Halloween is CREEPING up on us! And I for one cannot wait!!!
I love Autumn, and Halloween is one of my absolute favourite festivals to celebrate – especially with the kids, and it's one that we have always done as a family.
This year, I thought I would share a few of our most favourite Halloween activities, that the kids ask for year after year. They are simple and easy to achieve, so no need to fork out loads of cash – winner!
Pumpkin picking has become even more popular over the last few years, and the kids absolutely LOVE to choose their own pumpkins! It's a great way to get out in the fresh air and a lovely activity to do as a family or with friends.
We always go to our local farm. They do some wonderful displays and there's so much to see, hear and do as well as choosing our pumpkins! Check out what's going on in your local area.
Spook-tacular Halloween Playdough
Everyone loves play dough! Its a great activity for fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and those all important imaginative skills. As well as providing opportunity for you little Dinks to learn some basic science and gain knowledge & understanding of how a combination of ingredients can turn into different media!
1 cup of flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
½ cup salt
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 cup of warm water
Food colouring – for Halloween vibes we recommend orange, black, purple or green
Extra spooky bits.
Halloween cookie cutter shapes
Mix the food colouring with the warm water first.
Add the vegetable oil
Add the dry ingredients and mix well until it starts to form a ball
Leave to cool
Once cool, knead for 2 mins.
Ghoul-tastic Halloween Gloop
This activity is a great and easy way to get even the smallest Dinks involved at Halloween.
Gloop is a fabulous sensory activity with a unique texture which is great for little hands to explore and discover the concepts of solids and liquids.
You can adapt this activity for older ages groups by adding things such as plastic spiders, worms, and even googly eyes!
All you need is:
A large mixing bowl or plastic tray
Food colouring – optional
Put some corn flour into your bowl/tray
Slowly add warm water and encourage you little Dinks to stir with a spoon or even their fingers, until you get the desired consistency
(Gloop is hard and runny, you can pick up a chunk, hold it in your hand and it will literally turn into liquid and run out – it’s crazy!)
WARNING! This activity is super messy – but clean-up is easy peasy! Gloop can be picked up, wiped with a damp cloth and easily comes off clothes in the wash.
I would however, recommend wearing an apron!
Every child loves colouring, so here's a few Terror-ific Halloween colouring sheets for you to download and print out for your little Dinks.
Whatever you do this Halloween, let us know! We would love to see and hear about your little Dinks spooky adventures. Tag & share on our social media pages!
Have a Happy Halloween!
Love Lynz x