Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday that kids all over the country look forward to every year. It’s a time for dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, and enjoying spooky decorations. But there are also plenty of Halloween activities and crafts that kids can enjoy that don’t involve candy. Here are some ideas for Halloween-themed activities and crafts that are perfect for kids of all ages.
1. Pumpkin Decorating
One of the most classic Halloween activities is decorating pumpkins. Kids can get creative with paint, markers, stickers, and other decorations to transform their pumpkins into spooky or silly faces. For younger children, parents can use a safe carving tool to help create a design on the pumpkin. Whether you go for spooky, funny, or fall-themed, you can’t go wrong decorating some pumpkins for the season!
2. Halloween Bingo
Halloween-themed bingo is a fun game that kids can play with their friends and family. There are many free printable bingo cards available online, or you can make your own by drawing Halloween-themed pictures or words on a blank bingo card.
3. Ghost Bowling
Create a fun and easy Halloween game by painting empty milk cartons white and adding ghostly faces with markers or paint. Then, use a small ball to bowl down the ghost pins. This fun activity allows you to get crafty and then enjoy a fun game when you are all finished!
4. Monster Puppets
Kids can get creative and make their own monster puppets using construction paper, glue, and googly eyes. They can make a variety of different monsters with different colors and features. Encourage your kids to make the most outrageous puppets they can, then use them in a performance for the family to enjoy!
5. Spooky Slime
Making slime is a fun and messy activity that kids love. For Halloween, add some spooky elements like glitter, googly eyes, or small plastic spiders to create a fun and spooky slime.
6. Halloween Scavenger Hunt
A Halloween scavenger hunt is a fun way to explore the neighborhood and find spooky items. Create a list of Halloween-themed items for the kids to find, such as a pumpkin, a black cat, or a ghost decoration. This encourages kids to not only get outside but also to be more mindful of the world around them.
7. Mummy Wrap
Divide kids into pairs and give each pair a roll of toilet paper. One child will be the mummy, and the other will be the wrapper. The goal is for the wrapper to wrap the mummy in toilet paper as quickly as possible.
8. Halloween Coloring Pages
Coloring is a great activity for kids of all ages. There are many free printable Halloween coloring pages available online with spooky and cute designs that kids will love. It’s as simple as finding pictures your kids like, firing up the printer, and getting out their favorite crayons or markers.
These are just a few ideas for Halloween activities and crafts that kids can enjoy. With a little creativity, there are endless possibilities for Halloween fun that don’t involve candy. Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or just looking for something fun to do with your kids, these activities and crafts are sure to be a hit. Let us know what fun Halloween activities you are enjoying this spring! Share your ideas with us on Facebook!