1. Pumpkin picking
Why not turn picking your pumpkin into a day out? Lots of farms in many parts of the UK now have pumpkin fields, which makes for a fun day out with the family. Buy entry tickets to the farm you would like to visit and spend the day eating spooky treats, picking an array of pumpkins to take home, and taking part in the Halloween themed activities they have to offer.
2. Paper plate spiders
Paint two paper plates in the colour of your choice, once dry you’ll need to stick these together – you can do this using glue or another method if that’s easier for you.
Next on to designing your spider using pipe cleaners in the colour or colours of your choice. Simply stick these to your plate. Spiders may have 8 legs, but your spooky spider can have as many or as little as you want. After you can bend these to create weird and wonderful spiders’ legs!
To make your spider extra spooky add googly eyes or if you want to be creative, why not draw on your own spooky eyes and face.
3. Pumpkin carving
Grab a pumpkin carving kit from your local pumpkin patch and find your perfect design. Why not try a character from your favourite Halloween book or movie?
Top tip – If you have younger children, why not get them to paint a face on their pumpkin?
4. Spooky monster biscuits
Do you have a favourite monster? Create them on your biscuit, use all your creativity to design the spookiest biscuit monster in the house!
Here are KiddyKare’s topping ideas:
- Melted Chocolate
- Icing Sugar
- Coloured sprinkles
- Edible eyes
- Jelly sweets
- Jelly worms
5. Spooky stories
To wrap up your activities why not read your favourite Halloween stories. To help get you started here are a few KiddyKare’s recommendations for you to try.
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Halloween Trick or Treat by Eric Carle
- Little Monsters by David Walliams
- Peppa’s Pumpkin Party by Peppa pig
- Five Little Pumpkins by Ben Mantle
- Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
Author: Jodi Walden