Halloween Activities For Kids

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Candies, sweets and costumes are great, but there is more than one way to celebrate the Halloween season. If you’re looking for some fun things to do with your kids (family and friends too) for Halloween this year, these “spooktacular” Halloween activities will make it ghostly exciting.

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Pop the Pumpkin!

Looking to kick off Halloween with a bang, not a boo? This version of a classic carnival game also makes a festive wall decoration.
Fill orange balloons with candies and colourful confetti. Leave a few treat-free to add to the suspense. Inflate the balloons and attach the balloons to a wall using a painter’s tape.

Do you want your pumpkin balloon wall more interesting? Draw a grinning or eerie face on each balloon using a black marker. Kids can pop the pumpkin balloons using pins or pencils (safer to use for those little hands) while darts will work fine for somewhat of age players.

Bursting the confetti- and-candy-filled balloons in this Halloween party game will make everyone explode with laughter.

 

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Spooky Skeleton Scavenger Hunt

Give your family a ghostly good time with this fun Halloween scavenger hunt. This is a family-friendly activity that everyone will enjoy. So challenge all family members to follow the clues and find the skeleton treasure!

How does it work?
Hide the skeleton parts (cut from paper, or plastic – be creative) around the house or yard.

Create your teams.
Have all players roam the yard or the house on the hunt for skeleton parts.
You may also challenge your players to dig up the bones and reassemble their bony treasures into a complete skeleton set.
Once the spooky skeleton has been rebuilt, reward everyone with some sweet treats or small prizes for their group effort! But be sure to give a better prize for the first team that finds and reassembles their skeleton.

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Monster Freeze Dance>

Get the Halloween party started right with the Monster mash freeze dance! Start the music and let the laughter loose as your kids and their friends dance their monster best. This is a fun activity to get any party rocking. Kids can also dress in Halloween costume to add fun in the party.

Gather the kids to the dance floor.  Play your favourite Halloween song like “Monster Mash” and other Halloween tunes. Have everyone show off their silliest monster dance moves while the music is playing – but they must freeze in place as soon as the music stops. Anyone who moves while the music is off is out of the game.

Start playing the music and stop at random times. The last “monster” still dancing is the winner.

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Halloween Crafts for Kids – Handprint Witch

Materials Needed:

  • white, black and yellow paper
  • paint brush
  • orange and green paint
  • black sharpie

Instructions:

  1. Have your little “witch” paint their own hands with green paint and stamp it on a piece of white paper.
  2. After the paint is dry, make paint on some orange hair and cut out a black hat with paper. Glue on some eyes – cut out white circles and used a sharpie to make the pupils.
  3. Decorate your witches face with a big nose and you can draw her sitting on a broomstick!
  4. Also, you can add a black pumpkin in the picture

happy halloween childlike halloween art

Halloween Crafts for Kids – Paper Bats

Materials Needed:

  • black cardstock (or construction paper)
  • bowls for tracing
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue
  • googly eyes
  • white crayon or coloured pencil

Instructions:

  1. Cut out two circles (one smaller than the other) from your black cardstock and two triangle bat ears. Trace two different sized bowls with a pencil to make circles. Use the smaller one for the bat face and larger circle for the wings.
  2. Fold your larger circle accordion style. This is not only great for working fine motor skills but the accordion fold gives the paper bat craft awesome texture. When you are finished folding the circle use your scissors to cut the circle in half. Now you are left with two bat wings.
  3. Glue your bat wings onto the sides of your other circle. Glue your bat ears onto your paper bat. Glue your googly eyes onto your bat.
  4. Finish your paper bat craft by using your white crayon to draw a mouth and some spooky vampire teeth onto your bat.

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Easy Halloween Cookies and Mummies Hot Dogs

 What do you need?

  • sugar cookies (buy store bought ones or make your own).
  • ice frosting
  • mini eyeballs
  • edible food marker
  • fruit candies
  • paff pastry
  • mini hot dog sausages

These cute Halloween sugar cookies are so easy to make but they turn out so cute and festive! It’s something fun to make with the kids or for the kids to surprise them!

 

halloween dessert

Pumpkins cookies:

For the pumpkins, you just need round sugar cookies.
Frost them orange and add two little eyes and fruit candies for the stem! So cute! So easy! Draw funny and scary faces with an edible food marker.

scary sausage mummies in dough with funny eyes

Mummies hot dogs:

You just need thin lines of puff pastry, mini hot dogs, mini eyeballs.

Wrap a  puff pastry line around the hot dog sausages, sprinkle with spray olive oil and bake for 20 minutes. Once it’s ready, get it out from the oven, let it cool down, slightly open the top bit of the sausage and then place mini eyeballs.  See how your mini hotdogs will transform in mummies hot dogs!

halloween homemade gingerbread cookies

Ghost cookies:

Use square cookies but circle cookies could work for too.  Use a knife to cup the ghost shape. Use white frosting and edible food marker to finish the ghost look of the cookies.

What about you? What are your favourite Halloween activities for your kids? Would you like to share your Halloween treats recipes?

To read more about Halloween, click below:

Best Halloween Costume Ideas For Kids

Pumpkin carving ideas for Halloween

Why is Halloween Celebrated in Australia

Author: InfoKids Team