Inside: Looking for easy toddler Halloween activities? Here are 45 that they will love!
There are so many Halloween activities for older children, have you noticed? But trying to find those for younger children is a bit of a challenge. Or so I thought, until I started exploring. Before I knew it, I had collected over 45 toddler Halloween activities!
Yes, 45+ activities!
And even if your little one is no longer a toddler, these would still be fun.
When putting together this collection of Halloween activities, I was looking for fun, hands-on ideas that would keep them engaged, even with their shorter attention spans.
👉 Free Halloween costume matching cards! Scroll towards bottom of this post to find the download.
45 of the Best Toddler Halloween Activities
- Make a batch of no-cook Halloween play dough.
- Paint pumpkins in a bag (free printable).
- Create a keepsake pumpkin magnet.
- Paint ON pumpkins.
- Grab that salad spinner to create these fun spin-painted pumpkins (free printable).
- Explore color mixing on foil and then making a pumpkin print (free printable).
- Pour colored rice into small plastic pumpkins for a Halloween sensory activity.
- Strengthen fine motor muscles by hammering pegs into pumpkins.
- Paint a plastic bottle to make a ghost or pumpkin lantern. (Messy Little Monster)
- Toddlers love to pour, so let them pour paint on pumpkins. (Homegrown Friends)
- You just need black paint, a plastic egg carton, and some googly eyes to make bats. (The Twitchetts)
- Make Halloween prints using a potato! (Messy Little Monster)
- Download the free printable to make a cute ghost Halloween craft. (Printable Crush)
- Put together a pumpkin washing station. (Natural Beach Living)
- Use an empty clean jar to make a cute pumpkin lantern. (Red Ted Art)
- Try one of these printables for your toddler Halloween unit. (Every Star is Different)
- Sort gourds by color and then add googly eyes for some Halloween fun. (Creative Connections for Kids)
- Build fine motor strength by making kinetic sand spiders. (And Next Comes L)
- Download the free printables and have fun playing a Halloween matching game. (Simple Fun for Kids)
- These hanging spiders would look cute as a Halloween decoration. (Stir the Wonder)
- Halloween sensory soup is perfect for your water table. (And Next Comes L)
- Toddlers love the feeling of clay as they squish it onto paper to make monsters. (Mini Monets and Mommies)
- Sing The Halloween Flap and have some fun Halloween rhyming fun. (Let’s Play Music)
- Have fun with 5 Little Pumpkins on the light table. (Still Playing School)
- Throw a Halloween party for toddlers. (Adventure in a Box)
- Add some large motor to your fun with a Halloween bucket toss activity. (Play & Learn Every Day)
- Download this Halloween dot painting printable for some fine motor fun. (The Resourceful Mama)
- After carving the pumpkin, explore its guts in a mess-free way. (Stir the Wonder)
- Use the free printables for some fun skeleton activities. (Living Montessori Now)
- Use felt and other fun pieces to make fuzzy monsters. (Crafty Kids at Home)
- If your toddlers love to feel different textures, whip up a batch of Halloween spider slime. (Schooling a Monkey)
- Use black foam to make a halloween spider. (Apple Green Cottage)
- Recite I Can’t Wait for Pumpkin Pie while using felt pumpkins on a flannel board. (Preschool Powol Packets)
- Mix red and yellow paint by hand with this fun paper plate pumpkin activity. (Messy Little Monster)
- Let toddlers scribble on toilet paper tubes to make fine motor spiders. (The Twitchetts)
- Let your toddlers paint a pumpkin so it looks like an apple. (Non Toy Gifts)
- Before you carve your pumpkins, use them in a ring-around-the-pumpkin game. (Sunny Day Family)
- Make a jack-o-lantern mask from a paper plate. (Mama Smiles)
- Strengthen those little fingers with this sticky eye spider activity. (Sunny Day Family)
- Ditch the paintbrush and instead use a sponge for this painted pumpkin craft. (The Resourceful Mama)
- Have fun painting with spiders! Eek! (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
- Enjoy some process art by making a super squished monster. (Raising Little Superheroes)
- Make silly monsters out of cupcake liners. (Crafty Kids at Home)
- Grab the spiders from the web and work those fine motor skills. (Mom Inspired Life)
- Get in the kitchen and make some monster cookies. (Red Ted Art)
- Create monsters out of play dough. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
- Find Halloween surprises in a muffin tin. (Simple Fun for Kids)
- Add some sensory to your Halloween theme with a jack-o-lantern squish bag. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
- Make a simple ghost story glove for your favorite ghost finger plays. (Mama Smiles)
- Stamp with Halloween cookie cutters. (3 Dinosaurs)
Click the photo below to download your copies of these free Halloween costume matching cards:
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