Easy and fun Halloween activities you can do at home
We are getting closer to Halloween, and what better way to celebrate than with a few activities for your kids. There is more to just decorating and carving pumpkins, as you will see below. The goal is to make Halloween a fun and memorable tradition, especially for kids who are experiencing it for the first time. Here are 4 ideas to get you started:
Hold a Halloween costume party.
One of the most popular things to do on Halloween is dress up in a costume and go trick or treating. While some kids may be ready to dress up, other kids may not have a costume, so it could be a fun activity for you to help them create one. You can read more about this and other activities in an article by Parade.
Sort candy or toys by sounds.
This is a unique idea that combines the fun of Halloween with learning. You can buy candy or toys, put them in a bowl, and then have kids separate out the items into other dishes with labels that have by the letter sounds they start with. For example if you have a pig toy, they would say the word, starting with a “P” sound, and then put it in the dish labeled “P.”
Paint rocks into jack-o-lanterns.
Carving pumpkins is a Halloween tradition, but it can be expensive. Instead of carving those jack-o-lanterns, have kids paint those pumpkin faces onto rocks. Its less mess, less expensive, and fun. If you don’t want to use rocks, paper plates will work just as well.
Create a Halloween scavenger hunt.
There are several traditions decorations for Halloween like spiders, bats, ghosts, or pumpkins. You can create your own scavenger hunt for your kids. Find traditional Halloween items and hide them for kids to find. Then make a list so the kids can check off the items when they find them.