Inside: Spooky fun Halloween activities for preschoolers
We need an entire month for Halloween, who’s with me on this?
There are so many fun Halloween activities for kids, every year we run out of time to complete all the things on our Halloween to-do list!
Scroll down to check out all the Halloween fun we had last year!
Halloween Activities for Preschoolers
1) Halloween Touch Point Counting Activity
This is a simple counting activity to practise 1 to 1 correspondence with the preschoolers, an important prerequisite skill for counting. For younger toddlers, this is a great fine motor activity to place the mini erasers on the circles. These mini halloween theme erasers are from Target Dollar Spot. (numeracy, motor skills)
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Alternatively, laminate the printable and use orange playdough. It’s a great motor skill activity for the children to roll the playdough into balls and press them onto the circles.
2) Color Matching Ghost Sticks
This is an easy peasy toddler activity made with materials you probably already have at home. What you need: a box (I used a tissue box here) and some popsicle sticks. Since it’s Halloween theme, I drew some ghost faces. Make slits on the box and invite your child to push the popsicle sticks into the holes. (motor skills, numeracy)
Optional: Add some colored circles (that matched the colors of the ghost faces) on the box and this becomes a color matching activity too.
3) Monster Hands Craft and Counting
Read more about this fun art and math 2 in 1 activity here. (arts & creative expression, numeracy)
4) Color Matching Broomsticks
Attaching the clothespin is a wonderful fine motor skill activity for young kids. We did this as a follow up activity after reading the book Room on the Broom.
This activity is made in just 3 minutes if you already have these colored clothespin. Alternatively, color the handle of the wooden clothespin with sharpie, marker or paint. (numeracy, motor skills)
5) Peg on Spider Legs
Another fine motor activity to learn simple 1 to 1 corresponding counting and parts of a spider (2 body parts and 8 legs). (discovery of the world, numeracy, motor skills)
6) Paper Plate Spider Web Weaving
Cut out the centre of a paper plate and punch holes all around. Attach white yarn to a kids safe needle (plastic yarn needles, pipe cleaners or hair pins work well). Invite your child to weave the yarn through the holes to create a spider web. This is a perfect chance to talk to your child about spiders weaving webs to catch their preys. (motor skills, discovery of the world)
7) Spider Puppets
Watch this video tutorial to learn to make these fun spider finder puppets. (arts & creative expression)
8) Potion Making
A Halloween twist (think: purple food coloring and creepy spiders) to this classic baking soda and vinegar Science experiment. Use a mason jar or a dug out pumpkin as the cauldron. Add some baking soda into the ‘cauldron’. Give your child a bottle of diluted vinegar (half water, half vinegar) and invite them to make some ‘magic potion’. Note: I colored the vinegar with purple food coloring. (discovery of the world)
9) Monster Playdough Invitation to Play
Make these cutest monster play dough by sticking some goggly eyes on orange and purple playdough (we made our playdough with this recipe). For more halloween fun, I hid some spiders inside! (arts & creative expression)
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10) TP Roll Mummy
Stick strips of masking tapes all over the TP roll to make this simple TP roll Mummy craft. Idea from Raising.Kinley. (arts & creative expression)
12) Fill the Pumpkin Bottles/Cups
Grab some bottles or cups, a tub of orange water (a few drops of orange water color paint does the trick) and some scoops/squeeze bottles. Invite your child to fill the ‘pumpkin bottles/cups’. This is a great practical life skill and sensory activity with a Halloween twist! (motor skills, discovery of the world)
13) Halloween Water Sensory Bin
Set up this Halloween water sensory bin by adding water, green food coloring and any little Halloween toys your children collected during Trick or Treat. (arts & creative expression)
14) Halloween Rice Sensory Bin
Using green rice as the fillers, make this Halloween Rice Sensory Bin with some plastic spiders and Jack-o-lantern containers. Children will love picking out spiders and scooping rice. (motor skills, creative expression)
15) Pompom Monster Wreath
This is a fun Halloween craft for children. Gather some pompoms in Halloween colors (orange, black, green and purple) and loads of googly eyes. Cut out a circle from a cardboard and invite your children to stick away!
16) Spider Symmetry Printing
Read more about this 3 in 1 Science, Math and Art activity here. (discovery of the world, numeracy, arts and creative expression)
17) Monster Eyes Stick and Count
Read more about this fun hands on way to learn 1 to 1 corresponding activity here. (numeracy, motor skills)
18) Halloween Mystery Box
Cover a random box at the top and cut a small opening that’s big enough for a hand to go in. Next, put letter puzzle pieces and Halloween toys in the box. Invite your child to pick out the letters from the box. Children will love the thrill of reaching into the Mystery Box and not knowing what’s inside.
For the older children, challenge them to guess the letter first before taking them out of the Mystery Box.
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More Halloween theme resources for you!
- Our unique hashtag on Instagram: #halloweenHTS
- Our Pinterest board: HALLOWEEN theme
- Halloween theme books for preschoolers: Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, Little Blue Truck’s Halloween by Alice Schertle & Jill McElmurry
- Favorite Books about Monsters book list by Happily Ever Elephant.
- 31 Days of Halloween Activities for the whole month at Days with Grey
- 70+ Halloween Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by Active Littles
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