Preschool Halloween Theme
Arts & Crafts
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Buy a bunch of plastic gloves (you can get them at the dollar store) with no powder on them. Pop mounds of popcorn. Have Kids fill gloves with Popcorn. Tie off the end with string or twist tie. Draw a ghost face on the palm part of the glove. They are ghosts!
Take an empty, clear 20oz bottle add orange colored water or you can have children add some red and yellow food coloring if you want to demonstrate how the color orange is made, add some Halloween confetti (bats, moons, witches, ghosts), glitter - hot glue or tape on the lid.
~Submitted by Judie in FL
Use Halloween sponges or cookie cutters and let children stamp them onto
Trick or Treat Bag
Make a Halloween trick or treat bag by using lunch sacks and decorate with
halloween stickers, cut out ghosts, pumpkins, bats, etc. Tape or staple a
piece of yarn for a handle at the top of the bag.
~Submitted by Susan
This is a cute Halloween craft we have done. Cover the carton in yellow construction paper then cover in black construction paper Cut out window flaps and door flaps and have the children use Halloween stickers under the flaps for a haunted house.
~Submitted by Diane
Cute Halloween Craft Idea
Cut a landscaping timber into 6" sections.let the kids paint them orange. With adult supervision, pound a small twig & 1 silk leaf into the top of the timber. Then let the kids paint faces on their 'pumpkins".
~Submitted by Debb
I am a Daycare Provider and have been for some 5 yrs now. This is a craft we do every Halloween. Take adult size rubber gloves, as doctors use. Then pop some popcorn. You will also need caramel corn candy, and some plastic Halloween kids ring. Have the kids put caramel corn candy in the fingertips of all the fingers, then have the kids stuff the hands with popcorn. Make sure you do this at snack time! HAHA! They like to eat half of it! Then when you are done stuffing it full, put Halloween rings on the fingers. Take some black string and tie the gloves shut.
Make sure you have enough string left over to hang the scary hands from the ceiling! The kids love to do this craft!
~Submitted by Janel in Montana
My name is Guyla & I have been a daycare provider for almost 6 years. I have just moved to a different house with my dh, ds & dd. I am still trying to get organized but felt the need to start decorating for Halloween today. I am in the planning stages for my Oct. calendar for crafts. I have mostly 2-year-olds so I'm always in search of easy craft ideas. If any of you have 20 oz plastic pop bottles you can paint them orange
then use a black marker and make pumpkins or black with white eyes and add construction paper for wings. We will then hang them from the ceiling.
A Treat for a Trick (Trick or Treat Game)
Make up a bag of candy or small treats. Make up another bag (or box) of 'tricks.' The tricks will be written on small pieces of paper, folded in half. On each paper write a trick that the child has to perform in order to get a piece of candy. (You can alternately have a booby prize too...maybe
spider rings or something for kids that don't want to perform the trick or are too shy) On the papers write things like: Count to 10 while holding your tongue, Sing the alphabet, while hopping on one foot, Sing the Barney song, while spinning around, Hop on one foot and pat your head 10 times, Say Happy Halloween with a marshmallow in your mouth, Make your scariest face, Screech like a witch, Walk like a zombie.
Any kind of silly thing or you can make it educational....like times tables, Naming state capitals, presidents, whatever.
Catch the Spider
Make "spiders" from marshmallows and black licorice strings. Thread a string through it. Hang it from a stick. An adult holds the stick and swings it back and forth. Kids try to catch the "spider" with their mouth. Hands behind their
Search For Pirates' Treasure Chest
The player searches for treasure by completing an obstacle course. Examples for the course walk plank on balance beams, climb steps, wiggle through chairs, and crawl through a tunnel made by covering a table with a sheet.
~Submitted by Barb in Texas
Rat In His Hole
Player stands beside quart jar and drops clothespins or rubber rats (found at pet stores) into a jar.
~Submitted by Barb in Texas
Print out paper size pictures related to your party theme. Laminate or contact for durability. Make a small notecard size copy of each picture. Tape the large pics to the floor in a circle. Add music and a bucket to draw the smaller pics out of and you have a cake-walk-type-game. We used goodie bags for one year and then just trinkets the following year. Kids LOVE this game.
~Submitted by Betheny
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