Have fantastic holiday fun with some of the best Halloween activities for kids.
Your kids will be thrilled with these ideas and resources for STEM, crafts, games, printables, and more.
Get ready to be inspired by these incredible ways to make Halloween fun!
These Halloween Activities for Kids Will Make the Holiday Rock!
The Halloween season can be a tricky time of year for kids.
Scary themes and decor can make some kids wish the holiday would speed by.
But, there are so many different ways to enjoy fun stuff like candy, parties, and creative costumes are exhilarating and can really help you get into the Halloween spirit.
If you’re looking for “safe” (meaning age-appropriate) ways to make Halloween fun for kids, you’ll love this curated list of ideas and resources.
Bonus points for many of these resources doubling as learning fun 😉
You’ll find Halloween activities for kids in these categories:
- STEM Halloween Activities for Kids
- Amazing Games for Halloween Activities Kids
- Printables for Fun Halloween Activities for Kids
- Special Projects & Activities for Halloween Fun
- Spectacular Snacks & Treats for Halloween
STEM Halloween Activities for Kids
Halloween Pumpkin Volcano Science Project (STEAM-Powered Family): This cool experiment will definitely get your kids excited about Halloween.
Floating Ghost Magnetism STEM Activity (From Engineer to Stay At Home Mom): Interesting science activity and craft for Halloween learning fun.
Halloween Surprise Eruptions (Simple Fun for Kids): Wow your kids with this Halloween science fun activity.
The Perfect Halloween Twist on the Leakproof Bag Experiment (STEAMsational): Adding this easy science activity with a big wow factor to our Halloween science activity list!
How to Make a Skeleton Hand (Go Science Kids): Fabulous tutorial for making an articulated skeleton hand.
STEM Challenge – Spider Web Hanger (JDaniel4’s Mom): This creative activity includes 4 tasks for a cool Halloween challenge.
Halloween Oobleck Recipe and Science Lesson (STEAM-Powered Family): Great hands-on Halloween science activity.
Halloween Melting Ice Experiment (Little Bins for Little Hands): Learn about the melting point of water with this hands-on activity.
How to Make a Spooktacular Halloween Density Jar (STEAMsational): Cool Halloween variation of the density jar experiment.
Learn about Static Electricity with this Zombie Crossing Activity (Our Family Code): Neat way to teach our kids about static electricity. You might want to swap put the zombie with a cuter Halloween character if your kids don’t like spooky 😉
Cauldron Bath Bombs for Kids – How to Make BathTime Magic (Team Cartwright): DIY craft that doubles as Halloween science fun!
Colorful Witches Potion Experiment (Finding Myself Young): Fun science activity that’s sure to wow your kids.
Ghost Balloons! Fun Halloween Science for Kids (Mama Smiles): Super simple science activity that your kids will love.
Bubbling Brew Experiment (Little Bins for Little Hands): This Halloween science activity uses common household materials for holiday learning fun.
Halloween Oobleck – Search for Spiders Game and Science Lesson (STEAM-Powered Family): Hands-on Halloween science fun for kids.
kaBOOM Exploding Baggie Ghosts Chemistry Activity for Kids (Our Family Code): My boys and I tried this science experiment over the summer-so cool! Adding this Halloween-themed activity using common household materials to our holiday to-do list.
Amazing Games for Creative Halloween Activities Kids
2 Free & Fun Halloween Games for Treasure Hunt Fun (Rock Your Homeschool): You’ll have so much interactive fun with these Halloween-themed games. My boys and I have had a blast with these Battleship-type activities.
Free Halloween Memory Game (Rock Your Homeschool): Oh my stars! You can have so much hands-on fun with these cute Halloween cards. Try a memory game, scavenger hunt, and more!
Free Halloween Bingo Game (Rock Your Homeschool): This free printable set features adorable Halloween characters and themes for a simple holiday game for kids. Fantastic for Halloween party games, too! You can also enjoy for math practice by counting and more.
Free Halloween Alphabet Game (Rock Your Homeschool): Challenge your kids to think of Halloween-themed words for each letter of the alphabet with this free printable game.
Roll-a-Monster Drawing Game (Scissors & Glue): Make it fun to create a monster with this free printable game.
Halloween Memory Match Game (Journey to SAHM): Super cute game you can even play with toddlers.
Halloween Word Game (KC Edventures): Free printable set for holiday fun.
Halloween Bingo (Crafts by Amanda): Cute and colorful Halloween bingo set for kids.
Fun Halloween Arts & Crafts
Fall Crafts – Upcycled K-Cup Pumpkin Craft for Kids (Happy Mothering): Super cute and frugal craft that your kids can customize as different jack o’ lanterns.
Spooky Tree Halloween Craft for Kids (Taming Little Monsters): Includes tutorial for easy craft to enjoy this holiday with your kids. Add googly eyes to make it cute!
Halloween Shadow Puppets (Science Sparks): Fun combination of art and science for Halloween fun.
Easy Halloween Ghost Craft and Decoration (Rhythms of Play): Super simple craft your kids will have a blast making!
Pumpkin Spin Painting Halloween Art Project for Kids (Projects for Kids): Includes 3 pumpkin templates for this cool Halloween activity.
Easy Halloween Lantern (Red Ted Art): Includes video tutorial to show you step-by-step how to make this simple decor with your kids.
Easy Zombie Halloween Painted Rocks for Kids (Simple Everyday Mom): Cool painted rocks activity with a Halloween theme that you can customize. I know my boys are going to love this one 😉
Cardboard Tube Monsters Halloween Craft (The Joy of Sharing): I love how you can customize these crafts to make monsters your kids will love.
Halloween Pumpkin Art Salt Painting (Rhythms of Play): This art activity will surely be a hit with your kids.
How to Make Yarn Pumpkins with Balloons (Mombrite): Step-by-step tutorial for making this special decor.
Paper Spider Craft – How to Make a 3-D Spider Out of Paper (Red Ted Art): Fantastic tutorial for making this spider paper craft.
Spin Art & Tissue Paper Spider Webs (Typically Simple): Colorful approach to spider webs!
Spider Magnet Craft (Rhythms of Play): You’ll want to make several of these adorable spiders.
Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Crafts (The Best Ideas for Kids): Adorable ways to recycle toilet paper rolls for Halloween fun your kids will love.
Coffee Filter Bats Halloween Craft for Kids (Darcy and Brian): Easy Halloween craft to enjoy with your kids.
Halloween Bat Craft (The Joy of Sharing): Simple and cute craft using plastic spoons and construction paper for frugal Halloween fun.
DIY Bat Halloween Treat Bags (Homeschool Preschool): Your kids will have a blast making these Halloween-themed treat bags.
Easy Flying Paper Tube Bat Craft (Mombrite): Love how you have the option to make this craft mobile!
How to Make a Tie Dye Coffee Filter Monster (ABCs of Literacy): Simple and customizable craft that requires few materials.
Tissue Paper Candy Corn – Halloween Craft for Kids (Typically Simple): Lovely craft for all ages 🙂
Halloween Handprint Ghoul Banner (Crafts by Amanda): Frugal DIY Halloween craft that can also be a special keepsake.
Printables for Fun Halloween Activities for Kids
Free Printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt & More (Rock Your Homeschool): This activity has been such a success with my boys – and I hope with your kids, too! It’s a perfect way to boost your Halloween fun with older kids.
Free Halloween Color by Number Activities (Rock Your Homeschool): These printable Halloween coloring activities are a huge hit with kids!
Free Halloween Placemats for Fun Holiday Activities (Rock Your Homeschool): These printable placemats can be used in a variety of ways for super cool holiday fun for kids.
Candy Corn Color by Letter for Halloween Fun for Kids (Rock Your Homeschool): This simple activity is such a fun way to celebrate the holiday with your younger learners.
Free Halloween Word Search (Rock Your Homeschool): Fun printable Halloween activity for your kids.
Free Halloween Coloring Pages & Cards (Rock Your Homeschool): This free printable pack includes adorable Halloween characters plus cards that your kids can decorate and give to friends.
Free Halloween Writing Pages & Activities (Rock Your Homeschool): Add a Halloween twist to your writing fun with this free printable pack.
Free Printable Color Your Own Halloween Bookmarks (Real Life at Home): Give your kids a simple Halloween activity to enjoy with these adorable coloring bookmarks.
Printable Paper Chains for Halloween (Rainy Day Mum): Have some hands-on fun as you make Halloween decor.
Halloween Number Sense Activities Perfect for Kids (Team Cartwright): Free printable Halloween math activities that are great for toddlers, preschoolers, and Kindergartners.
Pumpkin Coloring Pages for Kids and Adults – Free Printable Pumpkin Coloring Book (Real Life at Home): These coloring pages vary from simple to complex, making them a great set for family Halloween fun.
Free Printable Halloween Flextangle – Kaleidocycle (Artsy Fartsy Mama): An incredibly cool creative activity that your kids will love!
100+ Funny Halloween Truth or Dare Questions (Play. Party. Plan.): Free printable cards of truth or dare questions for the holiday.
Free Printable Mini Halloween Coloring Book (Artsy Fartsy Mama): Terrific pictures and tutorial for making this simple mini-coloring book.
Halloween Design and Colour Pages (Picklebums): Three styles of printable pages to inspire Halloween creativity.
Free Printable Halloween Mystery Multiplication Worksheets (Artsy Fartsy Mama): Awesome activities for having Halloween math fun for kids.
Candy Corn Math – Compose & Decompose the Number 10 (Our Family Code): Free worksheets for this fun Halloween math activity.
Fun Friendly Paper Ghosts – free printable (Picklebums): Terrific templates to make creative 3-D ghosts.
Printable Halloween Werewolf Decoration and Writing Prompt (Artsy Momma): Cute cut-and-paste + writing activity.
Spider Ten Frames Printable Math Activity (Artsy Momma): Fun Halloween math activity for your young learners.
Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids (KC Edventures): Enjoy a fun activity in your neighborhood (or on a drive).
Popsicle Stick Haunted House (Fireflies & Mudpies): Includes free printable and video tutorial for making a special Halloween craft for decor.
Special Projects & Activities for Halloween Fun
Halloween Party Poppers (Rock Your Homeschool): These cute goodies are so easy to make and so much fun for kids! My boys and I have had such fun making and enjoying these surprise treats 😊 Easily boost your Halloween events with these cool treats!
Quick and Easy Thumb Tack Pumpkin (Mombrite): Creative way to decorate your pumpkins 🙂
A DIY Cardboard Jack O’ Lantern Shape Sorter (Barley & Birch): Your kids will love this homemade Halloween sorter.
Easy Spookley the Square Pumpkin Craft for Kids (Simple Everyday Mom): Spookley the Square Pumpkin is one of our favorite Halloween books. Adore this sweet craft!
Playdough Jack O’ Lanterns with Pop-In Features (Barley & Birch): Fun twist to add to your Halloween playdough activities (includes DIY playdough recipe).
Magic Play Dough Halloween Treat Bags (Simple Fun for Kids): Fantastic Halloween surprise for your kids, friends, or classmates.
Free Spider Craft for Kids – Spider Web Hand Sewing Activity (Real Life at Home): Awesome creative activity for kids! (I’m adding this one to my to-do list with my boys 🙂 )
How to Make a Stress Ball Halloween (Red Ted Art): Cute Halloween themes for making a beneficial hands-on tool for your kids.
Fluffy Orange Halloween Slime (Glitter on a Dime): Fantastic slime recipe to make Halloween fun!
Witches Brew Fluffy Halloween Slime Recipe for Kids (Little Bins for Little Hands): Ooh! I can’t wait to try this slime recipe with my boys.
Halloween Sensory Soup Water Play (School Time Snippets): Fun activity to get kids excited about the holiday.
Spaghetti & Eyeball Halloween Sensory Bin (Simple Everyday Mom): Such a creative activity that your kids will love!
Build a Monster Play Dough Kit + Free Writing Prompt (Scissors & Glue): Includes homemade playdough recipe and fun ideas.
Easy Halloween Craft – Spooky Spider Plants (Growing Family): This project would also be fantastic for Halloween decor.
Halloween Balloon Tennis Party Game (Glitter on a Dime): This activity combines creativity and activity for a fun Halloween game.
Creepy, Crawly Homemade Spider Soap (STEAM-Powered Family): Recommended for ages 8 and up, this activity is extremely engaging for kids.
25 Non-Scary Halloween Movies for Kids (A Day in Our Shoes): Check out this list of age-appropriate movies for kids for Halloween fun.
Halloween Tin Can Bowling (Red Ted Art): I wasn’t sure if I should put this one in arts & crafts or activity because it’s such an awesome combination of both!
Frankenstein Origami Cup & Ball Game (Red Ted Art): Another amazing activity that can also fit in arts and crafts 🙂
Halloween DIY Haunted House (Crafts by Ria): Awesome way to recycle those cardboard boxes for Halloween fun.
Spider Dots – The Best Preschool Halloween Game (Days with Grey): Fun activity for your young learners.
5 Low-Prep Halloween Sight Word Activities (Growing Book by Book): Wonderful Halloween-themed sight words activities for your kids.
Halloween Scissor Skills DIY Cutting Cards (Happy Toddler Playtime): Frugal Halloween activity to practice those scissor skills.
Pumpkin Shapes Sticky Wall (Happy Toddler Playtime): Great way to get kids of all ages involved with Halloween fun.
Spectacular Snacks & Delicious Treats for Halloween
Mummy Pizza – A Fast and Easy Halloween Treat You’ll Love (Rediscovered Families): Your kids will love helping you make and eat this yummy snack.
Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats (Yummy Healthy Easy): This tasty Halloween-themed treat is simple to make and sure to please.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffle Mummies – No Bake (Creme de la Crumb): These sweet treats look easy to make and super yummy.
Halloween Candy Corn Popcorn Hands (Yummy Healthy Easy): Your kids will absolutely flip for this special snack.
Okay, so I’d love to know: How do you plan to make Halloween special in the month of October? Please share your ideas great Halloween activities to enjoy the spooky season 🙂