halloween party ideas for kids & classrooms
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From crafts and snacks to games and decorations, our guide has everything you need to create a
hauntingly good time!
Fall celebrations are some of the best of the year.
FamilyFun makes planning easy and stress-free.
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Room-Parent Party Checklist
Ask the teacher for the class party start and end times
Check guidelines on theme: Halloween vs. Fall
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Decorating and setup Snacks and beverages
Crafts, games, and activities Alert snack parents about food allergies Keep decorations simplethink paper
tablecloths and balloons Don't forget cleanup supplies (trash bags, paper towels, etc.)
Use a kid's wagon to carry supplies through campus
Remind parents to set phones to silent Ask a parent to take pictures
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Crafts Paint Pumpkins
Decorate Pumpkin Cookies
Snacks Pumpkin Carrot Dippers
Pumpkin-Shaped Finger Sammies
Stories The Biggest Pumpkin Surprise Ever,
by Steven Kroll It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse!
by Laura Numeroff Games
Pumpkin Ring Toss Pumpkin Dress-Up Pin the Nose on the
Throw a Pumpkin Party!
Craft: Paper Pumpkin Sculptures
These simple pumpkins inspired by paper-chain dolls let kids
create a string of festive faces. For the small trio shown here,
download our template at familyfunmag.com/printables
(scroll to October 2013). Accordion-fold an 18-inch by
5-inch piece of orange paper (tape two pieces together, if
needed) into six 3-inch sections. Using the template, cut out the
shape. For symmetrical features, cut them from a sheet of black
paper folded in half. Attach them with a glue stick.
Crafts Decorate Faux Leaves Make Tabletop Trees
Snacks Owl Cookies Apple Pops
Books Arthur Jumps Into Fall,
by Marc Tolon Brown Why Do Leaves Change Color,
by Betsy Maestro
Games Pin the Apple on the Tree
Have a Fall Ball!Laura Johansen
Craft: Owl Mania!
Whooos the cutest fall decoration around? These winged creatures! More sweet
than scary, they make a great tabletop centerpiece when perched on a
branch. To assemble one, trim an inch from one end of a bathroom-tissue tube, fold
in the top, and secure it with tape. Cut a cupcake liner into quarters, then trim
away the flat sections, leaving just the ruffles. Use tacky glue to secure
overlapping ruffled pieces to the tube. Cut eyes and a beak from card stock. (For the snowy owl, cut circles from a cupcake liner to back the eyes.) Add pupils and dots with
marker. Glue the eyes and beak to the tube. For ruffled wings, cut sections
from a liner and glue them to the back of the tube. For smooth wings, attach a
curved half-circle of card stock instead.
Crafts Make Monster Wreaths Create Clothespin Bats
Snacks Paranormal Pretzels
Bagels of Doom
Stories Go Away, Big Green Monster,
by Ed Emberley Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli,
by Barbara Jean Hicks
Games Beanbag Monster Toss
Pin the Eye on the Monster
Snack: Deep Space Cupcakes
When these aliens invade the classroom, the little earthlings
will cheer! To make them, prepare a batch of cupcakes. Tint prepared white icing with
green food coloring, then frost the cupcakes, creating a
pointy chin as you spread. Roll each one in green sugar
sprinkles. Add white Good & Plenty candies for the eyes.
Go for Ghosts!
Crafts Make Ghostly Cups
Create Spinning Spirits
Snacks Strawberry Yogurt Ghosts
Stories Ten Timid Ghosts,
by Jennifer OConnell Ghosts in the House,
by Kazuno Kohara
Games Ghost Bowling
Pin the Boo on the Ghost
Snack: Bags o' Boo
Treat hungry souls to some ghostly goodie bags. With black
permanent marker, draw faces on clear cone-shaped treat
bags (available at craft stores). Fill them with a mix of popcorn,
mini marshmallows, and yogurt-covered raisins.
Tie with a ribbon.
Crafts Cotton-Swab Skeletons
Snacks Frankenstein Pudding Cups
Stories The Night Before Halloween,
by Natasha Wing Curious George Haunted Halloween,
by H. A. Rey
Games Halloween Can Knockdown
Halloween Word SearchHost an All Hallows Haunt!
Craft: Wonder Webs
Oh, what a web we weave when making these for Halloween! Glue together three craft sticks in the
form of an asterisk (if you have time, paint them silver before the
party!). Tie one end of a length of yarn (about 2 yards per web) to the center of the sticks. Wrap it around the center, then weave
around the spokes. Tie off the yarn and add a plastic spider.
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