Halloween is coming and there are lots of ideas to keep kids entertained. Think of eerie math activities, a silly skeleton and a pumpkin slime! Most of these fun Halloween activities are done with things you already have in your home.
Get in the spooky mood by working together on these easy Halloween activities to encourage little ones, preschool kids and big children at the end of the year.
Fun Halloween Activities for Kids
These kids’ halloween activities include fun Halloween crafts, Science experiments and easy-peasy ideas that are enjoyable for the whole family and perfect to bring the spooky festival home!
1. Cotton Swab Skeleton
Let’s start with human anatomy! On a sheet of black craft paper, get the child to draw a scary skull. Use earbuds or cotton swabs and stick them below the skull on the black card paper to make the rib cage, spine and limbs to make an easy-peasy Halloween craft.
Just the perfect activity for preschool to get little minds excited and learning about skeleton system.
2. Haunted Hands
One of the most loved halloween activities for kids, this is a BIG hit with all kids. Hide some Halloween goodies in surgical gloves. Fill them up with colored water (use food coloring). Then, turn them ghostly by freezing them up in the refrigerator.
Cut out the gloves when you remove them. Let kids sprinkle salt — salt melts ice — on the frozen hands and dig out the goodies!
Make sure to throw in some Halloween Jokes for Kids for silly laughs!
3. Glow in the dark slime
Use some glue and contact solution to make slime. And oh, don’t forget to add glow-in-the-dark paint to the mix to make it glow in the dark!
Certainly one of the most fun halloween activities for kids!
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4. Magically Inflating Jack-O-Lantern
Halloween is all about magic and jack-o-lanterns. But this time instead of just carving it on a pumpkin, try summoning one with magic.
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What you’ll need:
- Empty plastic bottle
- Baking Soda
- Black marker
- Orange balloon
How to do it:
Step 1: Using the black marker, draw the eyes and mouth of your jack-o-lantern on the orange balloon.
Step 2: Clean the plastic bottle and fill it one-fourth with vinegar.
Step 3: Place the funnel in the mouth of the balloon and one tbsp baking soda. Twist the neck of the balloon to secure the baking soda inside.
Step 4: Carefully slip the mouth of the balloon into the bottle top and untwist the balloon.
As the baking soda slips into the bottle, it reacts with vinegar kicking off a chemical reaction and realising bouts of carbon dioxide gas. This gas rises up and inflates the balloon, bringing your jack-o-lantern to life.
Spooky fun! Try doing it in a dark room with a focused light on the bottle to add real drama!
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5. Bouncy Eye Balls
Add a touch of horror to your Halloween celebration with bouncy eyeballs! This is a classic naked egg science experiment with a twist, which makes it one of the spookiest Halloween activities for kids.
- Orange and black food colouring
- 2 Glasses
How to do it:
Step 1: Fill one glass – a little more than half – with vinegar and orange food colouring and the other with vinegar & black food colouring.
Step 2: Place one egg each in the coloured vinegar solutions and let them sit in the solution for a day.
Step 3: Replace the vinegar solution with fresh vinegar solution after 24 hours and let them sit for another day.
At the end of 48 hours, you will have your very own monstrous, orange squishy and bouncy EYEBALLS!! Make a bowlful of these monster eyes for a perfect Halloween night party.
6. Glow-In-The-Dark Jelly
Add glow-in-the dark jelly to your Halloween night menu for some extra spookiness. This jelly is super easy to make though not the most healthy option. But then Halloween is all about treats, right!
7. Pumpkin Oobleck
Roll it into a ball and see how it acts like a solid. Place the ball in a plate to see it condense into a liquid state. Spooky and weird!
Related: If Pumpkin Oobleck sounds like too much work, try your hands at the easy-peasy classic Oobleck and be amazed with this strange concoction!
8. Oozing Bubbling Blood
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9. Witch’s Colour Changing Potion
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10. Halloween Bath Bombs
11. Halloween Clings
12. Halloween Candy Catapult
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13. DIY Halloween Slime
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14. Get Creative With Pumpkin Golf
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15. Build STEM structures With Toothpicks and Pumpkin candy
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16. Create Dotted Pumpkins
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17. Create Halloween Scavenger Hunt
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18. Make a Spider Web Maze
19. Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe
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20. Sponge Painting Halloween Ghosts
21. Halloween Cutting Skills
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22. Lentil Pumpkins
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23. Paper Plate Pumpkin
24. Swap Scary Stories
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25. Halloween Musical Chairs
26. Halloween-Style creative writing
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27. Roll and Stack
28. Halloween Origami
29. Halloween Bingo
30. Make Glow in the Dark Paints
31. Make Climbing Popsicle Stick Spider
32. Unfold the Mystery Behind Ghosts
33. Halloween Symmetry
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34. Make Realistic Eyeballs
35. Pumpkin Spinning Tops
36. Make Spooky Snacks
37. Monster Letter Hunt
38. Pumpkin Number match
39. Halloween Beginning Sounds
40. Spider Counting
41. Pumpkin Patch
42. Halloween I Spy
43. Candy Corn Rhyming
44. Halloween Odd one out
45. Halloween Jigsaw
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