There are lots of preschool Halloween activities that are fun and not so scary. Here are just a few Halloween activities that your little one will enjoy. Kids Activities Blog is bursting with great Halloween fun.
Preschool Halloween Activities
I stumbled upon this great book, “It’s Pumpkin Time” by Zoe Hall. It is a beautifully illustrated book that teaches children about seeds, planting, growing, and enjoying pumpkins. It’s the perfect book for little ones to get introduced to these concepts in a fun and playful way.
The inside cover of the book is just a green background with lots of pumpkin seeds scattered around. We had some pumpkin seeds from making our jack-o-lantern so I let Rachel play a matching game by placing her real seeds on the seed pictures.
Pumpkins are orange. I wanted Rachel to see how red and yellow blend to make orange so I set out some cups of water and red and yellow food coloring. She squirt a few drops of yellow into one cup of water and a few drops of red in another cup of water. Then she poured the two colored waters together in an empty cup to make orange. This is a super easy way for young children to experience color mixing.
Once we had orange water, I let her practice her pouring skills by pouring the orange water into an ice tray I bought at the dollar store that makes pumpkin shaped ice cubes. We can’t wait to plop a few of our orange pumpkin ice cubes in our next glass of water!
Halloween Math Activities
I drew a simple template of a pumpkin then used that to make some orange and white pumpkin shaped pages for a Pumpkin Book. I made pages for 1-5 pumpkin seeds then let Rachel count and glue the corresponding number of seeds on to each page. There were also a few pages for art work and an outline of her hand.
I stapled the cover of her book on and she smiled from ear to ear as she hugged her pumpkin book close to her chest.
I’m getting my money’s worth out of my dollar store pumpkin ice tray! Here’s another fun use for it.
On a tray I assembled a bowl of green pom-poms to serve as the stems for the pumpkins, a plastic tong, and the pumpkin ice cube tray. Rachel had fun using the tongs to pick up one pom-pom and place it in the pumpkin. She sorted them by color in different rows several times.
When she tired of that, I showed her how she could make patterns of light and dark green pom-poms. She nearly snatched the tongs from my hands to give that a try herself.
What a fun activity this turned out to be. These types of projects are great for improving hand-eye coordination, as well as strengthening the muscles in the hand and the pincher grip which is used so much in writing.
More Kids Activities
There are so many fun preschool Halloween activities for your little one to enjoy. Pumpkins make for a great theme for Halloween activities that aren’t scary or gross. For more Halloween kids activities, take a look at these:
- Halloween Activities – Play with Play Doh
- You’ve Been Booed Halloween Activities
- Preschool Halloween Activities with Color Mixing