Halloween Party Games for Kids

Your family's Halloween party isn't complete without a few fun-filled, kid-friendly activities. You have the menu set, bought plenty of treats and planned spooky standout costumes. Now what? It's time to come up with a few creative games and other entertaining ideas to keep the kids busy! If you're not sure where to start, check out this ghostly ghoulish ideas. Ghost Tag Magically transform into floating ghosts for this game. Your kiddos and their gets will need to get creative, moving like ghosts as they try to tag the other players. Not only are the players who get tagged out,...

Kids’ Halloween Ghost Card Game Craft Activity

Combine math and a fun-filled holiday game into one not-so-spooky Halloween kids' activity! This ghost card number game is a craft that kiddos in preschool and up will enjoy making and using. Even though the cards have a Halloween theme, your family can continue to use them year-round. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need White card stock paper or large plain note cardsScissorsMarkersA piece of cardboard-reuse an old cereal or packing boxGoogley eyesClear-drying school glue How-To Card-Making Steps Draw a ghost template onto the cardboard. Make the ghost roughly the size of an adult's hand. Cut the ghost out and...

Spooky and Sweet Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Are you looking for a special treat that's easy to make? You're in Halloween party planning mode. And, this means you're on the hunt for tasty goodies to add to your dessert buffet. Forget about the tricks and focus on this marshmallow treat! You can customize these sweet pops to meet your needs or let your kiddo design their own themed party desserts. What You'll Need Marshmallows Thin Wooden skewers with flat/blunt endsChocolate- Choose a variety, including dark, milk and whiteOrange and black sprinklesOptional: Halloween themed sprinkles, such as pumpkins or ghostsCandy eyesCherry sauceWax paper How-To Marshmallow Pop Steps Push...

Kids’ Glow In the Dark Halloween Ghost Art

Celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year with a glowing ghost art activity! Your kiddo can get creative this Halloween, explore science and make a completely cool display. This glow in the dark art idea is and easy artsy exploration for grade school aged children and their parents. Materials You'll Need Black poster board paperCardboard- Reuse an old cardboard boxScissorsClear-drying school glueWhite chalkCotton ballsTonic water- You must use "tonic water," and not sparkling or any other type of soda water. Only tonic water can create a glow in the dark art.A paintbrushA black light- You can find black light bulbs...

Halloween Fall Festival Activity At Home

Don't have time to visit a pumpkin patch or fall festival? Make your own pumpkin-filled activity in your own backyard. Celebrate Halloween with this family-friendly at-home idea! You can magically transform into a fall fantasy, filled with pumpkins and so much more. What You'll Need Pumpkins- Buy a variety of sizes from your local grocery store or other retailer. You can also include a few fun fall gourds. Hay balesCorn stalksMaterials to make a scarecrow- Cardboard, scissors, markers, an old flannel shirt, a broomstick, glue and hay.Permanent markers How-To Steps Place the hay bales. Create a maze for your kids...

Halloween and Fall Pumpkin Ideas for Families

It's time for pumpkin everything! Celebrate fall and Halloween with these fun-filled, family-friendly pumpkin ideas. From crafts to cupcakes, your kiddos will enjoy these easy activities. Pumpkin Painting Your young children can't carve a pumpkin yet. Instead of doing the knife-work for your kids, let them create their own jack o'lanterns- with paint. Start with a pumpkin and tempera or craft paints. Pour the paints onto a paper plate or a piece of scrap cardboard. Your child can paint a spooky face onto the pumpkin, add an abstract pattern or use a paint splatter technique. Mini Pumpkin Pies The kiddos...

Halloween Ghost Tree Craft for Kids

You don't have to wait until Christmas to decorate a tree. Create a spooky display with a Halloween tree right now! Instead of a freshly cut, full pine, make this holiday tree out of bending and broken twigs. Send the kiddos outside for a twig scavenger hunt. Gather what the kiddos bring in and choose the longer ones or the ones with the most little limbs to use. After you have the twigs, you're ready to start crafting. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need TwigsA planter pot or large coffee canOrange and black yarnScissorsWhite, black and orange tissue paperClear-drying school...

Halloween Candy Corn Recipe Ideas

Did you bulk buy candy corn? This Halloween treat is a favorite. But there's only so much you can eat straight out of the package. If you're looking for a creative way to use candy corn, check out these fun, family-friendly ideas. Jack O'Lantern Cookies Start with large sugar or chocolate chip cookies. Use your own favorite recipe or ready-made store-bought treats. Coat each cookie with orange icing. Use the candy corn to create jack o'lantern faces! Candy Corn S'mores Sandwich white chocolate and a heated marshmallow between two graham crackers. Spread marshmallow fluff onto the top graham. Press candy...

World Teacher’s Day Apple Card Craft for Kids

Celebrate World Teacher's Day with an "A is for Apple" card! Your child wants to give their teacher an apple. But a real piece of fruit just won't do. Instead, mark this day with a cute and crafty apple card. After your child creates this artsy apple, they can gift it to their favorite teacher. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need White poster board paperScissorsMarkers or crayonsA large bowlRed tempera paintSpongesGreen tissue paperClear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Hold the poster board paper from top to bottom. Place the bowl upside down on the poster board. Line the top of...

Sukkot Model Craft for Kids

Are you looking for an imaginative Sukkot art activity? Your child can build their own mini table top sukkah! Instead of a full building, this architecture craft is a pint-sized version of the real thing. This gives your creative kiddo the chance to learn about the holiday, art/architecture and basic math concepts such as size, scale and measurements. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A shoe boxScissorsClear-drying school glueClear tapeCard stock paperMarkers, crayons or colored pencilsTempera paintYarnModeling clay How-To Art-Making Steps Start with a sukkah blueprint. Your child can draw a design onto a piece of card stock paper, using...