Hi there! It’s Sierra here from the Blue Robin Cottage! Most of you know by now that I love blogging, crafting and sewing but what you may not know about me is that when I’m not doing those things, I am all about Preschool! I teach children ages 3-5 (such a fun age group right?!) with a focus on music and movement. I’m a also a huuuuuuuuge fan of Halloween! So today’s post is all about fun, easy and educational Halloween activities for kids, plus books and songs for your little ones.
1. Skeleton Pasta
This is a great way to teach your children to use their creativity and to learn about the human body at the same time! They can make a human skeleton out of different types of dry pasta noodles. A fun way to introduce this activity is to show an X ray of the human body and talk about all the different bones we have in our bodies.
Book: “Skeleton Hiccups”
Song: “Shake Them Skeleton Bones”
2. Spooky I Spy Sensory Bin
If you have an incredibly curious toddler like I do, this activity is going to be a hit! It’s also a snap to put together! For this activity, you will need small objects (I chose Halloween themed objects of course!), a small plastic bin and rice or beans. I prefer beans because they are a little easier to pick up off of the floor. Take a picture of all the objects and label what they are so your child gets used to seeing the words, and hide all the objects in the bin of beans. It’s usually a good idea to set the bin on a large towel so your beans stay in one area. They will have a blast finding all the objects and pointing them out on the chart!
Book: “The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything” by Linda D. Williams
Song: “Five Little Pumpkins” -Kiboomers
3. Pin the Wart on the Witch:
Draw a large witch on a poster board and pick up some garage sale circle stickers and a blindfold. This is a fun one to do at a Halloween party or even at home. Put the blindfold on the child and spin them around in a circle and see how close they are to pinning the wart on the witches’ nose.
Book: “Room on the Broom” by Juila Donaldson
Song: “Witches Brew” Hap Palmer
4. Creepy Character Play-Dough Mats
My kids love play-dough!! This Halloween activity encourages children to use their imagination as well as develop those fine motor skills! Start out by making some special Halloween play-dough. This is a great recipe!
Then download and print out the Halloween character play-dough mats I’ve made for you and either laminate them or put them in a protective plastic cover for your kids to create on. It’s fun to see what silly faces they come up with!
Book: “Ten Timid Ghosts” by Jennifer O’Connell
Song: “Monster Boogie” by The Laurie Berkner Band
5. Spider Web Lacing
This one is a cute activity you can do with your child and it only requires a paper plate, yarn and a hole punch. First, cut out the inside of the paper plate and hole punch all the way around the edge of the plate. Next, let your child lace the yarn through the holes to create a spooky web!
Book: “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle
Song: “The Itsy Bitsty Spider”
I hope you enjoy these Halloween family friendly activities as much as we did!
For more Halloween ideas visit The Blue Robin Cottage and have a very Happy Halloween!
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