The Best Halloween Ideas for Kids
Fall is in the air and it’s time for candy apples, colorful leaves, adorable costumes, and crisp, cool days. Whether it’s your little one’s first Halloween or fifth, we have the most spooktacular activities, crafts, and to celebrate.
Games you Can Create and Play at Home:
There are so many fun activities you can create and play with your little ones during the fall and Halloween season. Below, we’ve outlined some of our favorites: Have a Fall or Halloween Themed Scavenger Hunt
At Mum & you, there are few things that get our kids as excited as a a scavenger hunt. It’s a great way for kids to explore and get out some energy both indoors or outside. That’s why we absolutely love this version by Sunny Day Family. Easily download this awesome Halloween scavenger hunt and celebrate at the end with a special Halloween or fall treat!
Set Up Pumpkin Golf
This fun Pumpkin mini-golf game is easy to create and even more fun to play. Make faces with different shapes to make the course harder or easier. Just grab some styrofoam pumpkins to carve out and get those golf clubs ready!
Pumpkin Patch Stomp Game
Have you ever tried the Pumpkin Patch Stomp? Our kids can’t wait to play every Halloween. First, create your “pumpkin patch” with orange balloons and fill them with stickers, confetti, or other fun light items. You can leave a few empty to get everyone excited to keep stomping and discovering.
Play Fall Tic Tac Toe
This fun fall game incorporates two activities (rock painting and a game) into one! Go on a mini nature scavenger hunt for rocks with fun shapes, paint them any fall or Halloween-themed idea you come up with, and have fun playing this fall game!
Cool Crafts for Wizards and Witches of All Ages:
Getting creative with some hands-on craft activities this fall is one of our favorite things to do. Messy and magical, these Halloween craft activities are great for any age (parent supervision required of course!)
1.Pumpkin Patch Craft
This craft is so much fun as it includes two of our fall favorites: apples and painting! Go on an apple-picking adventure, come home and create this adorable pumpkin patch from Play Party Plan! Simply grab orange paint, cut one apple and apply the paint to the apples for your little ones to stamp. Get the full how-to on this craft right here.
2. Make Witch Slime:
Make some counter space, grab some wipes for cleanup and get ready to get your hands (and everything else) slimy! This fun Halloween slime activity from Little Bins for Little Hands is certain to keep those little fingers busy for hours.
3.Create Your Own Costumes:
There’s nothing better than getting creative with a homemade Halloween costume! Get creative and scrounge up some old cardboard boxes and craft supplies. Need more inspiration on what to create? Check out this list of adorable DIY costumes for great ideas. Not fully into the DIY costume? No worries, jump on Etsy to grab a costume tutorial for inspiration.
4. Glue and Salt Spider Web Craft:
Intertwining Halloween-inspired books with craft activities is a great way to inspire learning while having fun! This creative spider web craft was inspired by Eric Carle’s The Busy Little Spider Book from Teach Beside Me.
5. Handprint Bat Craft for Halloween:
This adorable Halloween craft combines the Halloween season with an adorable keepsake. Make this craft as a little gift for family and create these bats through the years to see how their wings grow!
6. Make Pumpkin Play Clay:
Squishy and oh-so-fun, this sensory-stimulating pumpkin play clay from Growing a Jeweled Rose is the perfect fall activity: complete with the pumpkin smell!
Out and About: Seasonal Activities Perfect for Kids of All Ages:
The fall season is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Whether you’re toting around a newborn, toddlers, kids of other ages or a mix of all three, below are a few fun fall day trips perfect for any age group:
1. Have an Apple Adventure: Support local farms and go apple picking. Top off your trip with some apple cider donuts or make your own right here.
2. Visit a Pumpkin Patch and Go on a Hayride: After you’re done picking the absolute perfect pumpkin, try one of these amazing pumpkin carving ideas.
3. Visit a Local Farm or Petting Zoo with a Halloween Theme:
Many local farms and petting zoos are set up for the fall and Halloween season to include the not-so-scary but seasonal decorations for the little ones. To ensure the scenery fits you and your family’s idea of “scary”, check out pictures online or take a quick drive ahead of time before going with the little ones.
4. Visit a Corn Maze:
Get outside in the fresh fall air and navigate your way through a fun corn maze. Some farms even offer corn mazes that combine the maze with a scavenger hunt. Check out your local farms and read the reviews to find one that will best suit your family.
Fall Cooking Fun:
There’s nothing better than rounding up the little ones in the kitchen for some fun fall baking! Below are some of the best fall recipes you and your little ones will love to dive into:
1. Jack-O-Lantern Cheese Quesadillas
Cheesy and completely adorable, you can fill these quesadillas with your child’s favorite veggies or serve them with a side of ghostly bananas(below)
2. Reese's Spider Cookie
This spooky take on a classic cookie makes an adorable afternoon or party treat.
3. Mummy English Muffin Pizzas
We just adore these mummy English muffin pizzas. These pizzas are easy to make with just four simple ingredients and completely adaptable (add on veggies or any other toppings your kids like).
4. Ghost Bananas
These spooky treats are a perfect combo of Halloween fun and keeping things on the healthier side! Create this tasty treat as a fun afternoon snack or for your next Halloween party. Click right here to check out how to make these ghostly bananas.
5. Jack-o-Lantern Floats
A cool, sweet treat for certain! You can decorate any cup in the house this way and fill it with your little one’s favorite drink! So much fun!
6. Potion Cauldron Treats:
How adorable is this idea? Pop some popcorn, throw in some green Jello, and off you go! You can also use these caldrons for any other type of snack as a Halloween party treat such as fruit or candy!
Putting the (Mummy) Wrap on Halloween Activities:
With so many ways to celebrate Halloween and the upcoming fall season, you can easily fill your calendar with Halloween recipes, crafts and so much more.
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