Halloween is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking about what to do in the classroom. Are you looking for some new fun ideas that the kids will love? Then look no further, this post is packed with 21 ideas to have an awesome Halloween at school this year. This means Halloween treats that you can make in class that the kids will love, Halloween games, activities, crafts and a few fun ideas for no carve pumpkins.
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Let’s start with what will be their favorite part, the treats! Since you can’t do baked goods, I have found some fun and easy ideas with Oreos, candy and frosting that your students can turn into scary bats, creepy eyeballs and witch hats.
CREEPY EYEBALL COOKIES BY | 100 DIRECTIONS
All you need for this one is Oreos, blue and green decorating gel and red gel food coloring. Click the link above for the full recipe.
SCARY BAT TREATS BY | CHELSEA MESSY APRON
All you need for this one is mini Reese’s, Thin Oreo chocolate sandwich cookies, edible eyes and frosting. Find the complete recipe above.
WITCH HAT COOKIES BY | PRINCESS PINKY GIRL
For these sweet treats you will need Oreos, Hershey kisses, Wilton candy melts in yellow and some frosting. For the full instructions check out the link above.
If you are having a Halloween party in your class this year, why not have fun and add one of these Halloween games that the kids will love like pumpkin bowling, bingo with candy corn, Halloween mad and more!
POP GOES THE PUMPKIN | MARTHA STEWART
What I love about this game is it also makes a fun Halloween classroom decoration and the kids will be so excited to play it. You can get creative with what you fill the balloons with. You can do candy, small prizes, confetti or a note with a fun activity for the student that pops the balloon.
You can come up with any way you imagine to play this game. One idea would be to ask the kid’s questions about a topic you are learning in class and the students that answer correctly can pop a balloon. You can keep going until everyone gets to pop one. Another idea is to have this up all month and popping a balloon is a reward for extra special behavior. Let me know if you think of any other fun ideas for this game. For the full instruction of setting up the game click on the Martha Stewart Link above.
HALLOWEEN BINGO BY | ALICE & LOIS
Click the link above to get a printable version of this bingo or create your own. To add a fun twist that will be a hit with the kids have them mark their spot with candy corn or candy pumpkins.
PUMKIN BOWLING BY | ONE SHARP BUNCH
I love this idea because it is fun and oh so cheap, a great combo for teachers. This bowling game is made with two litter bottles, construction paper and a ball. One Sharp Bunch also has more fun game ideas at the link above.
HALLOWEEN MAD LIBS BY |WOO JR
Mad libs are always a fun activity for the kids especially when they get creative. You can download this Halloween Mad Lib sheet plus a bunch more by WOO Jr at the link above.
WHAT’S IN THE BAG OF TRICKS GAME BY | FUN SQUARED
This is a fun idea to add a little gross to your Halloween party, because what kid doesn’t love that? Click the link above for the full instructions of the items you need and printables. You place the items such as grapes, tomatoes and mini marshmallows in each bag. Then the kids have to reach their hand in without looking and match what they feel to the creepy items on the list.
HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT BY | FUN SQUARED
Here is a easy and fun scavenger hunt. Click the link above for the printables. You place the cute Halloween characters around the class or if your brave the school and then you give each child a card. When they mark everything off the card they won.
This is school so I let’s have fun and teach them at the same time. I think you will get their attention if you teach them greater and less than with candy corn, don’t you? Or how about a learning puzzle with pumpkins. Check out these ideas and more below.
Pumpkin MATCH GAME BY | TEACHER MAMA
This is a game that you can make yourself or even have the kids help to make and then they will have fun trying to match the pumpkin faces. For full directions click the link above.
WHERE TO FIND | HALLOWEEN LEARNING ACTIVITY BOOK
This book is packed with Halloween themed learning like the history of Halloween, how pumpkins grow, the lifecycle of spiders the bones in their body and more. You can pick out your favorite Halloween learning activities and copy them for the whole class.
CANDY CORN MATH BY | WE ARE TEACHERS
You are sure to get the kids attention right away when you break out the candy. I love this idea of teaching greater or less than with candy corn. Click on the link and there are more fun math activities with candy corn.
If you are looking for some new activities and crafts for the kids check out these ideas to keep them entertained. These are all easy and fun too and would make a great addition to your Halloween party.
VAMPIRE HANDPRINT BY | CRAFTY MORNING
What a fun idea for a Halloween craft. All you will need is construction paper, googly eyes, washable paint and glue. Click the link above for the full instructions from Crafty Morning.
The next three are kits with all supplies included to make it extra easy on you. Your welcome!
WHERE TO FIND | CREATE A SILLY PUMPKIN KIT
WHERE TO FIND | SILLY MONSTER MAGNET KIT
WHERE TO FIND | PERSONALIZED PUMPKIN KIT
WHERE TO FIND | HALLOWEEN ACTIVITY BOOK
This book has tons of fun activities like dot to dots, mazes and word searches in Halloween themes. You can pick your favorites and photocopy them for the whole class.
What is Halloween without pumpkin decorating? This is a great activity if you are lucky enough to get to take the kids to the pumpkin patch. You can have the kids decorate these pumpkins after the field trip or the next day in class. All of these ideas are easy and of course no carve because I think the school board will frown on giving the kids knives.
CUTE OWL PUMPKINS BY | IHEARTCRAFTYTHINGS
For this one all you need is orange cardstock paper, tissue paper, paint, liquid chalk markers, googly eyes and glue. Check out the link above for the full instructions.
MELTED CRAYON PUMPKIN | DREAM A LITTLE BIGGER
Isn’t this pumpkin gorgeous? Would you believe it was made with crayons melted with a blow dryer? Kids be amazed watching the crayons melt before their eyes. Click the link above to see the full instructions.
WHERE TO FIND | SILLY PUMPKIN DECORATING KIT
Here is a super easy decorating idea that has little mess, and doesn’t take a lot of time, do I have your attention? The kids can use their creativity to choose foam stickers from the kit to decorate the pumpkin to look like a silly person.
WOODLAND CREATURE PUMKINS BY | SIMPLE AS THAT
This craft is super easy and kids love it. All you need is some, paint, glue and art paper and your students can create these cute animal pumpkins.
There you have it, I have shown you 21 ideas to have an epic Halloween in your class this year. Whether you want to do an all-out party or just have a few Halloween activities you are sure to have some new ideas like fun Halloween treats for the kids, the best crafts and activities including learning activities and some creative new ways to decorate a pumpkin without carving. What ideas are you going to try in your class this year?
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