Halloween is on it’s way and the kids are getting so excited.
Our kids all look forward to Halloween, especially AJ who is 2 years old, so we’ve come up with some of our beat ideas that all kids can get involved in.
We decorate the house, have a mini party with best dressed competition. There’s a spooky snack buffet. Sometimes even a themed pinãta
We also enjoy lots of crafts and activities during the weeks leading up to Halloween.
Do you decorate for Halloween??
Awesome Halloween Activities For Toddlers
Here’s a few of our ideas to help get you outdoor for some spooky fun, perfect for your toddler or school aged kids.
These are 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 start weeks before the big day and make a giant pinata from cardboard and paper maché.
The kids all decide together what type of pinata to make and we work together to add the sticky layers, paint it and then 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 pinata 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.!!!
Spider plant Spiders
This cute planter from Catherine at Growing Family was a big hit last year for kids making indoor crafts.
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
Also new for this year is 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
This is an easy craft for kids. A paper plate, paint and some pipe cleaner legs and you’ve gor a fab spider.
Pony Bead Pumpkins.
Using pony beads in a circle metal baking dish.
Pop them in the oven for 20 minutes and you’ll have a stained glass pumpkin.
There is so many ways to use pony beads like this. Check out our pony bead sun catchers for more ideas.
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 pictures dried then added googly eyes, and glitter. We then drew on legs and mouths etc.
Glitter Pumpkins Are An Awesome Craft For Toddlers
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 )
Pumpkin Stamping With Your Toddler.
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.
Witches Ring Toss.
An easy game for kids is Hoop la. Use witches hats or pumpkins and glow sticks and creat a game that will amuse toddlers for ages.
Ghost Hunt Is A Fantastic Game For All 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.
Halloween Apple Bobbing
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!!!
This is a funny one for little ones. It comes with 10 zombie pins to knock over (I only give AJ 6 pins so it’s easier for him)
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.
Halloween Themed 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.
* Cut out your Halloween lables and stick them around tour tins.
(Get your copy below)
* 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.
This is a fun game if a bit gruesome. The zombie walks towards you and you have to shoot it.
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 and is well put together, it needs to be if it’s in our house.
Easy 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??
Halloween Activities For Toddlers- Monster Biscuits
Easy to make snacks are a must for us. This one is simple monster biscuits.
Ghost Lolly Pops
This is so easy!
- Simply take your chosen lolly pops.
- Wrap in a square of white tissue paper.
- Tie with a ribbon
- Now use a marker pen and add a face etc.
- You could make an orange pumpkin version or even a spider lolly pop!
Great for trick or treaters or a quick 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. I’d love to see some of your ideas!!!