Halloween is right around the corner. Little ones get excited about the candy and costumes and there’s nothing better than an excuse to throw a party! We’ve compiled a list of 15 family friendly Halloween activities to try this week, whether you’re volunteering at your child’s school and need fabulous ideas to earn your spot as room parent hero material or you’re hosting a few neighborhood princesses and pirates at your house.
Let us know if you try any of these family friendly Halloween crafts and activities!
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Franken-Slime Party Favor
Want to send your guests home with party favors that are more spooky than sweet? Check out this homemade slime recipe and craft idea, which also features a fun Jack O’Lantern version.
Via Mama Papa Bubba
No-Carve Nature Pumpkin
Send your kids on a scavenger hunt for leaves, acorns, and other treasures from your yard and make this no-carve nature Jack O’Lantern that is definitely more cute than creepy.
Girls will love making a fashion statement with these spooky eyeball theme cuff bracelets.
Via Crafts by Amanda
Whether you are 7 or 70, everyone loves bingo. Here is a fun free printable Halloween version that would be perfect for a classroom party.
This is a fun party station activity and even classroom project.
Monstrous Mad Libs
Another fun and no mess activity that encourages creativity, homemade Mad Libs in a spooky theme are great for older kids!
Pin the Spider on the Web
A fun variant of the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey game, this version features a spookier, but still kid-friendly, theme.
Mini Pumpkin Run
Looking for a fun outdoor activity to keep kids active? Try a pumpkin run. Purchase mini pumpkins and have kids race while balancing them on their heads.
Find the Eyeball in the Haystack
Another fun indoor or outdoor game, this game can be as simple or complex as you like. Blindfold two opponents and have them dig around in the “hay” (buy decorative grass at a craft store for a more allergy-friendly version) and search for the plastic eyeball, which can be found by the bags full at your local dollar store.
Via Meaningful Mama
Get crafty with tissue paper and make these pretty and colorful pumpkin silhouettes that reflect light in a festive way.
Via Kids Play Box
Stamped Bat T-shirt
This fun eraser-stamped bat white t-shirt would be a fun mother/daughter craft project or even a spooky sleepover craft activity.
Via Cutesy Crafts
Mini Pumpkin Spiders
Cute spiders? Yes it is possible with these adorable painted mini pumpkins.
Via Buggy and Buddy
Mummy Mason Jars
Mason jar crafts are extremely popular right now and these mummy mason jars add a fun and spooky twist to the mix. This would be a fun craft to make with teens.
Via It It All Began With Paint
Bowling is a fun past time that almost anyone can enjoy. We love this ghostly version! It’s cute, not creepy.
We started off with Frankenstein, and we’re closing our list of 15 fun kid friendly Halloween activities and crafts with this adorable monster hand print craft activity.
Via Mom Dot
Let us know if you make any of these crafts with your kids this week or host a fun monster bash featuring some of these activities! You can download our free desktop app and share the photos of all your monstrous masterpieces privately with friends and family.
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Jamie Reeves is a Nashville-based writer, editor, and lover of all things social media. She and her husband Alan have two daughters, two dogs, and too much laundry. This busy soccer mom can typically be found cheering from the sidelines or in her car on the way to school or sports practices. She loves traveling with her family and exploring fun things to do in Middle Tennessee. Jamie has been pontificating about poop and pinot noir at Blonde Mom Blog, since 2005.