Halloween Activity Ideas

It’s time to get spooky! If you’re looking for Halloween themed activities then have a look at what some of our playgroups have done. These are great for you to do at your own playgroup or at home.

Sensory Activity Stations

Gooseberry Hill playgroup had different sensory stations for their little ones. From collecting spiders from cobwebs; bone treasure hunt in the sandpit and searching for insects in jelly.

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Oakwood Playgroup also had a bit of fun with their Halloween stations. These were set up by an external company but could easily be adapted.

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Paper Plate Halloween Decorations

What you need:

  • Paper plates
  • Pre-cut coloured paper (black, green and orange)
  • Glue sticks
  • Ribbon

Naturalise Playgroup did this fun activity with their little ones.  Make an example template for the kids to follow or for the younger ones, let them have a go decorating it however they like. Glue or staple the ribbon to display the plates.

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Paper plate spiders

What you need:

  • Paper plates (with 8 holes cut out using a holepunch)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paint
  • Stick on decorations such as googly eyes

Let the kids paint their spiders and once the paint is dried, get them to decorate the plates with eyes. Thread through the pipe cleaners to make the legs and you will have some creepy spiders just like Harvest Lakes Playgroup did below.

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Spooky Magic Pictures

We love this simple activity that Darlington Family Playgroup did with their little ones!

What you need:

  • White paper or card
  • White wax crayon
  • Water paint

Using the white crayon, draw some spooky pictures onto the white paper. Give the paper to the kids to paint on and reveal  the “magic” pictures!

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Spooky Ghosts

This one is an oldie but a goodie and perfect for all ages to enjoy! Read how to make this one here.

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Dress Up Party

You can’t go wrong with a dress up party! Host a Halloween event or have special themed Halloween session like Early Birds Playgroup did.

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We’d love to see what you get up to for Halloween! Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook and Instagram so we can share the fun.