When I was teaching school, I had great classroom parents in charge of organizing our class’s holiday parties. Now as a parent, I’m on the other end trying to get ideas for the upcoming class party. Here’s some ideas I’ve gathered that can be done for your child’s Halloween Class Party. Note: most ideas can be adjusted for any grade.
Setting up stations is a must for any classroom party. If you have stations, you can come up with 4-5 different activities and rotate the kids through to each. This way, each parent and activity only have 5-6 kids at a time. This helps to ease the crazy excitement the kids are feeling with Halloween and treats. I’ve listed several ideas for your Halloween stations including games, crafts, treats and stories to read!
Crafts to Create:
- Spider Lacing Cards: Cut out a large paper circle or you could use a paper plate. Have the children punch holes around the edge of the paper and thread yarn through each of the holes for a spider’s web. Give each of the kids a plastic spider ring to add to the web!
- Thumbprint Pumpkin Cards: Using stamp ink and the kids’ thumbs, have the group make these fun and festive cards. This is a great activity for a small group station!
- Halloween Printables: Here are a few fun Halloween coloring pages or paper finger puppets to print out.
- Halloween Party Masks: Set out all sorts of fun crafty embellishments for the kids to make and craft their own party mask to wear. Feathers, beads, or even googly eyes!
- Pipe Cleaner Yarn Spiders: Gather pipe cleaners and yarn, and 2 googly eyes to wrap, bend, and glue together this cute little spider. Once these spiders are made, you could use them to hide around the classroom for a fun hide & seek game.
- Paper Bag Puppets: How fun and festive are these puppets? You can make these for the kids to create a little puppet show for the class!
Games and Activities:
- Monster Flip Book: Each child in the group could create their own monster. Put them all together and create a group flip book. This would be fun to keep in the classroom for the kids to look at and enjoy!
- Get Mummified: Using toilet paper, wrap the kids up like a mummy. You could have 2 toilet paper rolls and have a contest to see who can wrap from head to toe the fastest.
- Kid-Sized Spider Web: This giant web would be a great activity for a classroom setting. Just clear out some space and use the classroom chairs.
- Monster House Memory Game: Kids love the game of memory, so create a big giant one with a poster board haunted house and some cute monsters!
- Mix and Match Pumpkin Faces: have the children make different shapes for the Jack-o-Lantern face and with velcro, they can play a “pin on the pumpkin” type game!
Treats to Make:
- Candy Haunted Houses: I’ve had a parent do candy houses with my class, but each graham cracker house was hot glued together prior to the kids getting them. Then all the kids did was use the frosting to decorate it with candy. They loved it, but was a little messier. This could be done instead of decorating a cookie or cupcake.
- Jack-o-Lantern Cookie Pops: Dip cookie pops in orange candy melts and create a cute jack-o-lantern face!
- Boo-tastic Rice Crispy Treats: Mix up a batch of Rice Crispy treats and add in a little food coloring to the mix. Hand each child a ball size of treats and along with some candies for decorating, have the kids make pumpkins or goblins.
- Witch Broom Candies: Give the children some mini Reese’s Peanut Butter candies along with some pretzels and they can make a few fun witch brooms with them.
Stories to Read:
- I liked having a station set up for a little quiet calm down time. Usually 3-4 books are read for the group of kids in the 8-10 minutes of this station.
- Here are 4 of our families favorite books to read for Halloween.
- Here’s a fun book and activity for Piggie Pie and Zoom Broom.
- I’ve also read Jerry Seinfeld’s Halloween book to older kids and they love it.
Other great sites listing fun activities for Classroom Parties: