Fun and easy Halloween activities
Heading into the weekend, with Halloween around the corner, I just HAD to share some of my favorite spooky activities. Most of these are low prep, with lots of wiggle room if you don't have the exact materials I used.
Scribble monsters are great for when you have a few minutes to spare and are looking for a quick filler activity! Simply have your kiddo scribble a bit and then add stickers for eyes and mouths or use sticky wiggle eyes (found at most craft stores, like JoAnn or Michaels)
Sticker puppets are super quick and easy, and are a HUGE hit with my kids. My ten year old still has the first set I made her when she was TWO!! Puffy stickers work the absolute best, but I couldn't find any Halloween themed ones this year. These Halloween sticker books were 50% off at Michaels. Score!! Just pick your favorite stickers and slap them on to some popsicle sticks and you're all set! Use them to make up stories, sing songs, or anything else you can think of!
My kids LOOOOVE sensory boxes. I use these awesome Creative Options scrapbook storage boxes for all of our messy/wet sensory play. I used to get them at Costco, but haven't seen them in awhile. You can definitely find similar on Amazon. For this sensory box, there are a couple of options. You can turn ping pong balls into eyeballs and jack o'lanterns using permanent markers. Then use tongs or a fish net to snag them out of plain or colored water. Or fill your sensory box with colored water and some cocktail shimmer. Cocktail shimmer comes in a variety of colors and is basically just edible glitter, but it gives a fun sparkle to colored water. We also added test tubes and beakers for lots of filling and pouring fun.
This is a great time to grab some discounted mini erasers (I found these at Target) and table scatter (this set is from Hobby Lobby) on sale. The possibilities for these are really endless. My youngest is all about making simple equations using ten frames, so that's how he's using them. But when he was younger he'd use tongs and sort the mini erasers into ice cube trays. You could also make patters, or add the table scatter to playdough or a sensory box for even more fun.
I hope you find an activity here that your kiddo will love. If you do, hit reply and let me know which one was the most fun. If you have questions or want more details, feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll do my very best to answer.
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