Halloween is just around the corner! Are you getting excited yet? What is the best thing you like most about Halloween? Do you like to dress up? Or do you enjoy looking at all the spooky, cool decorations we see everywhere? Or perhaps you’re the one who gets excited from all the Halloween treats? I know I do! Lol!
Well, I’m not much for dressing up myself, but my kids sure do! This year our 8-year-old son wants to dress up as a loyal knight in medieval times, our 5-year-old is going to be a ninja and our 1-year-old daughter is going to be the cutest unicorn ever!
Anyway, this week is the 6th week of our homeschool. If you’ve read my 1st ever homeschool post, our Back to Homeschool, I mentioned how we homeschool for 6 weeks and then we take a break for a week. Yup, 6th week is already here, and I can’t wait for our break! Lol! And since this is also the last week before Halloween is here, I thought of doing Halloween theme activities with my kids.
Are you looking for some more Halloween activity ideas? Why not take a look at what we have planned for the week? You might just find something you would like to try with your kiddos.
Check out this spooky but really fun sensory bin I made for the kids. It’s really easy to make.
What you’ll need:
- clear plastic bin (mine is about 13″ L x 11.5″ W x 8″ D)
- fake fall leaves for the base
- mini pumpkin containers
- black Styrofoam pumpkins
- cotton balls (for the web)
- rubber skeletons
- rubber spiders
- rubber rats
- plastic eyeballs
- large googly eyes
- mini Styrofoam pumpkins
- Halloween finger puppets
You can pick up almost all of these things from a visit to a Dollar store or Dollarama. Add some fun containers, spoons, scoops or tongs that you have as well to complete it.
To put together, lay and spread the fake fall leaves as the base of the sensory bin, then throw in whatever you have to go inside. Just make sure to arrange the pieces to make it look inviting for the kids. And that’s it!
Invite the kids to come explore, sit back and watch them have fun!
Do you have a tiny tot at home? You can try this very simple squishy spooky sensory bag.
What you will need:
- Large Ziploc bag x 2 (I like to double my bag to make it more stronger)
- Clear hair gel 350 ml
- Halloween googly eyes
- tiny Halloween spiders
Assembly: Put together the 2 Ziploc bags, add the whole container of hair gel then add the googly eyes and spiders being careful to lay them on one side only like the picture above (the side you want your kids exploring on). Then tape it on a window at your child’s level or on a tray to make it portable (whichever your prefer).
Note: Please make sure that your Ziploc bag is clear, mine has a tinge of blue that makes it a little blurry to look at. Also, make sure your hair gel is actually clear and has no color whatsoever. My husband picked up a blue one, although it says its clear, it still shows as blue when poured in the bag. And lastly, pick a different color of spiders, perhaps black. I chose white at the store and as you can see, it’s hardly visible. Anyway, it still make a fun sensory bag for little tots!
I set up Halloween theme activities for my tiny tot as well. I will share more details about her activities in action next week on our How to homeschool your tot series. So stay tuned for that!
I printed a set of Halloween activity worksheets for my kindergartner as well. If you want a copy of your own, head over to That Mommy Life.
Coloring sheets! Who doesn’t like to color fun Halloween coloring sheets? I apologized for my photo here. We have a white wall, and white on white doesn’t quite go together, eh? Lol! But I want to display these sheets for my kids to see what they have for options. I think it’s just more inviting this way. I found these Halloween coloring sheets at Honey & Lime. Be sure to go visit there and print your own copies!
I found this glow in the dark Halloween theme puzzle at Dollarama and I thought it would be fun for us to put together on one of the nights this week. And while we’re at it, I snagged this simple Halloween crafts for the kids to do as well.
Other activities on our agenda for this week are:
- Read Halloween books. We made a trip to our local library and found these books:
- Bake Halloween treats of course!
- And watch, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
What about you? What do you like to do for fun to celebrate Halloween with your kids? I would love to hear! So, please share below!
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