1. Purchase a variety of small Halloween items from the dollar store, such as small plastic spiders, pumpkin shape erasers, felt stars etc. Then with a couple small bowls or an ice cube tray you can create a sorting game. You can add a bit of friendly competition and see who can sort them faster by shape, colour and more. You can talk about why these items relate to Halloween or Fall and what the origin of them is, in regards to Halloween traditions.
2. Build a Jack O’ Lantern. Use craft foam sheets, that can be purchased at a dollar store, to cut out large orange sheets into the shape of a pumpkin. Then use other Fall coloured foam sheets and cut out other shapes like triangles, circles, diamonds etc. Depending on the child’s age you can cut the shapes or they can practice their skills, by tracing them and/or cutting them out themselves. While talking about the different shapes with your child you can make funny faces on the Jack O’ Lantern. You can turn it into a craft and glue the items on or even make a keepsake by adding a magnet to the back of it.
3. Healthy Halloween Treats to make with your Children: These are perfect for the lunch box, or to deter children from requesting candy during this time of year.
-raisins for chocolate chips for ghost faces
-clementines, oranges, or tangerines