Kids love Halloween because it’s a time when they can dress up in fun costumes, go trick-or-treating, and see all the decorations.
From carved pumpkins to spooky spider webs, there’s no shortage of ways to get into the spirit of the season.
If you’re looking for an easy pumpkin craft to do with the kids this Halloween, why not try making this Forky pumpkin craft?
It’s a great alternative to carving pumpkins for kids that are too young! Download the template and make it this October!
Also, be sure to try out some more of our cool pumpkin crafts for kids!
Paper Forky Pumpkin
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Forky template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the file)
Download the Forky template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start making the pumpkin by gluing the stem to the top and back of the white pumpkin.
Place the eyebrow at the top and middle of the pumpkin and glue it in place.
Next, take the eyes and glue them below the eyebrow.
Take the outer mouth and glue it in the middle of the pumpkin, just below the eyes.
Finish up by gluing the inner mouth to the center of the outer mouth.
That’s all there is to it! Isn’t this a fun and cute Halloween craft for kids?
Halloween Ideas For Kids
It’s nearly October, which means it’s time to get into the Halloween spirit! If you’re looking for some fun and educational activities to do with your kids, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve compiled our favorite Halloween crafts, activities, and printables that will help the kids feel festive and learn too.
From making more crafts to Halloween do a dot printables, there’s something for everyone on this list. So get ready to have some fun and have the kids learn a few things along the way!
Kids’ Books About Halloween
Most parents want their kids to do well in school, but they may not realize that one of the best ways to help them is also one of the simplest: reading aloud to them.
When children are read to, they may develop a stronger understanding of both language and concepts. They learn new words, and they gain exposure to different ideas and genres.
In addition, reading aloud helps kids to develop important critical-thinking skills. As they listen to a story, they learn to make predictions, solve problems and draw conclusions.
For those reasons and more, we recommend starting with some fun Halloween books:
Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.
Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.
5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.
Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!
Halloween Kids’ Craft Ideas
Crafting is a great activity for young kids! Not only is it a fun way to pass the time, but it also helps to develop fine motor skills and encourages creativity.
If you’re looking for a crafting project to do with your kids, we have plenty of ideas to choose from:
Monster Headband Craft – These monster headbands are so much fun for kids to wear! They’re made from paper, so they’re easy and inexpensive to make. The best part about these headbands is that they’re completely customizable to your child’s favorite colors.
Candy Corn Halloween Craft – If you’re looking for a fun and easy Halloween craft to do with your kids, this Frankenstein candy corn paper craft is the perfect choice. It’s cute, it’s kid-friendly, and best of all, it’s really easy to make. Simply print out the template, cut out the pieces, and glue them together. In no time at all, the kids will have a cute little Frankenstein that’s perfect for Halloween.
Paper Plate Bat Craft – This bat craft is perfect for kids who love to get creative! They can paint the plates, cut out the bat wings, and glue everything together. It’s a great way to fine-tune their fine motor skills and have fun at Halloween.
Halloween Kids’ Activities
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start getting into the spooky spirit! One great way to do that is by doing some fun Halloween coloring pages. And the best part is that they’re free. Whether your kids like for ghosts, vampires, or simply some cute pumpkins, there’s sure to be a coloring page that’s perfect for them. So grab some crayons and get ready to have some fun!
Halloween is a great time to get kids excited about learning! These Halloween do a dot printables are perfect for helping kids with letter and number recognition, fine motor skills, counting, and more. Each printable features a different Halloween-themed design, and kids will love using the dot markers to fill in the circles.
These candy corn pattern worksheets for kids are so much fun! They help little ones practice recognize patterns while also working on their fine motor skills. And who doesn’t love candy corn? Just print out the pages, and let your kids get to work.
More Halloween Fun
Can’t get enough Halloween in your life? You’ll love these fun ideas!
- Make your home look super festive with this Halloween tiered tray decor.
- Easily dress up your child for Halloween with this cool super hero cape.
- Hand out non-candy treats with these Halloween play dough tags.
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Forky template
- Download the Forky template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start making the pumpkin by gluing the stem to the top and back of the white pumpkin.
- Place the eyebrow at the top and middle of the pumpkin and glue it in place.
- Next, take the eyes and glue them below the eyebrow.
- Take the outer mouth and glue it in the middle of the pumpkin, just below the eyes.
- Finish up by gluing the inner mouth to the center of the outer mouth.