These Halloween activities for preschoolers and kindergartners are so fun and easy! Even better, they are low-cost and budget-friendly! Halloween can be such a fun and novel holiday for young children. It certainly doesn’t have to be scary or frightening. Instead, it can be a little creepy, crawly, and filled with hands-on learning and play!
Enjoy Halloween Activities For Preschool & Kindergarten
Combine playtime and learning with our fun Halloween theme activities and free Halloween printables that encourage creation, exploration, discovery, and curiosity! Kids love anything with a theme, and holiday themes make learning new ideas and reviewing old ideas fresh and exciting each time.
Halloween activities don’t have to be hard to set up or expensive. I love the dollar store for seasonal items. You’ll find all sorts of things to mix into bubbling brews, add to sensory bins, freeze in ice, mix into oobleck or slime, and more!
Below, you will find easy Halloween science experiments, Halloween slime recipes, Halloween sensory play, Halloween games, Halloween printables, Halloween art projects and crafts, and more.
I love sensory play for my preschooler; he loves all the hands-on fun! Read about why sensory play is so important and the many benefits in our Ultimate Sensory Play Resource Guide!
Tip: When the holiday is done, I store items in a zip lock bag and place them in a plastic bin for next year!
Save this guide for a few fun ideas to do this Halloween.
Preschool Halloween Activities
Click on the links below to take you to the set up details and play ideas for each Halloween activity.
Frozen Frankenstein Brain
These fun molds are a great way to explore a little science and a little sensory play with a fun theme like melting Frankenstein’s brain! Perfect for the mad junior scientist! We also made a zombie brains slime in the same mold!
Enjoy a classic baking soda and vinegar chemical reaction inside a ghostly white pumpkin. This one can get a little messy so make sure to have a large tray on hand to contain it all.
A simple Halloween sensory bin is great for hands-on math learning, and makes a fun preschool Halloween activity. Halloween sensory bins are a visual and tactile treat for the senses.
Mix up fizzy, bubbly brew in a cauldron fit for any little wizard or witch this Halloween season. Simple household ingredients, baking soda and vinegar, create a cool Halloween theme chemical reaction that is just as much fun to play with as it is to learn from!
Kids love blowing bubbles! Not only can you make these fun ghost bubbles but learn how to play with bouncing bubbles and other neat tricks with our easy homemade bubble recipe!
Edible Ghostly Peeps slime is an awesome Halloween activity to do with preschoolers since it combines science and sensory play into one cool activity. Everyone will enjoy the experience!
HALLOWEEN SLIME IDEAS
Quick and easy, our homemade slime recipes are always a hit. Halloween is the perfect time for a slime activity.
This super simple slime recipe is easy to make with only two ingredients!
This bubbling slime recipe has one unique ingredient, which makes for a cool slime sensory activity!
Oobleck is a classic sensory activity that is easy to turn into Halloween science with a few creepy crawly spiders and a favorite theme color!
Set up a fun spider ice melt science activity for an easy spider theme. How will you melt the ice to get to the spiders inside?
Calming glitter jars take very little time to make but offer numerous, lasting benefits for your kids. These sensory jars make a great calm down tool with their mesmerizing Halloween theme sparkle!
These Halloween calm down balls or sensory balloons are awesome for young kids. Fill some Halloween theme balloons with different textured fillings. Easy to make, and even more fun to play with!
Skeleton Playdough Mat
Make this adorably spooky Black Cat Paper Plate craft with kids this Halloween! This project only uses a few supplies you likely have on hand and is a great fine motor preschool Halloween activity!
Make a Halloween craft that’s just as unique as your kids are with this Witch’s handprint craft! We love Halloween handprint crafts, and this one is so much fun!
Add this free, fun witch activity pack to our witch’s broom craft or our bubbling brew science activity!
What will your Jack O’ Lantern look like when you play this simple and fun Halloween math game? Build a funny face on your pumpkin and practice counting and number recognition with this easy to use Math game for preschoolers. Comes with free printable!
Here is an easy pumpkin sensory bin idea you will want to set up this fall! This preschool sensory bin is easy to make, and great for fine motor practice, counting, and more!
Make a pumpkin sensory bag for Halloween. After carving out a Jack O’Lantern, it is a great way to explore the insides of the pumpkin.
Why not dry the seeds from your pumpkin, and use them for fun math activities!
Turn an ice melting activity into a creepy fun Halloween melting ice experiment this month! Super simple and super easy, this frozen hands activity is sure to be a big hit with kiddos of all ages!
Get the kids to make Halloween soap with this easy homemade soap recipe. Just a little bit spooky and heaps of fun!
Kids will have creepy clean fun with these scented googly eyed Halloween Bath Bombs. They are just as fun for kids to make as they are fun to use in the bath!
Whether your monster is friendly or scary, these Halloween monster drawing printables make drawing a monster easy. Fun Halloween drawing activity for kids!
Make quick and cute, not to spooky, Halloween handprint and footprint art with these free printable templates. Of course, you can use your own kiddos hands and feet, but you can use these as a guide for colors and ideas!
Younger board game enthusiasts will enjoy this simple-to-play, printable Halloween board game featuring a fun trick-or-treat theme. Our printable board games are a fantastic way to introduce simple game play with many fantastic benefits.
Use a marble as a paintbrush with this fun process art painting activity for Halloween.
This adorable paper bowl bat craft is the perfect not-so-spooky project to do with kids! You only need a few supplies to make it, and even the youngest of students can make it with a little support!
Add this fun and free printable bat activity pack to our bat crafts and painting projects!
Make Halloween fun with this easy popsicle stick spider craft for preschoolers. It’s a simple craft that can be done at home or in the classroom and kids love making them. These are the perfect size for little hands too!
Here is another fun Halloween spider craft, and Halloween activity that kids of all ages could make and do with simple popsicle sticks.
Halloween search and find comes in 3 difficulty levels perfect for several ages or abilities to work on together. Seek, find, and count puzzles are always a big hit around here and so easy to make for any holiday or season.
This adorable Toilet Paper Roll Ghost craft is such an easy project for little ones to make this Halloween! It only uses a few simple supplies and makes an awesome Halloween preschool activity!
More Fun Halloween Activities
Preschool Pumpkin Activities Pack
Want to set up an entire center with a pumpkin theme? I’ve got you covered with our newest Pumpkin Theme Pack. Get ready to explore this year with our growing Preschool STEM Bundle!
There are 6 fun preschool themes to get you started. This is an ” I can explore” series!
Each unit contains approximately 15 activities, with instructions and templates as needed. Hands-on activities are provided to keep it fun and exciting. This includes sensory bins, experiments, games, and more! Easy supplies keep it low cost, and book suggestions add to the learning time.
Or grab the Pumpkin Preschool Pack on its own!