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9 Fun Halloween Activities For Kids

Halloween is a fun time of year for kids and adults alike.

It’s also the perfect opportunity to bring the family together, too.

These printable Halloween activities for kids are great for fall! There are so many activities and printables for kids and the family to do.

They can build their own pumpkin faces, try out an I spy game, play Don’t eat Pete as a family, pin the hat on the witch, color, and more!

With these activities, kids have so much fun they won’t even notice they’re learning at the same time.

So grab your kids and go enjoy some spooky fun this October!

Also, be sure to check out all of our Halloween crafts for kids for even more ideas!

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This year, we decided to create a printable Halloween activity pack that is kid-friendly and fun for everyone!

Halloween Activities For Kids

After you download the printable pack, there are just a few items you’ll need before you’re ready to go.

Materials:

  • Halloween Activity Pack
  • Plain Computer Paper
  • White Color Copy Digital Cover Paper
  • Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Tape or Glue Dots
  • Edible markers for Don’t Eat Pete Game
  • Blindfold (for Pin The Hat On The Witch game)
  • Halloween themed washi tape (optional)
  • Laminator (optional)
  • Laminating Pouches (optional)

Halloween I Spy:

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Every kid we know loves I Spy games, so we created this Halloween themed I Spy to include in the pack. It’s great if you laminate them and then use dry erase markers, so they can be used over and over.

We find them especially useful to have on hand when we’re out to dinner or waiting at a doctor’s office.

Halloween Art For Kids:

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We’ve also included three different finish the drawing pages including one Frankenstein monster, one witch, and one Jack O’lantern. This activity is awesome for getting your kids to think creatively and it’s also a perfect example of how everyone thinks differently.

We love to do this as a family and then compare everyone’s drawings at the end.

Halloween Countdown Poster:

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To kick off the holiday season, there’s a printable Halloween countdown poster featuring jack o’lantern style balloons. You can choose from a print-at-home 8.5″x11″ size or a larger 12″x18″ poster.

Beginning on October first, allow your kids to take turns crossing off one balloon each day (starting at the 31 balloon) with a marker or by using some cute Halloween themed washi tape.

Pin The Hat On The Witch:

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This game is great for a family game night in October or for a fun activity for kids at the Halloween party. With this game, you have two print options, printing a 16″x20″ poster or a 20″x30″ poster. We like to use Costco because they almost always have the best prices on poster prints.

After you get the background printed, simply print the corresponding sized witches’ hats out at home on 8.5″x11″ cover paper. Stick the poster to the wall.

Print as many hats as there are players. Cut them out and put double-sided sticky tape or glue dots on the back. Give one hat to each player.

Blindfold the player and give them a quick spin (if they’re old enough to visualize where the poster is), then let them attempt to put the hat on the witch. Record the player’s name next to their hat after each attempt.

The player who gets their hat closest to the actual witch’s hat outline wins.

Halloween Lunch Notes:

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We’ve talked before about how much I love putting random lunch notes in my kids’ lunches. We think it’s a fabulous way to let them know you’re thinking about them, even when you’re not around.

Halloween Spot The Difference:

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This printable activity is a great way to not only entertain the kids but also to sharpen their observation skills. Again, this activity can be laminated and used over and over for siblings.

Build-A-Face Jack O’Lanterns:

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Ahh, this activity is one of my favorites. Yes, it does involve some prep work beforehand because you’ll need to cut out all the eyes, noses, and mouths, but it’s worth it.

You can just let your kids have fun building silly faces or you can give them an emotion and have them build a face that represents that emotion.

If you use this in a classroom setting or you want to reuse them, be sure to laminate the pieces then cut them out.

Halloween Don’t Eat Pete Game:

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This game is a classic. There’s no reading, no complex rules, and everyone gets to eat a delicious snack! What could be better, right?

To get the game ready, print out the game board, then use some sort of edible markers (m&ms, marshmallows, etc) to cover every spot on the board.

The object of the game is for the person who is “it” to avoid eating Pete so he can eat as much candy as possible. The person chosen to be “it” will leave the room. While he is gone, all the other players determine which space will be Pete.

Then, the “it” person returns, and starts, one at a time, eating the candy off of the spots. When he goes to eat the candy from Pete’s spot, all the other players yell, “Don’t Eat Pete” and that person’s turn ends.

Play as many times as you want. And believe me, your kids will want to take a turn more than once!

Jumbo Printable Halloween Coloring Page:

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Lastly, we’ve included one of our favorite family activities, a jumbo Halloween coloring page. There are two printing options available; one is 24″x36″ and one is 30″x42″.

All you need to do is bring or upload the file to your local print shop (OfficeMax, Staples, Kinkos, etc) and have it printed as an engineering print (these are really inexpensive; our local place charges $3.60 for 24″x36″ and $5.30 for 30″x42″).

Isn’t this Halloween pack so fun?! We think your kids and the whole family will love it!

Halloween Unit For Kids

Want even more Halloween activities for kids? Why not create a Halloween unit study for your kids to learn and play? Below are some ideas to get you started!

We always recommend starting a new unit with reading! Reading aloud can help kids get excited about school and learning because it gives the child a sense of curiosity. Reading aloud can also improve vocabulary, attention span, and listening skills!

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 most 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!

Add in some crafts to help kids with fine motor skills, creativity, and following directions. Below are some of our favorites:

These Halloween pattern block mats are a great way to get your kids in the mood for fall. They’re also a really fun and easy activity that they can take part in. It’s perfect for their little hands, and will help them develop important skills like color recognition, work on counting, shapes- all while having lots of fun! 

Kids love coloring. And Halloween is a great time to get them involved in some no-prep activities that are fun and festive, like these free printable Halloween coloring pages! Print out the sheets below, grab your favorite crayons or markers, and let kids go wild with their creativity. 

Counting and letter recognition has never been so much fun! Download these Halloween do a dot printables to help your kids practice numbers, letters, colors, and counting.

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