If you are looking for Halloween activities for half term then you have come to the right place. Halloween falls during half term this year so I have gathered together some fab activities that you can do with the kids on a Halloween and Autumn theme.
Not everyone loves Halloween, but I am a fan of anything that we can celebrate over these dark winter months and most kids LOVE it.
The government hasn’t banned trick or treating (check out our simple costumes with printables here), but you do have to follow the rule of six, so you need to make a personal decision on it, but if you do make sure you follow guidelines to keep it socially distanced and as safe as possible.
But with it being half term, why not take the opportunity to spend the time having lots of fun with our Halloween activities for kids!
Halloween things to Make (Younger Children)
Colour in Some Halloween Cards and Deliver to Friends – I always used to try and get my children outside as much as possible and delivering cards is a great way to make a walk a destination. Plus you never know you might get 20 minutes peace whilst they colour them in.
Why not get busy making some simple decorations for the house, like this Ghost Paper Chain or jar lanterns. We have used sequins for them pound shop and PVA on these ones.
Or you could use a pair of decorative tights (these were from our local supermarket in the kids section and less than £1) to make ones.
I love how they transform simple clean empty jars from the recycling. I tend to use battery operated tea lights in this sort of thing as it is much safer.
Halloween Things to Bake
I do love a spooky tasty treat and we have something for all abilities. Plus if you have a cooking fan then make sure you check out A Mummy Too as she has a special spooky baking ebook with some fabulous bakes in.
If you have younger children then our Halloween biscuits are super easy to make and kids love rolling and cutting them out. Plus they use things that you may already have in your fridge and cupboards.
If cupcakes are more your things then we have these super simple spider web chocolate cupcakes.
Or these even easier to decorate vampire bite cupcakes! Plus even if you are not a baker the supermarkets do some really inexpensive premade cakes that you could buy and ready made icing and just have fun decorating and eating them.
Now I know that owls are not traditionally a Halloween thing, but these Oreo Owl Cupcakes are super cute and again dead easy to make!
Now how about some hairy hotdogs or should that be scary spaghetti to eat!
One of our annual traditions is making a Gingerbread House at Christmas and decorating it. It is such a fun activity and we decided that doing it only once a year was not on and a poor use of our mould, so we decided that for the next year we are going to make a seasonal house and this is our haunted gingerbread house. We had so much fun making and decorating it.
Halloween Things to Make with Tweens
I am a big fan of clay to get slightly older kids interested and away from their screens. These clay ghosts are simple to make and come out year after year.
Whilst we are talking about ghosts how effective are these made from plaster bandages or Mod Roc – We placed our in jars so they looked like ghosts captured in jars.
How about a bit of science fun with these dancing ghosts and bats?
Older kids will love making this toilet monster for Halloween or make it yourself and see how long iot is before anyone notices!
I also have a fab selection of Halloween colouring pages perfect for older children and adults alike.
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Halloween Activities to Buy
Now I appreciate that not every parent is a crafty parent and perhaps you just want a kit you can get out if it is raining. So here are some top finds.