Halloween is almost here! Check out these great ideas to celebrate the holiday with your kids.
Ghost Footprints and Spider Handprint: To make the ghosts, use white paint on your child’s feet with little black dots for the eyes and mouth. For the spiders, paint your child’s palm and 4 fingers (not thumb) black. Press both hands down one at a time but overlap the palms.
Apple Pumpkin Stamping: Cut an apple in half, dip it in orange paint and press onto paper. After the paint dries, add googly eyes and cut paper or felt for the nose and mouth shapes.
Mini Pumpkin Hunt: You can play this game just like an Easter egg hunt but with mini-pumpkins. The small pumpkins are great to hide inside or outside of the house. At the end of the ‘hunt’, the kids could exchange the pumpkins for small prizes or candy or have fun decorating.
Pin the Nose on a Jack-o-Lantern: Make a huge jack-o-lantern picture, but leave off the nose. Cut out a nose for each child, add adhesive, blindfold the child, and see how close he or she can pin the nose to the proper spot.
Pumpkin Bowling: Arrange a set of soft bowling pins or two-liter bottles. Instead of a ball, use small pumpkins to roll at the pins.
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate;
The first one said, "Oh my it's getting late."
The second one said, "There are witches in the air."
The third one said, "But we don't care."
The fourth one said, "Let's run and run and run."
The fifth one said, "I'm ready for some fun!"
"Wooooooo" went the wind,
And OUT went the lights.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
Hot Dog Mummies: These are similar to Pigs in a Blanket except the dough is cut differently. All you need is a package of hot dogs and Pillsbury seamless dough. Cut the dough in narrow strips and wrap similar to how a mummy would be wrapped and bake.
Pumpkin Veggie Tray: Instead of the normal veggie tray, arrange your tray to look like a pumpkin using mostly baby carrots. Put dip in small containers shaped in circles, squares, or triangles for the eyes and nose, use cucumber slices to form a mouth, and broccoli for the stem.
Devil Eggs: Follow any recipe you prefer to make deviled eggs. Transform them into little devils by adding red pepper cut in small triangles for the horns and chin and little dots of black icing for the eyes and nose.
Halloween Pudding Cups: Make vanilla pudding and add green food coloring. Draw silly monster faces on the outside of clear plastic cups with a black sharpie and chill the pudding inside. Add crushed Oreo cookies to the top.