What are your plans for Halloween? Do your kids dress up in Halloween costumes? Do you go trick or treating? Or have a Halloween Party? I thought I’d share some Halloween ideas to help you get in the mood and celebrate in spooktacular style!
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10 Halloween ideas for a Spooktacular Halloween!
1. Halloween crafts
With witches, ghosts and monsters galore Halloween is a great inspiration for spooky art activities.
You could buy a Squidgydoodle Monster Puppet mini craft kit and create your own monster show.
Halloween falls during the school holidays this year, so keep your little monster busy with a Spooky Art craft box, packed full with 4 art and sensory activities!
2. Easy Halloween costumes
Halloween fancy dress can be expensive, but it doesn’t need to be.
- I love this DIY Spider costume, complete with moving legs from Pretty Plain Janes.
- Or you could make this really simple witch costume from Red Ted Art.
- It’s a great use of kitchen gloves in this Mad scientist costume from Polkadot chair.
- This no sew ghost costume from Bombshell Bling looks super cozy, so great if you’re going out trick or treating.
You can find some more Halloween fancy dress costumes on my Halloween Party Pinterest Board.
3. Halloween party
Throw a Halloween party for your friends. A great alternative to trick or treating, or you could have one and then all go trick or treating together! Are you thinking, that sounds great, but I don’t have time to plan a party! Don’t panic you don’t need to spend hours searching for Halloween party ideas. A Squidgydoodle Halloween Party Box includes 4 pre-prepared art and sensory activities, plus all the equipment you need. You can sit back and cackle from the comfort of your broomstick, whilst the kids have loads of fun.
4. Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Download my free printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt and get the kids to hunt around your house and garden for the things listed.
5. Halloween books
- Stories of wizards
- Oliver Moon and the Monster Mystery
- Stories of monsters
- Oliver Moon and the Potion Commotion
- Stories of witches
She’s also recommended some activity books.
- Little Sticker Dolly Dressing Halloween
- Monsters colouring and activity book
- Spooky colouring and activity book
- Spooky snap
- 50 Spooky things to make and do
6. Halloween games
- Mummies – Give the kids some toilet rolls and get them to wrap each other up like mummies.
- Monster Mash – Put some Halloween music on and get the children to dance like monsters or skeletons. When the music stops they have to freeze in a monster or skeleton pose.
- Pass the pumpkin – Play some music and pass a pumkpin around. If you’re holding the pumpkin when the music stops you’re out.
- Ghost bowling – Draw ghost faces onto empty milk cartons with a black marker pen. Use a small pumpkin as a bowling ball. If it’s dark you can put a glowstick in each milk bottle.
- Eyeball and spoon race – Each team has a plastic eyeball on a spoon to race with. If you don’t have an eyeball you can draw one onto a table tennis ball, or polystyrene ball.
- Pin the tail on the witches cat – Children are blindfolded and have to try to pin a tail onto a witches cat picture. The closest one wins.
7. Halloween Songs
Get into the Halloween mood with some music. I’ve put together a Halloween Playlist on YouTube with some Halloween Songs for kids.
8. Halloween themed food
You don’t need to have a Halloween Party to have spooky food.
- How about some toxic waste macaroni cheese from Cooking with curls.
- Mummy sandwich kebabs from Eats Amazing.
- Cheesy Halloween Breadstick Bones from Just a taste.
- Or these Mummy puff pastry pizza pies from Eats Amazing.
You can find some more Halloween food ideas on my Halloween Party Pinterest Board.
9. Halloween Jokes
Halloween doesn’t have to be about scaring people. You can make people laugh too. These Halloween Jokes are family friendly.
10. Halloween Movies
I asked the fabulous Mums Movie Club over on Twitter for her Halloween movie recommendations for kids.
I hope you like my Halloween ideas. Let me know how you’re celebrating Halloween this year.
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