We can’t quite believe that we’re in October already, this time of year always creeps up on us Mamas and before you know it there are Christmas decorations in the shopping centres and kiddies ready to be entertained over the school holidays! Although it’s a very busy season for Mums, it’s also a SUPER exciting and fun time of year for our littles with so many holidays to celebrate. First up, it’s Halloween on the 31st of October!
The obvious way to spend Halloween is adorning your kids in zombie-esque fancy dress and heading out trick or treating. But if sugar fuelled kids covered in fake blood isn’t your thing, you might just like our top 10 halloween activities listed below!
- Mini Pumpkin Hunt – Think Easter egg hunt in the garden, but with tiny pumpkins instead. There’s minimal effort required for you busy Mamas but maximum amounts of fun to be had for the kids!
- Apple Bobbing – This is the perfect outdoor game to play in these warmer spring days. Fill up a small paddling pool with water and place several apples in the paddling pool. The kids (and adults if you’re feeling playful!) take it in turns to get the apples out of the pool using only their teeth… no hands allowed!
- Pumpkin Carving – This traditional Halloween activity never gets old, but definitely requires some help from the adults! Buy a few pumpkins, slice off the tops and let your littles help out with scooping out the seeds from the inside. Encourage the kids to draw their designs on the outside of the pumpkins or trace some pumpkin stencils that you can download and print from the internet. When they’re finished get an adult to carve out the designs and place a lit candle inside, before popping the top back on the pumpkin to finish.
- Frankenstein Bowling – Use acrylic paints to transform old tins into spooky targets! Once your masterpieces have dried, assemble them into a pyramid and get bowling!
- Halloween Feel Boxes – Raid your fridge and cupboards for slimey, squishy and crunchy items such as baked beans, dog food or tinned spaghetti and place them inside DIY hidey holes (see below for crafty inspiration!). Label the hidey holes with spooky and gruesome Halloween names and let the littles guess the contents inside!
- Mummy Relay Race – Split the kids into teams of two and have one wrap the other in toilet roll as quickly as possible. The first duo to create a scary looking Mummy that reaches the finish line wins!
- Mummy Bowling – If you don’t have time to paint tins for Frankenstein Bowling – this activity could be for you! Wrap bowling pins up with tissues and stick on googly eyes to create that spooky Mummy effect.
- Make Monster Pumpkins – Add googly eyes, feathers, sequins and other goodies from your arts and crafts box to giant watermelons to create a green monster pumpkin!
- Pumpkin Passing Game – This Halloween party game for kids is similar to the old Hot Potato game. Kids pass around mini pumpkins and if they’re caught holding the pumpkin when the music stops then they’re out.This is a fun and easy game that even the littlest ones can play.
- And if all else fails… Check out the link below on how to make Halloween Slime! https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/halloween-slime/