Kids love Halloween; it’s a fun holiday that involves candy and costumes – what’s not to love? Whether you need some extra activities to keep your preschool kids engaged or want to plan a small Halloween party, grab some happy Halloween printables.
I love printables! When my kids need to be entertained and I need a moment to myself, I print out an activity for them to enjoy. You can host parties and give kids little games with printables – seriously, they’re a godsend to a busy mom.
I put together this list of different happy Halloween printables that your kids will love this year.
23 Happy Halloween Printables for Kids
Try a fun twist on Tic-Tac-Toe – Tic-Tac-Boo! Use Halloween candy instead of X’s and O’s. You can laminate these sheets to make them last for multiple uses. This Halloween printable is great for teachers and parents; try bringing these with you when you go out to dinner!
Itsy Bitsy Fun created these color-by-number Halloween pages to work on number recognition for preschoolers. She created four different worksheets for kids to enjoy, and all of them are free on her website. I’m totally downloading these for my preschooler!
Your preschooler or toddler will love this set of eight free Halloween-inspired coloring and dot sheets. The set includes a monster coloring page, a bat coloring page, a pumpkin dot sheet, and five more sheets your child will love.
My kids love Bingo; it’s one of those classic games that all ages think is fun to play. These adorable Halloween Bingo cards are perfect for parties or entertaining your kids. When you download the set, you receive eight different game boards. I suggest printing these on yardstick and laminating so they’ll last for a few years.
We love a good scavenger hunt; we enjoy them in the spring and different halloweens. This Halloween scavenger hunt would be the perfect way to start your family Halloween night or use at a party with other friends.
If you’re looking for other scavenger hunts, here are two others you might like!
Clip cards are a great way to reinforce counting skills and number recognition with your preschooler, and these Halloween themed ones are a great teaching tool.
The idea behind clip cards is simple – you need paper clips, clothespins, or something to clip onto the paper. Your child counts how many objects are in the picture and clips the corresponding number.
Check out this set of Halloween counting printables. Not only will these printables keep your child entertained, but they also practice valuable skills like counting and matching numbers, finding the missing number, and counting bats! The set includes several pages all for free!
Memory is a great game for kids to play; it helps to enhance your child’s attention to detail and observation skills, short term memory, and visual memory. This memory game printable is simple, and it’s best if you print on cardstock. You don’t want your child to see the picture underneath.
Then, play Halloween memory like you play the regular game!
Looking for a fun craft to do with your little kids for halloween? This Halloween eyeball wreath is creepy yet fun and easy for you to do. You need to buy a wreath form and print out the eyeballs to attach. Each eyeball is attached with glue, and the creator used cardboard to add eyeballs in the back for dimension.
Everyone needs to read The Legend of Spookley: The Square Pumpkin. It’s adorable and an awesome pumpkin book, and after you read the book, try this printable for tots and toddlers. Cut out the shapes and let your child match the pumpkins together. It’s a simple activity that tots love.
Related: 21 Pumpkin Books for Preschoolers
Your toddler will love this Halloween freebie all about picture matching. They have to find the monsters, draw lines to matching pictures, and figure out what creepy picture doesn’t match. This printable pack has 7 pages for your child to enjoy.
Are you looking for simple ways to keep your children entertained? Kids love coloring pages, and these Halloween-inspired coloring pages are free to print. You can print one or all of them and put them into binder. Put some crayons or coloring pages out for your kids and let them enjoy the pages.
Understanding patterns is an early math skill that preschoolers and toddlers need to practice to solidify foundations needed for later math skills. Print out these pattern strips and cut out the additional pieces.
Then, your toddler or preschooler has to “read” the pattern and pick the appropriate piece to fit into the empty square at the end of the pattern. My child glues the piece in place, and later, I have them cut each piece apart as a way to work on scissor skills.
Understanding size opposite is an important skill for preschoolers to practice. It enhances their critical thinking and math skills, and these Halloween-inspired size opposite printables help to develop those skills while having fun!
Carving pumpkins is a quintessential Halloween activity that kids love. If you want to show your preschooler the steps of carving a pumpkin, these sequence cards show each step. This free set includes six sequencing cards for your child to practice and use before and after carving jack-o-lanterns.
I can’t get over how adorable these Halloween printables are! Finger puppets are something my kids love and make them crack up. They’d work great for car trips as well; I bet my kids could come up with all kinds of stories with these silly Halloween finger puppets.
Everyone knows that handwriting requires fine motor skills and plenty of practice. These Silly Spiderweb worksheets are great practice for your preschooler, and the tracing lines aren’t all straight. Your child has to practice focusing on the line and following it as carefully as possible.
Some people call these fortune tellers, but cootie catchers are a fun craft that all kids love to make. If you’re looking for a project that kids of all ages will enjoy, get this pack of cootie catchers. It comes with eight different options, perfect for parties or a crafting afternoon.
Here’s a simple Halloween printable that preschoolers will like – find a face printable. It works on visual scanning skills and handwriting skills. Make sure you read the instructions because the creator includes several ways to use this fun activity for kids.
Here is another Halloween printable for your kids – a monsters coloring page. The sheet has several monsters for your children to color; it’s free to download. Print out a few copies and let your toddler or preschooler have fun coloring these monsters.
If you’re working on letter recognition with your preschooler, use these Halloween alphabet puzzles. You cut the bats in half, and your child has to match the uppercase and lowercase letters. It’s a simple activity that works great for visual recognition. If you’re working on teaching phonics, tell them to match based on sound – can you find the other “buh”?
Check out this mix and match pumpkin faces activity. Print out the pumpkin faces, and consider laminating for durability. Then, cut the faces in half on the dotted line, and let your child mix and match the faces to create different ones!
She added magnets on the back of her laminated pieces – that’s genius!
Does your preschooler need more work with number sense and math skills? This candy corn counting activity helps your child practice matching numbers, number words, and counting dots. The activity is for 1-20, but I would put away the bigger numbers for little kids.
Gather a few of these happy Halloween printables and get ready for the season. Have fun with your kids and learn some important lessons along the way, like counting candy corn and practicing letter recognition.