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31 Days of Spooktacular October Actions for Youngsters

September 21, 2023
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Let’s kick off October with 31 days of October Activities for Kids! These kid-friendly spooktacular activities bring Halloween fun with pumpkins, spiders, bats, witches, and even a ghost or two.

Are you ready to countdown to Halloween together?

October Activities for Kids

October Activities for Kids

A little confession, October is one of my favorite months as a parent. It might be because it’s my birthday month but honestly, it’s just a super fun month for hands-on fun with kids as a parent or teacher.

If you’re looking for a few quick ideas for October these are my favorite posts about Halloween.

You can throw together a quick Halloween Party or playdate with friends using these ideas. Plus they are great Halloween Ideas for a Class Party.

In this guide you’ll find a collection of kid activities that are perfect for October. I’ve included them all linked below for you to explore. You can also print out our October Calendar to have it all planned for you.

There are many holidays that are celebrated in October. Here are a few October themes to consider using with creating activities for your child this month.

October Themes for Kids

Need the specific dates? Use this guide on October Holidays and Observances.

I’ve created a free October calendar for you to use with your child. It’s packed full of 31 days of activities for hours of spooktacular fun and sneaking in a little learning too. DOWNLOAD & PRINT NOW

October Calendar for Kids

These ideas are perfect for after school activities or if you’re doing preschool at home.

This free calendar is part of our monthly activity calendar series, click here to learn more.

Halloween Activities for Kids

Let’s explore these fun activity ideas for October!

Pumpkin Activities

When we think of October, pumpkins are one of the first things that come to mind. They come in all shapes and sizes and make the perfect learning opportunities. Start off your pumpkin fun by watching on of our Pumpkin Patch Virtual Field Trips or head to your own local pumpkin patch.

Five Little Pumpkins STEM Activity

Pumpkin Patch Virtual Field Trips

Stacking Pumpkins STEM Activity

Storybook Pumpkin Ideas for Decorating

Pumpkin Pattern Path Math Game

Pumpkin Sight Word Game

Get started with this ultimate list of Pumpkin Books for Kids!

Monster Activities

Add a little spook to your October with these “not so scary” monster activities that encourage creativity and a little bit of learning too.

Monster Lab Halloween Science

20+ Monster Activities for Kids

Monster Themed Party Games

Monster Multiplication Game

Sidewalk Chalk Monster Mash Game

Monster ABC Craft

The Ultimate List of Monster Books for Kids

Bat Activities

It’s the perfect time of year to learn about bats with your child. Grab a few bat books from the library and use these bat activities for some Halloween themed fun.

Bat Themed Sight Word Sensory Jar

Flying Bats STEM Activity

Chocolate Graham Cracker Bats Recipe

Spider Activities

Spider webs are everywhere with Halloween decorations, add to this fun by using a few fun spider activities with your child.

Spider Themed Party Games

Spider Web Sensory Bottle

DIY Spider Web T-Shirt

DIY Motion Sensory Spider

Spider Math Activity

Spider Meatball Recipe for Kids

Spider Writing Prompts

Witch Activities

We’re pretty excited that the new Hocus Pocus Movie is coming out this year. Here are some fun witch themed activities to add to the excitement.

Witch Themed Alphabet Game

Witch Themed Party Ideas for Kids

Witch Themed Party Games

The Best Witched Themed Books for Kids

Ghost Activities

It’s not Halloween unless you have a little fun with ghosts. Here are a few kid friendly ghost themed activities to add a little spook to your October.

Ghost Themed Sight Word Game

Ghost Themed Games for Kids

Ghostly Structures: Halloween STEM

Ghostly Stories with Halloween Stickers Writing

Scarecrow Activities

One of my favorite Halloween books is The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything which just so happens to have a surprise scarecrow at the end. These activities are great to tie in with all the scarecrow decorations we see during October.

Scarecrow Shapes Craft

Scarecrow Activities for Kids

Syllable Counting Muffin Tin Game

Kid Friendly October Recipes

Head to the kitchen for some pumpkin fun this month. These kid friendly recipes are perfect for the kids to make.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Brownies

Salted Carmel Pumpkin Muffins

Spider Meatballs

Spider Web Cake

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Monster Cookie Dough Dip

Chocolate Graham Cracker Bats Recipe

Spellbinding Recipes for Witch Party

Halloween Activities for Kids

Spooky Science Experiments

Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

Story Writing Ideas from Halloween Costumes

Halloween Sticker Story Writing

Halloween Math Games

Halloween Books for Kids

Grab a book for October with these fun children’s books and tie them into one of featured activities for this month. There are so many cute books for Halloween! Here’s a few of my favorite.

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Little Blue Truck’s Halloween by Alice Schertle

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills

Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything by Linda Williams

Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler

Gustavo, the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago

Halloween Craft Kits for Kids

Want a quick craft idea for Halloween? Here are a few that are available on Amazon.

October Activity Calendar

Here’s a special October activity calendar just for you! I’ve organized all of these activities and themes for a spooktacular month with your child. 31 days of ideas! DOWNLOAD & PRINT NOW

October Activity Calendar for Kids

Things to Do in October with Kids

There are so many ideas for what to do with your child this October. We hope you’ve found these helpful as you plan out your month ahead.

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