Fun Halloween activities for kids include a game, Action Pumpkins, which gets kids moving and acting out Halloween tasks, and a simple Frankenstein craft.
Fun Halloween Activities to Create Classroom Excitement
I am excited to share a few of my FUN Halloween activities for kids.
Fun Halloween Activities: #1 Action Pumpkins
Action Pumpkins is a great game for getting children up, moving, and burning off that Halloween sugar! It requires very little prep, and you can play this anywhere…in your classroom, at home with your kids, or with your friends!
To set up, print the pumpkin pieces and cut them out. Choose an area where you would like to play. I suggest playing on the carpet if you are playing with a classroom full of children. Have everyone sit in a circle and do the actions in the center. Place the pumpkins upside-down in the circle.
Your students can take turns choosing a pumpkin to turn over and read. They will enjoy completing the activities on each pumpkin. There are always tons of giggles! Here’s my little guy acting like a bat flying through the night sky.
The tasks are primarily Halloween-related and require them to act out different Halloween characters, read and spell words, or answer questions. Some examples are shown in the images.
Children will be practicing many skills without even realizing it. They will read, spell, think, and actively use their bodies!
You can go around the circle until everyone has had a turn to pick a pumpkin. This pack includes 21 different and blank pumpkins to add more tasks if needed.
Your students will love this game! It makes an excellent activity for any Halloween party!
Fun Halloween Activities: #2 Franken-buddy Craft
Another activity included in this pack is a Franken-buddy craft. This is based on the Frankenstein directed drawing. This craft is super simple to put together and excellent for primary children. It also makes a great addition to a monster-themed party.
To create this Franken-buddy, print off the pieces for the craft on colored cardstock, construction paper, or white paper and have your student color the pieces in. Cut the paper so that each child gets the pieces they need.
They must cut out the pieces and have a glue stick handy. I always recommend completing a sample before showing them the steps.
Use the head as the bottom and glue pieces onto it. Glue on the hair, neck, & screws.
Glue on the nose and eyes, making them look crooked if you like.
For the mouth, glue on the white rectangle and use a black marker to draw the teeth. We drew a zig-zag for the teeth.
Once complete, your Franken-buddy crafts make a great Halloween bulletin board display.
To extend the activity, I recommend completing the writing activity in this pack, “If I was a Frankenbuddy…” and reading a book or two about Frankenstein.
This pack also includes Halloween cards you can print on colored cardstock paper. Cut out and attach to a piece of candy to hand out to your students or your students to create for their friends.
FREE Frankenstein Directed Drawing
If you are interested in completing the Frankenstein directed drawing in your classroom, grab the FREE printable instructions as a guide and writing prompts.
Click the image below to get your copy!
Grab the Fun Halloween Activities Resource
Are you seeking engaging, educational activities to add to your October lesson plans? This Halloween Fun Pack is filled with no-prep worksheets, classroom group games, math activities, literacy, reading, and poetry activities, a science experiment, and two crafts to be used all month.
Make incorporating engaging, standard-based Halloween activities a breeze with this ready-to-use thematic resource.
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