Here are some not-so-scary ghost activities to do with your children this Halloween!
Slimer (Ghostbusters) Craft
- Green Construction Paper
- Monster Funny Faces Stickers
- Use scissors to cut out a monster body shape as shown with green construction paper.
- Use scissors to cut out four strips of green construction paper for the arms and legs.
- Glue the arms to the back of the body.
- Glue the legs to the back of the body.
- Fold the arms in and out (like a harmonica).
- Fold the legs in and out (like a harmonica).
- Choose which monster funny faces stickers you want for your monster and apply them to the body.
Create A Haunting Scene
- Print out or have your child draw a picture of a room.
- Have your child use Halloween gel clings to decorate the picture of the room to turn it into a haunting scene.
- Afterwards, let your child decorate the windows with the gel clings for a great Halloween decoration! This activity is great for fine motor skills!
Crete A Haunted House Obstacle Course
- Help turn a room in your house into a haunted house obstacle course! Get creative and let your child participate in the construction of it! Tunnel Toy Tents are a must and Halloween Placemats make great kid-friendly haunted house decorations. For added ghostly fun, play the song, “Grim Grinning Ghosts” (from Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion) while your child goes through the haunted house. This activity is great for gross motor skills!
Feeling Scared Storytime
- Use a friendly looking ghost puppet or ghost stuffed animal to help you read the book, Feeling Scared, by Helen Frost to your child. The short book covers the topics: Feeling Scared, What Makes You Scared, and Dealing With Fear. Talk with your child afterwards about what makes each of you feel scared and what you do to make you feel better.
B is for “Boo” Snack
What You Need:
- 1 Banana
- 3 Chocolate Chips
- Handful of Cheerios
- Use a knife to slice one end of a banana.
- Place three chocolate chips into the banana to make a “ghost” face.
- Arrange a handful of Cheerios to form the letter B next to the “ghost.”
For more ghostly meals and treats, please see Halloween Tasty Treats!