Halloween is an exciting time for young children and a busy time for preschool teachers and parents. Finding the right Halloween activities for preschoolers is essential; you need activities that are playful and fun, fit the budget, and don’t take too much time to set up or clean up. In this list of Halloween ideas, you will find sensory play, fine motor activities, arts and crafts, gross motor play, science, and even baking! Best of all, these preschool Halloween activities are simple, kid-tested, and approved.
Easy Preschool Halloween Activities
Pumpkin Washing is one of my favorite Halloween activities for preschoolers. It’s so easy, and you can write letters, numbers, scribbles… anything on the pumpkins. The students love this activity.
Mix a little learning about shapes with art while making this easy bat craft with your students.
Puffy Paint Pumpkins are a great sensory activity and craft all in one!
This monster brain is one of many Halloween activities for preschoolers with a sensory element.
I have done this pumpkin printing every fall for well over a decade, and it’s always a fun process art activity that allows children to explore pumpkins and creativity.
Easy Monster Cookies from Red Ted Art are so cute and really a fun process art activity that your students can eat after.
This super simple color sorting tray is a great free choice activity for preschool.
This Pumpkin Squish Bag from Toddler Approved is a great Halloween idea for a science center!
How rad is this masking tape mummy craft? It’s one of the easiest Halloween activities for preschoolers.
Dollar Store Halloween Sensory Bin from Busy Toddler is an excellent example of how to make great sensory activities on a budget.
Ghost Bottle Bowling is a wonderful gross motor Halloween activity for kids.
I LOVE this contact paper ghost activity from Lalymom. I’m going to try it in my class next week!
Preschoolers will adore painting with these rolling eyeballs. You’ll love it because it’s a simple activity for Halloween.
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