For whatever reason, you might be cooped up at home this Halloween night. Talk about spooky! If you have young kids under 5, this can be especially challenging to find things that are Halloween related, but not too scary! So I’ve got a lot of At Home Halloween Activities For Young Kids to keep them entertained and sleeping through the night!
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Here’s the deal. If you have young kids, you do NOT want to scare the crap out of them because then you face something REALLY spooky. No sleep for the rest of your life! Therefore, I’ve got some great at home Halloween activities for young kids to keep you all sleeping through the night.
At Home Halloween Activities For Young Kids: Make Halloween Inspired Food
Halloween Breakfast Ideas
Firstly, start the morning off right with a spooky Halloween themed breakfast! I found some amazing ideas on Pinterest that you definitely need to try! How cute are all of the below ideas?
Halloween Snack Ideas
Next, keep the Halloween theme running throughout the day with these fun Halloween snack ideas!
At Home Halloween Activities For Young Kids: Play Halloween Inspired Games
If you’re looking for a game or activity for your little on this Halloween day or night, I’ve got some great ideas! Firstly, you can have them help you put together these candy-free Halloween Gifts for their friends! It’s a fun little DIY project for you to do together!
Next, a Halloween Scavenger Hunt is the perfect thing! However, most Halloween Scavenger hunts take place at specific places around your house. For example, “Come over and take a look! You’ll find your next clue where we read books!” In other words, what if you want to do the scavenger hunt outside, in a public park, or at a friends house? Therefore, this Printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt allows you to write in each place you want to hide something so that you can play it anywhere!
Printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Take your kids on an adventure this SPOOKY Halloween with a scavenger hunt! This printable Halloween scavenger hunt is unique because it allows you to pick the places you want to hide the clues! You can do it around the house, in your neighborhood, or at school! Just fill in the blanks of where you want to hide the clues, hide your clues, and you’re ready! (You will receive 2 JPG files. Print on 8.5 x 11 paper, and cut each card.)
In addition to this printable Halloween scavenger hunt, You can get other Halloween items that are Candy-Free here. (Including tags for candy free gifts like bubbles, crazy straws, and booze tags for adults!)
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Additionally, there are so many more fun things on Pinterest for you to do with small kids! I like this “Smell my feet” activity because it also becomes a keepsake!
Next, here’s another great game idea, and not spooky at all! A Free Printable Kids Halloween Matching Game! I will definitely be printing this out this year!
At Home Halloween Activities For Young Kids: Halloween Movies and Books
My 4 year old has been sleeping on the floor of our room for a year now. She starts off in her bed and then inevitably makes her way to our bedroom in the middle of the night when she gets scared. Sure, I could be a super disciplined mom and make her go back to her room. However, I’m just not that mom. But do you think I’m going to show my kid any kind of scary movie or book to prolong this situation? I think NOT. Therefore, I want to give you some Halloween movie and book options, for example, that won’t ruin your privacy for years to come.
My neighbor made the mistake of showing my daughter some werewolf movie that was appropriate for teenagers. She’s 4! Of course she got scared. Here’s some not-so-scary movies you can watch together on Halloween Night.
- Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest: This movie is sweet. There are some scary parts, but it’s suitable for a young child.
- Super Monsters Save Halloween: This is ages 4+. Not too scary!
- Arthur and The Haunted Tree House: Another great option!
- Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie: Who Doesn’t Love Pooh Bear?
And here’s some more great ideas I found for Halloween movies for young kids on Pinterest!
Additionally, I love reading books with my daughter! And getting some fresh books for each holiday helps break up the monotony of the books we read over and over again! Amiright? We personally love the Llama Llama books, for example. I have included that, and a few other Halloween book ideas for you to enjoy together this Halloween!
Here’s even more Halloween themed books that I found on Pinterest!
Lastly, thank you so much for taking the time to read about At Home Halloween Activities For Young Kids! I hope this gives you some ideas about what to do this Halloween Night with the kiddos! I love to help you celebrate life through party decorations and positivity! But above all, I’d love to connect with you. Reach out to me on Instagram and let’s chat. You can also get started on celebrating your life with your FREE gratitude journal printable or by subscribing to my podcast, The Celebration Effect Podcast! I can’t wait to connect with you more.