Today is the big day! My four-year old was a little upset she had to go to school today. She thought that we were trick or treating all day! Yesterday, we celebrated Halloween with my daycare kiddos. Take a look at some of the activities we enjoyed. If you haven’t had time to fit in any crafts or activities yet, these were all very simple and you probably already have all supplies needed.
Handprints Pumpkin Craft
These were super simple. All the kids love to do handprints or footprint crafts, and I love to look back at them even a year later to see how much they’ve grown. This one is just a handprint on a paper pumpkin shape. You could write anything on it: My favorite pumpkin, cutest pumpkin in the patch, Our prize pumpkin. These are great with no prep or much clean up. Next year I think we’ll make something similar to give to all the family members we trick or treat at.
We made some super simple spider hats/crowns. You only need to have black paper and a staple for this project. I added some googly eyes for the older kids too. Cut longer, wider stripes of paper to go around their heads and staple to the right size. Then take eight skinny stripes of paper and fold them back and forth in an accordion fold and staple them on. I had the kids glue them in place, and then I went back and stapled them to hold them better. Add some eyes if you choose and you have a crazy Spider crown!
Spooky Lunch Treats
Everyone has to eat so why not make it a fun Halloween themed meal! (This is also great if you’re not feeling so crafty) I just used a cookie cutter to cut the bread, Bologna and cheese slices for the sandwiches. We had some Bugle chips that were a big hit. Who doesn’t stick them on their fingers before you eat them? No holiday party is complete without Jello wigglers. I love these silicon molds for all the holidays! Super easy to use and clean up. For dessert, we had dirt cups complete with worms crawling out!
My 3-year-old refused to eat them, even after I told her it was just pudding and Oreo crumbs, because she doesn’t eat dirt or worms!
Book and a Movie Date
After lunch we read Room on the Broom. This book is such a fun read aloud with the great rhymes and fun pictures. After the story it was nap time, but afterwards we watch the movie Room on the Broom. The kids all loved the movie as much as the book. It follows along exactly to the book’s story line, so they loved that they knew what was going to happen. You can find other suggestions for Halloween books in my previous post. Many of these would match up to other movies too.
All the kiddos wore their costumes and gathered for a group picture and a parade lap around my house. They loved showing off their costumes and acting out the character they were dressed as. My girls were Shimmer, the genie from Shimmer and Shine, and Rapunzel. Miss K demanded I call her Rapunzel as long as she was in costume. It’s always fun to see where their imagination takes them!
I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween! I’m praying for us all tomorrow morning when we have to wake up kids that crashed from a sugar high past their bedtime the night before. –Just remember, you are not alone!