What Halloween activity supplies do I need? Inside this post you'll find Halloween activity, art, and baking supplies that will help you have fun with toddlers and preschoolers all October long!
Halloween is such a great theme to embed into your activities, art, and baking time during the month of October. There are so many super simple activities that you can do with just a few materials.
I've compiled our "must have" materials for the Halloween season in this post along with activities to go along with them. These are activities that we have been repeating year after year for awhile because kids love them so much.
Halloween Activity Supplies
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These Halloween supplies & activities encourage kids to explore science concepts and their five senses.
- Mini mallets
- Golf tees
- Vinyl rain gutter (Home Depot or local hardware store)
- Baby pool (Target)
- Mini Plastic pumpkins with handle
- Kinetic Sand (Make sure you get BEACH sand)
- Craft trays
- Halloween cookie cutters (pumpkin, ghost, etc)
- Ping Pong ball eyeballs
- Baking soda (Buy in bulk at Costco)
- Vinegar (Buy in bulk at Costco)
- Jumbo droppers (or turkey basters work great)
- Squeeze bottles (or peri bottles work well too)
- Sensory bin
- Plastic spiders
- Mini/Small/Medium Pumpkins (real ones- variety of colors!)
- Ice cube tray
Easy Halloween Activities
Here are eight quick to set up activities that toddlers, preschoolers, and older will enjoy, using the materials in the list above.
- Pumpkins & Golf Tees
2. Pumpkin roll (or eyeball roll)
4. Halloween kinetic sand sensory bin
Halloween Art Supplies
There are so many cool art activities you can try at Halloween. I prefer art ideas that are open-ended, simple to set up, and allow for a lot of creativity! These four Halloween art activities paired with the supply list below are fabulous.
- Construction paper (black, orange, purple, green, white)
- Halloween stickers
- Roll of paper
- Painters tape
- Washable markers
- Googly eye stickers
- Washable paint
- Paint cups
- Craft trays
- Brown paper lunch bags
- 6-cup Muffin tins (Dollar Store)
- Scissors for kids
Easy Halloween Art Activities
Grab the supplies listed above and you're ready to try these simple Halloween art activities.
4. Paint the Pumpkins
Halloween Baking Supplies
Baking is a great way to connect with your kids. It also allows you to explore measuring and math concepts. Here are the baking supplies I keep on hand along with the Halloween baking activities we love.
- Candy googly eyes
- Kid safe knife
- Food coloring
- Brownie mix (and supplies)
- Baking tray
- White cookie frosting
- Candy corn
- Candy pumpkins/Autumn Mix
- Halloween sprinkles
- Halloween M&Ms
- Popsicle sticks
- Chocolate chips
- Can of Pumpkin
- Spice cake mix
Easy Halloween Baking Ideas
These four Halloween baking activities are so yummy and kids love them! Have you tried any of them before? If not, try one!
2. Brownie Monsters
Halloween Books for Kids
Halloween picture books are one of the most important tools to use with toddlers and preschoolers. They are so helpful as you introduce a new activity, build vocabulary, and explore a new theme.