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10 fun, educational Halloween activities for kids

A whole curriculum of educational Halloween activities, from science experiments and pumpkin globes to haunted house maths and an ancient Egyptian mummy – welcome to Spooky school!

Here are my top 10 fun, educational Halloween activities – one for each traditional school subject.

10 educational halloween activities

10 fantastic educational Halloween activities for kids

The brilliant Holly at Kids Activities Blog shares this Skeleton learning activity with free printable sheet and tags.

BIOLOGY Skeleton Bones Free Printable Activity Sheet

Carla at Preschool Powol Pockets came up with this sensory ‘bubble science’ with pumpkins.  Learn how bubbles are formed and what makes them pop!

CHEMISTRY bubble science pumpkins

Another great idea from Carla at Preschool Powol Packets: a series of pumpkin experiments (Does a pumpkin sink or float? How about the seeds?  What about if you cut the pumpkin in half?)

PHYSICS pumpkin experiment

Cherise at NEA explains how to make pumpkin globes – what a fun way to learn about the world!

GEOGRAPHY pumpkin globe

5. ART:
Kathy at Art Projects for Kids has lots of amazing Halloween art project ideas, but my favourite is this half spider (free downloadable template on her full post), where kids are encouraged to complete the right half of the picture by copying the left half.  Great for observation and concentration skills!

ART spider half picture

Jesseny at The Empowered Momma has a step-by-step tutorial, showing how to make a moveable mummy (a great prompt to then learn about the ancient Egyptians)!

HISTORY flexible Egyptian mummy

Vanessa at Pre-K Pages has a fantastic tutorial (with free printable) for this Halloween I-spy beginning sounds literacy game.

ENGLISH halloween i-spy literacy activity

This spider web walking game from No Time for Flashcards  is a perfect activity for practising gross motor skills (and is also great fun)!

PE spider web walking

Another genius idea from No Time for Flashcards – a haunted house maths activity (suitable for toddlers up.  See the full post for how to adapt the activity to suit different ages/abilities too.

MATHS haunted house math craft

Now I wouldn’t normally condone faffing about carving kiwis and what-not (see my guest post at Crafts on Sea for some easier day-to-day creative toddler food ideas), but I would make an exception for something like a Halloween party!  Maybe your kids could help to prepare this delicious looking smorgasbord from Another Lunch?

HOME ECONOMICS halloween-lunch-in-muffin-tin

Please do share and link up to your educational Halloween activities for kids in the comments below – I would love to see more!

'10 fun, educational Halloween activities for kids' have 4 comments

  1. October 19, 2013 @ 8:30 am monsteryarns



    • October 20, 2013 @ 10:40 pm Hodge Podge

      Thanks Judit – hope you’ve had a fab weekend! 🙂


  2. October 1, 2015 @ 2:07 pm Fabulous halloween crafts for kids of all ages!

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  3. October 5, 2015 @ 7:24 pm Michelle

    These are great – I love the geography pumpkins! Thanks for sharing on #CraftyOctober xx


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