Halloween is on it’s way and the kids are getting so excited.
They all look forward to Halloween, especially AJ so we’ve come up with some of our favourite Halloween activities for toddlers.
We decorate the house, have a mini party with snack and a buffet and do lots of crafts and activities over the whole month.
Do you decorate for Halloween??
Awesome Halloween Activities For Toddlers
To help you out here are a few of the outdoor fun, toddler activities, crafts and snacks we love each year.
We try to add to our activities and games each year, so let us know what your favourite is!
Let’s start with our Halloween Activities for Outdoor.
Each year we make a giant pinata from cardboard and paper mache.
The kids all decide together what type of pinata to make and we work together to add the layers, paint it and the fill it.
It’s a wonderful activity each year and the kids are already asking when they can start their latest one.
Last year we made a pumpkin from 2 large circles of card joined together width-ways by various smaller strips of card.
Then the whole thing was covered in a layers of papier-mache and painted.
The kids loved it.!!!
They made loads for everyone they knew!
This year we’re going to make a chain of them outside using ivy, so it looks like the spiders are running down the side of the house.
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
This year, we’ve invented a trick or treat scavenger hunt.
This will be wonderful for the kids to take out with them on Halloween and see what they can spot.
If you’d like a copy click the picture below.
Halloween Crafts for toddlers
Spider Paper Plate
An easy craft for kids. A paper plate, paint and some pipe cleaner legs and you’ve gor a fab spider.
Pony Bead Pumpkins.
This is a fab craft. Use pony beads in a circle metal baking dish.
Apple Stamp Ghost And Pumpkins
This one is easy as pie., Apple pie. Just take an apple and halve it.
The on the skin side of each part, cut out 2 sections to leave a step in the middle to act as a handle.
Then just dip in paint and off you go. We waited until the dried then added googly eyes, and drew on legs and mouths etc.
These began life as pumpkins, we grew at the allotment called ‘Sweet dumplings’. We knew they were small pumpkins, but we didn’t realise they’d be quite as dinky.
So we decided to glitter them and make a display with them. (Any excuse for some glitter )
Little AJ loves to paint. So this craft was perfect for him. We used autumnal paint colours and cut out some card from a cereal box.
I then gave him loo roll tubes to push into the paint and make circles all over his pumpkin.
It was a great shape learning activity and he had lots of fun.
We also painted pinecones, leaves and other autumn bits and pieces.
Halloween Games For Toddlers
Tic Tac Toe.
After glittering our mini pumpkins, we decided to make a Halloween version of tic tac toe.
Glitter Mini pumpkins versus painted pinecones. It was such a fun game that the kids were standing in line to have a go at it.
An easy game for kids is Hula. Use witches hats or pumpkins and glow sticks and creat a game that will amuse toddlers for ages.
We call this game ghost hunt. The skeletons eyes make ghost shapes pictures on the walls around you and you have to try shoot them all.
This game is my personal favorite. It really is great for all the family.
As soon as the darker nights arrive, this game comes out of the attic. It’s so atmospheric! Remember to reload by pressing the button every few shots and your all good. There’s 3 settings for easy, medium and hard but we keep it on easy and its good for everyone.
The older kids at 12 years old still play this game and try to out do each others score.
If you only buy 1 Halloween game.. I honestly wouldn’t miss this one.
An olde but a goodie. Fill a cauldron, basin or pail with water and apples.
Some monkey nuts are great for this too.
Take it in turns to bob for apples and see who can catch the most. Careful no one dunks you!!!
The game does come with a black bomb ball but for more Halloween fun we like to use apples or mini pumpkins to roll.
This also makes the game more fun for older siblings that want to play with it.
Tin Can Bowling
This is such a traditional game the world over, so I designed some simple labels so you can make your own.
Just save 6 tin cans and carefully wash and dry them. Stack them up pyramid style and get ready to knock them down.
You could use a ball but we use mini pumpkins. It makes it a bit trickier too.
Shoot him 3 times and it makes an arm fall off, 3 more for the other arm, them a final 3 knocks him over and you win. It’s quite a robust figure, it needs to be in our house.
Halloween Activities For Toddlers
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without carving some pumpkins. We have a competition each year to see who makes the most original. What can you come up with??
Snacks:-Halloween Activities For Toddlers
Easy to make snacks are a must for us. This one is simple monster biscuits. Just digestive biscuits, chocolate spread and lots of sprinkles. We used edible eyes on them too.
Ghost Lolly Pops
This is so easy! Simply take your chosen lolly pops and wrap in a square of white tissue paper. Tie with a ribbon and Boo.
Great for trick or treaters or a Halloween treat.
So, I hope thats given you some ideas to get you started on your own magical Halloween.
If you need any help with these ideas feel free to drop a comment below.