons. This activity is recommended for ages 6 and up.
2. Sparkly Pumpkins from The Imagination Tree
This is a great alternative to jack o’lanterns, and a way for even your youngest trick or treaters to get involved—using regular paint, glitter paint, paint brushes, and stickers.
3. Spider Web Halloween Craft from Buggy and Buddy
Using yarn, popsicle sticks, paint, and a few craft tools, you can help your preschooler or school-ager make these adorably festive decorations. Toddlers can get involved by painting popsicle sticks and attaching toy spiders to them.
4. Puffy Ghosts from Thriving Home
With cardstock, cotton balls, glue, and paper, you can make cute and friendly ghosts to hang around your house for Halloween. Your child can glue the cotton balls and cut out eye and mouth shapes.
5. Candy Corn Halloween Craft from Thriving Home
This one is perfect for preschoolers and includes a free printable. Using paper or fabric scraps, glue, and colored paper, this 15-minute project is simple to pull off, even if you’re not a crafty mom (*raises hand*).
6. Hanging Foam Bats from HGTV
Click over to the post to download a free template to create these friendly upside-down spooky creatures, complete with googly eyes and hung with fishing line.
7. Monster Treat Bags from Crafts by Amanda
For a twist on ordinary treat buckets, gather paper lunch bags, construction paper, glue, a black marker, and some acrylic paint. Create your own facial features, or use the template included in the blog post.
8. Halloween Pumpkin Hunt from Party Games Now
Here’s a game in the spirit of an Easter egg hunt, but with a fall-themed twist. You’ll need several children to make it fun, so it’s perfect for a Halloween party or an October birthday party.
9. My Pumpkin Story from Education World
This classroom lesson plan can also be used one-on-one with your child at home. It’s meant for elementary school-agers who can read and write. It incorporates an online activity, which you can find at the link.
10. Fill-in Story: Halloween Carnival from Teacher Vision
Finally, here is another creative writing activity you can use in the classroom or at home. You’ll find a free printable students can use to fill in the blanks and create their own Halloween-themed story. This site has several other Halloween-related resources you and your child might enjoy.
Happy learning and happy Halloween!