If you’re scrambling to pull off some Halloween magic, these simple Halloween ideas will help you move gracefully through this spooky season.
Halloween Ideas: Science Experiments
Let’s start off with some gooey, oozy Halloween ideas that are fun to make and play with.
Dry Ice Experiment, Tinkerlab
5 Fun Science Experiements, Science Sparks
Elephant Toothpaste, Preschool Powel Packets
Erupting Pumpkin Experiment, Growing a Jeweled Rose
20 Best Halloween Science Ideas from Kid Bloggers, Steve Spangler Science
Glowing Mad Science Jars, Growing a Jeweled Rose
How to Make Slime, Tinkerlab, and watch our video tutorial…
Halloween Ideas: Sensory Activities for Toddlers
Little kids can enjoy this goulash season too with these fun sensory Halloween ideas that are perfect for little hands.
Pumpkin Pie Play Dough, Tinkerlab
Pumpkin Scented Cloud Dough, Growing a Jeweled Rose
Halloween Sensory Bin, Here Come the Girls
Pumpkin Oobleck, Train Up A Child
13 Halloween Sensory Ideas, Creative Playhouse
Pumpkin Guts (one of my favorite simple Halloween ideas, since you know you have to cut the pumpkin up anyway), Creative Connections for Kids
Touch and Feel Scarecrows, Teach Preschool
Halloween Ideas: Arts and Crafts
Bring out the paint and paper for these festive arts and crafts Halloween ideas…
Organic Shape Monsters (this simple Halloween idea is a year-round hit in my house), Tinkerlab
Spiderweb Printmaking, Tinkerlab
Coffee Filter Spiderwebs, The Artful Parent
Halloween Tree, Tinkerlab
Tie Dye Pumpkins, Mamas Like Me
Marble and Paint Spider Webs, Tinkerlab
Spin Art Pumpkins, Rainy Day Mum
Pumpkin Scented Painting, Growing a Jeweled Rose
Halloween Countdown Paper Chain, Tinkerlab
Simple Halloween Ideas: Games and Activities
What’s Halloween without fun and somewhat creepy games?
Halloween Felt Board Game, Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Halloween Crafts and Ideas for Toddlers, Rainy Day Mum
31 Ideas for an Active October, Toddler Approved
Dress in Costume and Write a Story, Here Come the Girls
Witch Pitch (toss candy corn into cauldron game), Chica and Jo
Halloween Word Search, No Time for Flash Cards
Simple Halloween Ideas: Food
These tasty snacks will get you in the autumn mood.
Baked Pumpkin Seeds, Tinkerlab
21 Recipes Inspired by Scary Movies, Babble
4 (not so scary) Food and Snack Ideas, Kids Activities Blog
Pumpkin Jack-o-lantern Pancakes, The Artful Parent
Easy Frankenstein Cookie Pops, Life at the Zoo
Simple Halloween Ideas: Jack-O-Lanterns
These easy jack-o-lanterns are great for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as time-constrained adults.
No-carve Halloween Pumpkins, Tinkerlab
Decorate Monster Pumpkins, Hands on as we Grow
Last-minute Pumpkin Carving and Decorating, The Artful Parent
Toddler-friendly Jack-O-Lanterns, Modern Parent Messy Kids
Puffy Paint Jack-o-lanterns, Train Up a Child
Button and Ribbon Pumpkins, Toddler Approved
Chalkboard Pumpkins, Small & Friendly
Simple Halloween Ideas: Decorations
Bring on the simple Halloween decor ideas with these outdoor decorations that take minutes to make.
Felt Bat Garland, The Artful Parent
Little Fabric Ghosts, Tinkerlab
10 Simple Halloween Decorations, Babble
How to Make a Halloween Bunting (Quick and Cheap), The Artful Parent
Make the Spookiest Scarecrow Ever + 10 more Outdoor Decorating Ideas, Babble
Simple Halloween Ideas: Costumes
If you’re short on time, these Halloween costumes can come together in minutes.
39 Last minute Costume Ideas for Kids, Family Fun
Last minute Halloween Costumes, Babble
Last-minute Pirate Costume, Red Ted Art (I also love the last-minute skeleton costume)
50 No-sew Costumes for Halloween, No Twiddle Twaddle
What a fun round-up! Thanks for including our pumpkin guts. 🙂 Kristi
You’re welcome, Kristi! My kids love the process of opening pumpkins and digging the seeds out — I think it’s a seasonal ritual!
Great round up filled with so many fun ideas! Thank you so much for including our posts.
Thanks Roopa! I love your blog — it’s not get to find great ideas from you 🙂
Wonderful set of activities, crafts and ideas, Rachelle! They are all fabulous. Thank you so much for the Pirate (& Skeleton) Costume mention 🙂 always appreciated!!!
You’re welcome Maggy! You’re so talented and I always get great ideas from you. ~rachelle
What a great selection of activities, we’re still crafting for Halloween all the way up to the day as it’s keeping us in the mood.
Thank you so much for including our spin art pumpkins and roundup of activities and crafts for toddlers 🙂
Of course, Cerys! I love these ideas. xo
Thanks for mentioning Science Sparks! x
My pleasure, Emma.
This is a great list….and love seeing you in action on the video. Is there a Tinkerlab channel coming soon?
You’re so kind, Melissa 🙂 Hmmm, I’m not sure about that. You’re really good at planting ideas in my head, though, so maybe sometime next year?
Wow! What a great round-up of ideas 🙂 Thanks for including our tie dye pumpkins!
You’re welcome 🙂
WOW! What a great round up! Thanks so much for including us!
WOW! What a great round up! Thanks so much for including us! Always grateful!
Thanks so much for featuring my costume list. I love your new web design!
You’re so sweet, Bethany! It’s a great list, and I’m sure you’re getting a lot of traffic from it this week.
Love this round-up! Shared everywhere!
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