Halloween Preschool Activities

Use and enjoy these halloween preschool activities as an alternative to Halloween including games, crafts, decorations, recipes and more. Enjoy the harvest season!

For those of you who don't celebrate Halloween, use these Halloween preschool activities as an alternative. Enjoy these fun and festive ideas to celebrate the harvest season! Our family went to a harvest festival one year and these are some of the ideas from that:

Treasures in a Haystack
Hide quarters or small prizes in plastic eggs in a large pile of straw or shredded paper. Set the timer and the children take turns digging for prizes.

Pumpkin painting
A pumpkin craft idea that your child will enjoy is painting/decorating real pumpkins with tempera or poster paint and adding glitter if desired. Be careful your child doesn't get glitter in their eyes.

Pick a pumpkin. Here's a fun way from Starfall.com to create a pumpkin face and focus on the /u/ sound. Make sure your speakers are turned on for the sound effects.

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Apple Prints
Supplies needed:


Cut apples in half so that the "star" in the core shows. Dip in paint and stamp onto paper.

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Paper plate pumpkin
Supplies Needed:

1 large styrofoam plate
white craft glue
orange construction paper
small scrap of green construction paper

Have your child cut up small pieces of orange construction paper and then glue them on all over the styrofoam plate. Cut a stem from the green construction paper and glue it to the top of the plate.

Scents of the season
There is something so cozy and comfortable about a home filled with delightful, delicious aromas.Create some natural scents of the season for you and your children to enjoy. You'll need cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg (or your own variation). Mix spoonfuls of these spices together and pour them into a square of aluminum foil. Add a few dropos of water and close, leaving a small opening at the top. Place on a cookie sheet and into a 275 F oven. As the water evaporates, you will notice the aroma wafting through the house.

Decorate with the colors of autumn:reds, oranges, yellows and browns. Country themed decorations such as bales of straw, pumpkins, farm animals, scarecrows.

Recipes zucchini loaf, pumpkin loaf, apple pie

Story time:,Read Liz Curtis Higg's book, Pumpkin Patch Parable, to your preschoolers, telling about the gospel message using a pumpkin.

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