Don’t let planning preschool Halloween activities haunt you! It doesn’t have to be scary because I have everything you need!
Halloween will be here before we know it, so it is time to start thinking about fun Halloween activities for your preschoolers!
Keep scrolling for some sweet and spooky activities!
How do you teach preschoolers about Halloween?
In anything you want to teach preschoolers, it is best to teach in different ways! Between hands on activities, stories, field trips and worksheets your preschoolers will be well versed in Halloween!
All children learn in different ways so having different activities is important to cater to those different needs.
Preschool Halloween Activities Tips
Doing activities with preschoolers can be challenging if they are not engaged. Here are a few tips to help your activities run smoothly:
- Have the activity set up beforehand if possible
- Set expectations before the activity begins
- Give 10,5 and 1 minute warnings before wrapping up
- Talk about the activity before you jump in
- Leave room for questions
Supplies you may want on hand for Preschool Halloween Activities
Something that makes planning activities easier is having some common supplies on hand. Here are some supplies I like to make sure I have on hand especially for Preschool Halloween Activities.
Teaching Littles’s Favorite Preschool Halloween Activities
Halloween is such a fun time to do creative and themed activities with preschoolers. Here is Teaching Little’s Favorite preschool Halloween Activities!
Celebrate Halloween with a twist on the classic song from the bestselling There Was an Old Lady series for kids! You’ll never guess what she’ll swallow next!
Celebrate Halloween with the Happy Halloween song from Kids TV!
This is the perfect Halloween craft for preschoolers! They can make their own mask to wear around the classroom or even on Haloween!
Sensory Halloween Activities for Preschool
Preschoolers love sensory activities and even more so if they are themed! Check out these fun and engaging sensory Halloween activities for preschool.
This Halloween activity is perfect for preschoolers learning to write their name, and it doubles as a sensory activity which is even better!
Monster Muck sounds like a perfect Halloween activity for kids! My kids love getting their hands messy and this is the perfect activity to either do inside if the weather is dreary or outside if it is nice!
Oobleck Spider Rescue is a great fine motor activity for preschoolers! Oobleck is so fun for kids to play with and easy to make!
My kiddos absolutely love getting their hands messy and I’m sure yours do too! Making slime is a must for any holiday and it is fun to make different colors and add in different objects!
Reading Halloween Activities for Preschool
Reading is a must do activity with preschoolers. Reading activities help with word and sentence recognition.
Here are some cute Halloween themed reading ideas:
Story at the Pumpkin Patch
If you can go to the pumpkin patch, bring a cute story (I have ideas listed below). Read to the class at the pumpkin patch!
Camp Fire Stories
Build a faux campfire and read around the classroom campfire! This a a cute and fun activity that littles will love!
Hay Ride Stories
Cover the table in a cozy blanket and pretend you’re on a hayride at night. Read a spooky Halloween story!
Make sure to have extra snuggly blankets for the chilly hay ride!
Fine Motor Halloween Activities for Preschool
Fine motor skills are important building blocks for young children to learn. The best way to build those skills is while having fun!
These are some fun fine motor skill activities!
This I Spy activity is so much fun for little exploring eyes! Your preschooler will love searching for all of the different Halloween-themed objects!
This Frankenstein Haircut printable is absolutely adorable! Activities like this are great for teaching your preschooler how to properly use scissors and cut along the lines!
How cute is this pumpkin mummy craft?! Your preschooler will love making their own pumpkin mummy (and probably enjoy some mini marshmallows too)!
As a kid, I loved color by number activities and these Halloween printables will be so fun for your kiddos! Pro-tip on these would be to color the number guide on top with the appropriate color.
How cute is this straw skeleton?! You could easily do this craft with q-tips if you didn’t have any straws on hand!
Gross Motor Halloween Activities for Preschool
Gross motor activities help preschoolers to learn about their bodies and what they can do! These are super fun gross motor activities for preschoolers!
This bean bag toss game offers friendly competition and can help your preschoolers practice hand eye coordination and visual tracking skills.
Pin the eye on the monster is a fun and friendly competition for preschoolers! See who can get the closest to putting the eye in the right spot!
I don’t know about yours, but my kids absolutely love playing tic tac toe! This version is especially fun because it is Halloween-themed!
Ghost, Ghost, Gobblin!
Like duck, duck, goose but with a twist! This gross motor activity would be cute and fun for preschoolers to do at their Halloween party!
Think Simon Says, but Monster instead! Instruct your little ones only to do what the Monster says!
Amazon Ready Halloween Activities for Preschool
Sometimes you just need some activities that are ready to go! Here are some Amazon ready Halloween activities for preschool!
These foam pumpkins are the perfect quick and easy activities for preschoolers! They can easily personalize their own jack o lantern!
These fall window suncatchers are transparent and feature the shapes of pumpkin, gourd and squash and have cute leaf and stem. The surface has engraved mosaic like design, so kids can color in the different sections with their favorite colors.
Halloween Songs for Preschool
Songs are a great way to engage preschoolers and help them learn. Here are some fun ones!
Booooooo! Celebrate Halloween by counting some little ghosts, a few monsters, and spiders in this not-too-spooky Halloween song collection for kids!
Watch this Its Halloween Night Nursery Rhymes Collection by Little Treehouse! This kids songs collection is great for learning the alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors and lots more. Happy Learning!
Learning is always fun with Kids Tv Spooky Cartoons popular nursery rhymes. Kids will dance, laugh, sing and play along with our videos while they also learn numbers, letters, colors, good habits and more!
Join the crew while they are trying to catch some monsters in the dark!
Get your groove on with the skeleton dance! Your little ones will absolutely love dancing to this cute song.
Halloween Books for Preschool
I love using books for circle time or classroom reading time. These books are Halloween themed and so cute!
Halloween is almost here, and Corduroy can’t wait! He is going to have a party. He and his friends will carve a jack-o’-lantern, bob for apples, and go trick-or-treating!
But there is one problem-Corduroy needs to choose a costume. What will he wear?
Out of all the holidays, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford like Halloween the most. They play games, trick-or-treat in the neighborhood, and tell ghost stories.
Best of all, they can wear costumes! Clown, witch, knight, or ghost — what will Clifford decide to dress up as this year?
You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie is an adorable board book to share with your little one. With chunky pages for little hands and die-cut shapes to add depth and interest, children will love the interactive features alongside the story.
What will little Pookie decide to be for Halloween this year? Pookie tries on costumes one by one, but somehow can’t find the right thing.
The resolution to Pookie’s dilemma will delight toddlers and their caregivers alike.
This bestselling counting book for beginning readers is filled with ghosts, a witch and spooky fun! It’s Halloween, and ten timid ghosts in a haunted house have a problem: a mean witch has moved in and is planning to scare them out, one by one!
Halloween is a fun time to do lots of themed activities for preschoolers! These activities can be fun for all different learning styles.
Themed activities are very engaging, especially for preschoolers. What are your favorite activities from the list?
Let me know in the comments below!