Are you getting into the Halloween spirit with your kiddos?
Here’s a few more Halloween activities…..
- Make a large paper jack-o-lantern and play pin the nose on the pumpkin.
- Tie a white tissue over a round sucker to make mini-ghosts. Use markers to add a face.
- Go pumpkin bowling, using empty plastic bottles for pins and a small pumpkin for the ball. If you like, make ghosts out of the pins with scraps of white cloth and a tie (like the suckers).
- Make paper plate spider webs: Have kids cut notches all around a paper plate. Cut a length of black yarn and have them thread the yarn back and forth between random notches until the plate is covered with a web. If you want to make it permanent, let the kids paint over the yarn with glue. Once dry, the web will be hard and can be removed from the plate. Cut a spider out of black construction paper to finish it off.
- For very little kids, cut out shapes from black paper (triangles, squares, circles & mouth shapes) and cut a large circle from orange paper to make a pumpkin. Let them choose the shapes to use for eyes and a nose and glue them to make a pumpkin face.
- Mix some washable black tempera paint with some dish soap and let the kids use their hands to stamp bats on the windows. For each bat, use a round sponge to stamp a body and then use one hand print for each wing (fingers going out). Prepare for a mess. The dish soap helps this clean up easily with a wet sponge after Halloween is over. To make it easier clean-up, take the kids outside and stamp the outside of the windows.
- Give the kids a couple of rolls of white toilet paper and let them make mummies of themselves.
Simple Kids also reminded me of this fabulously fun cutting paper story that reveals a fun surprise at the end with the Halloween house.
And there’s always the favorite here at our house — putting the baby in the pumpkin.
What Halloween fun are you stirring up at your house?