Its about that time again: trick or treaters, pumpkins, candy, HALLOWEEN! Having a little one makes halloween so much sweeter. Our little candy corn witch had a blast doing all the pumpkin activities to go along with Halloween Jack. She loves the book and the wiggley eyes. Its the perfect addition for the holiday.
What You'll Need:
- A Pumpkin (we found ours at the pumpkin patch)
- Washable Paint
- Pretzel Sticks
- Candy Eyes
- Peanut Butter
- Ingredients for Pumpkin Play Dough (flour, salt, cream of tartar, vegetable oil, pumpkin pie spice)
- Paper Plates
- Orange, Brown, and Green Construction Paper
- Corn Kernels
- Baby Pumpkins, Dollar Store Halloween Toys
Activity #1- Pumpkin Painting
This is a perfect alternative to doing the traditional pumpkin carving. Lydia is way to little to use a knife to carve, so instead we used masking tape to make a face on one and her name on the other. Then I just let her go to town painting. She had it EVERYWHERE. Between toes, behind her ear, and of course all over the pumpkins. She had a ball and they turned out awesome.
Activity #2- Oreo Spiders
Looking for an easy Halloween treat? These were so so easy to make. I just used pretzel sticks broken in half and these candy eyes. Just pull apart the Oreos and use the cream as glue for the legs. Then I just used peanut butter to put on the eyes. And there you have it, spiders for dessert.
Activity #3- Pumpkin Playdough
We are just getting into playdough at our house. I love that I can make it at home and know there is no harm in her eating a little. Its very salty so believe me, she didn't want to eat much but everything goes in her mouth at some point. We just added some orange food coloring to go along with the pumpkin theme.
Activity #4- Handprint Pumpkins
How fun are these pumpkins. They were super easy to make too! We just took some cheap white paper plates and strips of orange construction paper to make the pumpkin, brown paper for the stem, and the cutest little hand print from my favorite lady for the leaf. We made multiple and it became this fun garland.
Activity #5- Halloween Sensory Bin
I love when we find an activity that Lydi can play with over and over again. We just used corn kernels as the base and added mini-pumpkins and dollar store Halloween toys to make it a fun sensory bin. She loved it and even when she is inside the corn kernels are easier to clean up then sand.