Halloween Activity Ideas

It’s time to get spooky! Halloween is coming up and if you’re looking for Halloween themed activities then we’ve listed some of our favourites below.

Spooky Ghost

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Great activity for kids of all ages to get involved in. To read how to make them click here.

Halloween Sensory Bin

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This is an easy one to do and will provide lots of entertainment. All you need is:

  • Coloured Rice – orange and red are great themed colours
  • Dry black beans.
  • Plastic tub
  • Pom poms
  • “Spooky” plastic animals from discount shops
  • Orange, black, and white pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Plastic cups, scoops etc.

Fill up the tubs with rice and the beans, add in the plastic animals, googly eyes etc. and scoops and let the kids have fun!

Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottle

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Little ones love sensory bottles and are always favourite for babies! For this activity you will need:

  • Recycled water bottle with labels removed
  • Water
  • White glow in the dark loom bands / glow sticks
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  • Electrical tape

Put the glow sticks and loom bands into the bottle, fill with water. Draw on funny / spooky faces and secure the lids onto the bottle with electrical tape. You can charge the bottle by leaving it in the sun or under a light.

Jack-o-lantern Sensory Bags 

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Sensory bags are very easy to make and are a no mess activity. You’ll need:

– Large zip lock bags
– Clear hair gel
– Food colouring – orange and red
– Clear packing tape
– Black foam

Fill up the bags with 1/2 to 3/4 of hair gel and add a few drops of food colouring. Cut up the black foam to make eyes and a mouth and pop them into the bags then secure them with the tape. Stick the bags to windows and let the little ones squish them around and have fun!


Do you have any crafts that you do at playgroup? We’d love to hear about it – let us know below or tag us on our social channels!