12 Fun Halloween Activities for Kids You Can Do at Home
Whether you have a fourth grader obsessed with STEM experiments or a kindergartner who loves squishing slime, get into the spooky spirit with these easy Halloween activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids.
Feeling stretched thin trying to come up with cool new activities for your kids? Join the club. Luckily, Halloween is on the way, and with it comes tons of inspiration for keeping little ones entertained. Think spooky math activities, silly sensory bins, pumpkin slime, bat puppets, and more. As a bonus, most of these fun Halloween activities can be completed with things you already have at home!
Crafty Halloween Activities for Kids
Here’s an easy way to level up slime time in your household! Try this fluffy pumpkin slime for Halloween (pictured above) courtesy of the I Heart Arts n Crafts blog. Your kiddos will be fascinated by this light, airy slime that’s more fun than Play-Doh. It’s perfect for little fingers and comes together quickly with simple ingredients.
Enlist your kids’ help with Halloween decorating by making these parchment paper spiderwebs from Debbie at One Little Project. They may look difficult, but have no fear—this Halloween activity for preschoolers is an easy and fun way to learn basic cutting skills.
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. And when you’re done, simply snap on the lid and store it away for another day. We love this amazing Halloween version from Productive Pete with black, white, and green dried beans and peas. Toss in toys like skeletons and pumpkins to add an extra boost of Halloween fun.
This moveable bat paper plate puppet is perfect for preschoolers, and it sure is cute! Make your bat “fly” against a night sky in this simple but oh-so-cute craft from Kids Craft Room.
Silly Faces Flip Book
When it comes to Halloween activities for toddlers, not-too-scary is the name of the game. Enter this silly faces pumpkin flip book from I Heart Crafty Things. Little ones will have a blast flipping the pages to see how many silly faces they can make.
Who doesn’t love a game of bingo every now and then? Camille at Growing Up Gabel has adapted this classic game into one of the cutest Halloween activities for kids. Plastic spiders or miniature Halloween erasers can make great markers!
STEM Halloween Activities for Kids
Tea Bag Ghosts
Halloween STEM activities are the perfect way to combine fun and learning. These flying tea bag ghosts, courtesy of the Gift of Curiosity blog, demonstrate how hot air rises.
Halloween Candy Catapult
Popsicle sticks and rubber bands are all you’ll need to pull off this super-simple Halloween STEM activity, courtesy of There’s Just One Mommy. Kids can learn all about tension, torsion, and gravity when they create a catapult to fling candy pumpkins into the air.
Fizzy Science Experiment
If you’re looking for a new STEM lesson for school-aged kids, try creating these baking soda pumpkins that magically dissolve when you pour vinegar on them. Add a surprise trinket in the middle and watch their eyes light up as it emerges.
Math Halloween Activities for Kids
Ghostly Measurement Worksheet
Looking for Halloween math activities? Snag these printables from What I Have Learned Teaching to help your school-aged kids with their measurement skills.
Frightful Fun with Numbers
Teach your little ones number recognition with this “roll and cover” spiderweb printable from Fun Learning for Kids. It’s definitely one to add to your list of Halloween math activities!
Count with Creepy Bats
Have a kindergartner? These adorable bats can help with their budding math skills! The bat’s body contains a number, and your child can write the numbers that come before and after it on each wing.