Check out these great Halloween activities for active toddlers and preschoolers at home! These toddler activities at home are so much fun that we actually could do them every day! Preschoolers just adore pumpkin crafts that are not only fun but also appeal to their senses and creativity.
Remember, the key is to keep the activities age-appropriate, encourage creativity, and let the little ones enjoy the process of creating their pumpkin masterpieces
Super easy to set up these Halloween indoor activities are great for homeschool preschool learning! A fun way to practice math, counting, language, gross motor and fine motor skills!
How to make them? Check out here: Aiden tried out these super easy and fun Halloween preschool DIY crafts for kids! They are so easy and fun to make! These cute pumpkins jack-o’-lantern and scary ghosts are great for toddlers and preschoolers at home!
You will need just few simple materials to create all these simple set ups:
- Strong Duct Tape
- White Yarn (optional)
Cute Jack-o’-lantern and Scary Ghosts
If you make them with your toddler or preschooler, let them use acrylic paint and thin water colour brush.
- Few dry white beans
- Orange and black nail polish for adults
- For toddlers & preschoolers: orange & black acrylic paint and thin watercolour brush
- Optional disposable plate
You can use nail polish to create non-washable jack-o’-lantern and scary ghosts, that you can put into sensory bags with filling.
- Clear resealable plastic ziploc bag.
- Permanent marker.
- Duct tape.
- Fluid (we use tab water).
- Brown rice
- Other fillers such toy spiders, toy skeleton and other scary Halloween toys
Watercolour mixing palette
- 1 Apple
- 1 Banana
- 4 Spinach Leafs
- 1/2 cup water
Paint the white beans as cute little jack-o’-lantern and scary ghosts using a disposable plate or kitchen paper to place them to dry.
When ready, paint the faces.
Halloween Sensory Bags
Use the permanent marker to create a spiderweb with numbers or a letter Jack-o’-lantern.
Then fill the sensory bag with 1/3 water and put the painted beans inside.
Seal the bag and tape it to your child’s activity table using the duct tape.
Halloween Sensory Bin
Fill the bin with the brown rice and all Halloween items you want to place into the bin.
Halloween Counting Activity
Use a washable marker to paint the numbers 1-5 onto the watercolour mixing palette.
Halloween Activities for Toddlers and Preschool
1. Halloween Spiderweb
Let’s start first with some physical activities for all active kids at home! Super easy to set up, this sticky spiderweb is so versatile! All you need is some good duct tape and optionally white yarn, if you want your little spider to do more mess.
From sneaking in through it, jumping through it to counting all toys, letters and numbers stick to it, this activity is something we can do at home every day. Hard for me to sneak through it daily, but for the month of October, we stick to our spider web.
2. Halloween Spider Counting Sensory Bag
Ask you child to place the correct number of ghosts and Jack-o’-lantern in the spiderweb.
3. Halloween Jack-o’-lantern Sound/ Letter Sorting Sensory Bag
Ask your child to attribute the objects to the correct letter according to the sound they make – P for pumpkin and G for ghost.
4. Halloween Counting Palette
Ask you child to place the correct number of ghosts and Jack-o’-lantern into the trays.
5. Halloween Sorting Sensory Bin
Let your child explore different spooky objects in this fun Halloween sensory bin.
6. Halloween Preschool Printables
Looking for fun, spooky Halloween preschool activities? Check out our Halloween Special Homeschool Preschool Printables!
These Halloween Preschool Printable worksheets are a fun and easy way to practice math, fine motor skills, problem-solving, logic and literacy.
Try them out today!
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7. Witches’ Brew Bubbling Cauldron – Halloween Oral Motor Activity
Struggling to make your toddler eat their fresh fruits and vegetables? No worries, this genius Witches’ Brew Smoothie, will help your toddler not only to eat their veggies, but also to help strengthen your child’s oral musculature.
Just ask them to take small sips from the witches’ brew until they reach the middle of the cup (glass cauldron) and then make the brew cauldron go bubbling!
Bubbling before that is not allowed because the magic will not happen!
Super simple to set up, these fun indoor Halloween activities for toddlers and preschoolers made our day! Practice gross motor and fine motor skills, jump through spiderwebs, try out Halloween sensory bags and just enjoy this easy learning at home!
Looking for some more Halloween inspiration? Check out these easy Halloween toddler snacks!
Also, here are some popular pumpkin-inspired activities additionally for our little ones:
8. Pumpkin Painting: Let your little ones express themselves by painting pumpkins with vibrant colors. It can get messy and you can add googly eyes, stickers and glitter…
9. Pumpkin Collage: Let your little ones create their unique pumpkin collage, enhancing fine motor skills and creativity.
10. Pumpkin Playdough: Let the kids mold their mini pumpkins, this sensory activity engages their sense of touch while promoting imaginative play.
11. Pumpkin Puzzles: Craft simple pumpkin puzzles by cutting pumpkin shapes into pieces. Preschoolers can then put the pieces together, enhancing problem-solving skills and hand-eye coordination.
12. Pumpkin Sensory Bags: Fill sealed plastic bags with orange hair gel or paint and pumpkin seeds. Preschoolers can squish and explore the sensory delight within the bags.