For Halloween not being one of the ‘major’ holidays like Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving [you know, where you get the entire family together for a feast], it sure does bring out some awesome activities to do with the kids!
There’s hundreds of ideas floating around, of course, and I’m sharing with you our 12 Halloween activities that we’ve done here on hands on : as we grow. Don’t forget to browse the 60 Halloween activities that have been featured here, too [they're listed at the end!].
|Shaving Cream Puffy Paint Ghost
& Spider Web
|After some Halloween sensory play with shaving cream, cut out some ghosts and spider webs to decorate!|
|Pumpkin Mummy Family|
|Pick out some pumpkins that resemble your family and make them into mummies for a table decoration!|
|Create monsters with yarn and glue. Add some monster touches and hang on a Halloween monster tree!|
|Spooky Treat Holders|
|Get crafty with toilet paper tubes and crepe paper to make candy holders!|
|Sticky Spider Web|
|Use tape in a doorway [or hallway] and make a sticky spider web to catch ‘flies’!|
|Dye cooked spaghetti the color of your choice. Add some ‘glue’ to the mix and make spider webs to hang in the window!|
|Monster Treat Bags|
|Have a Halloween party? Make these monster treat bags during the party for take home treats!|
|Add zits, eyes and hair to some odd looking pumpkins to make them into monsters!|
|4 Halloween Sensory Activities:|
|Orange Halloween Shaving Cream|
|Add food coloring to shaving cream and let your toddler [and preschooler] enjoy the gooey-ness of it all!|
|Slimy Spaghetti Potion|
|Add food coloring and oil to cooked spaghetti and let your toddler mix up some slimy spaghetti potions!|
|Slimy Eyes Sensory Bag|
|Put hair gel [and food coloring if necessary] along with monster features, such as googly eyes, in a baggy for some sensory exploration!|
|Gingerbread Boy Mummies|
|Dress up a gingerbread boy for a tasty [and smelly] treat for the holiday to make with the kids!|
|Browse 60 more Halloween Activities!
[that have been featured on hands on : as we grow]
I’d love for you to share your favorite
Halloween activities, crafts, and play ideas too!