Get ready to have the best spooky season ever with your little pumpkin thanks to this huge list of Halloween activities for toddlers!
With over forty ideas including sensory bins, playdough, keepsakes and easy crafts you can make together there’s plenty to keep you busy and having fun throughout October.
My kids have always been huge fans of Halloween and these easy toddler Halloween activities have all been designed to let kids in on the fun no matter how old they are.
With simple ideas designed for little hands there’s bound to be loads the toddler in your life will love!
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Halloween Activities for Toddlers
As this is a pretty big round up I’ve split it into two sections to help you navigate it – Halloween Crafts for Toddlers and Easy Halloween Activities for Toddlers.
This post was originally called 31 activities but as time has past I’ve shared more Halloween activity ideas on my blog so I’ve updated this post accordingly – I expect as the next few weeks of October carry on I’ll add a few more ideas to this list too so it’s worth checking back on it.
For both sections you’ll find the activities listed in the same order that they’re shown in the corresponding collage to try and it a bit easier for you to find the ones you love.
While these activities are aimed at toddlers you’ll obviously find lots that are suitable for preschoolers or kids in the early years of school too.
As you’ll know, the early years are ones in which children develop and change a lot so take a look through the list for the things which are best suited to your child’s age, ability and interests.
Also I know this goes without saying, but obviously all of these activities will need to be supervised by an adult, especially when small items or scissors are involved.
Want to make sure you don’t forget any of these fun Halloween activities? Make sure you bookmark this page or pin an image so that you have all this inspiration to hand when you need it.
Want more fun activities for toddlers? Check out the links at the end of this post for loads more awesome ideas including our favourite activities for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Halloween Books for Toddlers
I love to read with my kids and I know that most parents feel the same, with the dark nights and cold weather I think Halloween is a great excuse to snuggle down together and share a story.
We’ve previously shared a list of not too spooky Halloween books for kids but these ones are some of my kids favourites and come recommended by them, I think I’ve read the last one about 100 times!
Halloween Crafts for Toddlers
This recycled cd spider craft is one that I made with my kids when they were two and four years old. Using googly eyes is great for fine motor skills and they loved finding out more about spiders while they made these.
Make this easy ghost craft with your child for a super spooky artwork they’ll love! This simple Halloween craft is always popular as it doesn’t matter too much where your child dabs on their paint.
This paper bag witch craft can be used as a puppet too.
My kids loved making this pumpkin suncatcher and it was a Halloween decoration that we had up in our home for ages. I’ve shared a little DIY video of how to make it on this page but you can also click through for the full tutorial.
Grab some black tissue paper and make this easy spider craft.
Creating a paper bag mummy craft together is great as not only do you get to do the craft but it’s something that you can play with afterwards as well.
This candy corn craft is a really good one for toddlers to make, not only does it have a free printable template to help you prepare it quickly but tearing and scrunching tissue paper is great fun.
Toddlers can get busy with the paints to help make this paper plate ghost craft that uses one of our free printables for the ghost shape.
This foil painted pumpkin craft can be set up so that the foil is the perfect size for little hands, perfect for younger kids to help create.
This resist art ghost craft is one of my favorite Halloween-themed activities and I love the way the finished result looks.
Use pom poms and black cardstock to create this easy spider craft for kids.
Tearing paper is a great fine motor activity and here we’ve used it to create a torn paper ghost craft, just grab the glue and our free template.
Practice some simple scissor skills with this free cut and paste ghost craft with ten pages to download.
Create a spooky forest Halloween craft for your kids toys to play in.
Print, color and make our cut and paste pumpkin craft that’s free to download.
This spider craft for preschoolers is definitely one that toddlers can join in with too as the main part involves making a paint splat.
Download our free printable cut and paste pumpkin craft to make your own Jack o’ lantern.
Make a black cat craft that any witch-in-training would be proud of!
This bat silhouette craft uses resist art so it’s great for toddlers and preschoolers who like to paint all over the page.
We used a paper bowl for this Frankenstein craft but you could change it to a paper plate if that’s what you have at home.
Hunt through your recycling bin to make this egg box and paper plate witch.
Make a paper bowl mummy.
These paper bowl monsters are great as who really knows what a monster looks like? Substitute your bowl for a paper plate if that’s what you have available.
Raid your kitchen cupboards to create a cupcake liner bat craft.
We loved making this ghost footprint keepsake using saltdough.
Paper plate bats as made by my son!
Toddlers can help make this free printable Halloween bunting by drawing on eyes and mouths for the ghosts. This craft is a great way to decorate your home or preschool too.
Create some easy Halloween lanterns following this tutorial from Red Ted Art.
For a great keepsake make this Halloween handprint painting from My Bored Toddler.
These plastic bottle Halloween lanterns from Messy Little Monster would make great decorations too.
For a fun art project to try, check out these spin art pumpkins from Rainy Day Mum.
Paper bag black cat from Non Toy Gifts
Bat magnet from The Inspiration Edit
Make this easy Halloween wreath craft following the DIY from Buggy and Buddy
These cardboard tube monsters from The Joy of Sharing are a great way to use up those left over toilet paper rolls.
Tin foil spiders from The Joy of Sharing
Fun Handprint Art shares how to make a footprint pumpkin.
These monster handprint cards from The Best Ideas for Kids will make great keepsakes.
Paper plate pumpkin from Kiddycharts.
Toddler Halloween Activities
We love sensory bins and this pumpkin patch sensory play idea from Buggy and Buddy looks fantastic.
This color mixing pumpkin from Crafts on Sea is mess free too.
This printable Halloween charades game from Buggy and Buddy would be great for a party.
Create some Halloween paint chip puzzles.
Make this tin can bowling from Red Ted Art for a simple Halloween game you can play with your child.
Fancy a sensory activity but not quite so keen on the mess? Why not check out this monster eyes sensory bottle from The Soccer Mom Blog.
These little pumpkins would make great treats for a Halloween party and your child can help make these Halloween mini pumpkin pizzas from Messy Little Monster in advance of the fun starting.
Get outside with these Halloween bubble wands from Fireflies and Mudpies.
Hunt through your kid’s toybox for some toy spiders and make this fantastic looking oobleck from Little Bins for Little Hands that looks ideal for Halloween sensory play.
This Halloween sensory bin from Fun With Mama makes me want to run out and buy some spaghetti right now! Such a fun invitation to play.
Print out our free Halloween scavenger hunt and your toddler can color in each thing as they find them.
This free ghost template is one that we’ve used for a lot of activities including using torn paper.
We’ve use this free bat template to make some easy resist art as well as a bat mosaic.
Halloween resist art for kids from Crafts on Sea.
Teach Me Mommy shares how to make a handprint keepsake.
If you haven’t made puffy paint before then now is the time to try it as it’s so much fun! You can check out the instructions with these puffy paint pumpkins from Messy Little Monster.
Paint some simple spider webs and create this handprint spider for a spooky keepsake from Mommy’s Bundle.
For some sensory play with a gorgeous smell why not make some pumpkin play dough following this tutorial from Crystal and Co.
These yarn wrapped pumpkins from Red Ted Art are great for supporting fine motor skills.
Grab the glue and some crepe paper to make this pumpkin collage from Powerful Mothering.
Pumpkin carving can be a bit too much for toddlers and preschoolers so for a fun alternative why not try out these no carve pumpkins from Pink Stripey Socks.
Use stickers and construction paper to make this easy Halloween collage from Artsy Momma.
More Easy Activities for Toddlers
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Or for even more Halloween inspiration check out our round up of 40+ Halloween activities for preschoolers!