October is a long month, but with all the awesome Halloween activities for preschoolers, it flies by! The Halloween activities on this list aren’t just cute activities; they are the ones that over many years of teaching preschool work perfectly in a classroom not just at a kitchen table one on one with a parent. Many of these activities are cute and more product-focused than I would normally use in my classroom but holidays are the exception, kids love creating things that help decorate their classroom space for the special day. It’s not all crafts on this list of Halloween activities for preschoolers, there is also sensory, fine motor, and even gross motor activities too.
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Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers
Paper Roll Frankenstein Kids love this craft and I love the scissor skills it used to make the hair!
This is all about the process, and kids think it’s hilarious that there are eyeballs rolling all over the place!
I made this Halloween ghost with preschoolers, elementary ages kiddos, and even middle schoolers. They all loved it.
Puffy Paint Ghosts
These ghosts are great because kids dive into the sensory experience while creating a ghost!
Tape Mummy Craft
This masking tape mummy craft focuses on fine motor development too.
Halloween Sensory Play For Preschoolers
Make some MONSTER STEW! This slime activity is so much fun!
Or challenge your students to pick up squishy skeletons (find them at Walmart) with tongs in a Halloween Sensory Bin!
Melt a Monster Brain at free choice – my students love working together to melt ice!
Make slime monsters!
Halloween Fine Motor Activities For Preschoolers
These Pin & Pound Pumpkins work on fine motor as well as hand-eye coordination.
Or if you want to use the real thing try it with golf tees! I have more ideas for real pumpkins here.
These Halloween themed Lego challenges are perfect for free choice!
Halloween Gross Motor Activities For Preschoolers
Web walking was a hit just yesterday in my class. Here is one way you can do it.
And this way incorporates more literacy!
This bowling activity has never let me down; preschoolers LOVE it.
Halloween Math For Preschoolers
This roll and cover game is as simple as it gets but the Halloween erasers make it totally rad for kids!
Personally, I LOVE candy corn but I know many people who think it’s good for nothing! Not true, it’s great for this Halloween math game!
I love these little Frankensteins and so will your students, the best part is this Halloween math activity takes no time to set up!
Yes! These estimation jars are perfect for your math center at Halloween! Students LOVE it, and it’s a fun way of working the theme in at the same time as learning.
I have so many other great Halloween crafts and activities, but I felt these on this list are the ones that you MUST do and that work best with preschoolers attention span, skill set, and interest!