3 Easy Halloween Activities for Preschoolers

Halloween has really got Little Man excited this year especially after our pumpkin trail at the weekend so in my wisdom I thought I would do some Halloween based activities with him over half term. Now, this sounds very Pinterest of me I know, however if you were reading my blog this time last year you will have seen my absolute fail at a Halloween craft. I am not very creative I think it is fair to say. This is where my lovely Mum comes in. She used to run a playgroup and then worked at a primary school so she has kids craft activities perfected. Today I am going to share 3 really easy Halloween activities that my Mum did with Little Man this week. He loved them so give them a go!



Ghosts – This was a super quick activity but I find these are the best for little people.  We cut out some white ghost shapes, stuck eyes and cotton wool onto them and then attached wool to hang them up.

Bats – Another quick one for these spooky bats!  Simply cut out a bat shape from some black paper, stick on some eyes and pop some wool through it so they can hang.

Witches Brew – Now for the really fun one! Little Man made a witches brew. My Mum basically got a load of random foods (this is not for eating!) and food colouring along with some plastic spiders and eyes and Little Man stirred it all together. There were things like vinegar and bicarbonate of soda in there so it fizzed and bubbled.



It looked and smelt disgusting and Sam bloomin’ loved it! Here is a list of what went into ours to give you some ideas:

  • Bircarbonate of Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Orange Coloured Water
  • Spaghetti (worms)
  • Cereal Hoops (frogs eyes)
  • Pudding Rice (frog spawn)
  • Almond Extract
  • Googly Eyes
  • Herbs & Spices
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Coca Cola
  • Plastic Spiders
  • Pasta Shells


I hope you like these 3 easy Halloween activities. Thank goodness there were no disasters this year!

Do you have any good Halloween ideas?

Happy Halloween!


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  • A Cornish Mum
    27/10/2016 at 11:33

    Ha love this, the messy smelly slightly gross play was always my boys’ favourite too. Very cute ideas 🙂

    Stevie xx
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    • Mummy in Training
      28/10/2016 at 21:35

      Hehe it’s typical boy stuff isn’t it?! xx

  • Lex
    28/10/2016 at 10:53

    Aw wow, these are so simple but really look like your little one enjoyed it.. and it gets him all excited for Halloween which is a bonus too! Well done Mum! #twinklytueday

    • Mummy in Training
      28/10/2016 at 21:34

      Thanks lovely. xx

  • Sarah Howe @runjumpscrap
    29/10/2016 at 16:08

    Love the new look hun! Brilliant. Out of all of these my daughter would LOVE the last one – she loves making potions and basically mess. I bet Sam loved it! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

    • Mummy in Training
      29/10/2016 at 20:18

      Thank you! Yes it was the smelly yukky mess he liked the most! xx

  • Lewis Perry
    04/12/2016 at 13:45

    Halloween or not, my kids would have loved to do this.


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I’m Rachel, a 30 something Mum to 6 year old Little Man & 2 year old twin girls (one with us & one in the sky).

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