Fun Halloween activities for early years
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Fun Halloween activities for early years

26 October 2021 By The YPO Team

Skeleton Halloween activity

From sensory and messy play to arts and crafts, we’ve got some exciting early years inspired activities for you to try all in the name of Halloween!


Hand Printed Ghosts

Ghost Halloween activity

A super simple but fun arts and crafts idea for younger children – encourage them to use their hands to create ghost prints to take home or use them to decorate your setting.

Extend this activity to create different characters. You could use a fist to create pumpkins or fingers to create bats and spiders – the possibilities are endless!

What you’ll need:

731730  White Washable Ready Mix Paint
135534  Black Sugar Paper
303877  Wiggly/Googly Eyes


I’m a Skeleton

Skeleton cotton bud Halloween activity

Something for the older children! Use PVA and cotton buds to create a skeleton craft. This will really get them thinking about the different bones in their body. To make this even more engaging, print and cut out head shots of the children, this will also give them a good place to start from the head down.

What you’ll need:

713422  Washable PVA
136972  Black Card
490296  Cotton Buds


Tissue Paper Pumpkin

Pumpkin Halloween activity

A great craft idea that gives children a valuable fine motor workout! Print or draw a pumpkin outline that children can then decorate with scrunched up tissue paper stuck with PVA.

We found a great pumpkin print out by Twinkl to use for this activity – click here to check it out.

What you’ll need:

118133  Tissue Paper
713422  Washable PVA


Super Stretchy DIY Slime

Slime Halloween activity

This super stretchy slime only takes minutes to prepare but will entertain your little learners for hours on end.

Create the slime by putting PVA in a bowl. Add the slime activator bit by bit until you have the right consistency and add sequin shapes, wiggly eyes, or anything else you can find!

What you’ll need:

710960  Green PVA
710959  Orange PVA
710963  Slime activator
303877  Wiggly/Googly Eyes
138878  Halloween sequin shapes
13886x  Spider sequin shapes
876092  Cauldrons


These activities have been taken from Little Learners, a FREE magazine full of early years resources and activities. Click here to read our latest issue and enter our exclusive competition.

Categories: Early Years , Education


GregKellerman on 03 March 2022

Wow! Thanks for this blog. With this i have an idea for this upcoming halloween this 2022. Thanks for this activities that we can apply for this years' halloween. Thanks .

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