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
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.
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
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.
Let’s explore these fun activity ideas for October!
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!
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 Web Cake
Pumpkin Ice Cream
Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars
Monster Cookie Dough Dip
Chocolate Graham Cracker Bats Recipe
Spellbinding Recipes for Witch Party
Spooky Science Experiments
Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas
Story Writing Ideas from Halloween Costumes
Halloween Sticker Story Writing
Halloween Math Games
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.
Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
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
Want a quick craft idea for Halloween? Here are a few that are available on Amazon.
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
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.
https://www.youtube.com/@OyuncuCrazy?sub_confirmation=1 chi's sweet home,chi cat cartoon,chi the cat,chi the cat song,chi cat ...Read more
Starting homeschooling can feel very daunting but I hope tht in this video sharing what we do in our home...Read more
It’s the most wonderful time of year friends! Time for a new cross-stitch pattern release! This year I’m excited to...Read more
Three years ago, I watched my son fall in love for the first time. I could tell something was going...Read more
Introductory video For Free Education Of English language With Tips And Tricks For Grammatical Items and topics of English ...Read more