One of my favorite holidays, I don’t know about you, is Halloween. So, kids love this, and it’s an excellent time to be creative. They get to dress up as their favorite character. We can always make Halloween physically active.
Here is an idea that I have that your child can help you make, and they will have a lot of fun using it.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of yeast with two tablespoons of warm water.
- Add coloring to ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide.
- Pour peroxide mixture into your pumpkin.
- Add a few squirts dish of soap.
- Add yeast mixture and cover the pumpkin.
- You’ll get an EXOTHERMIC reaction!
The easy way to do this is to get an inexpensive bag of coin, and what you’ll do is spread them out in a lot of grassy space. If you have a wooded area, you can spread them behind trees, behind plants, all source of places and set up a treasure chest. What the kids will do is they will chase those coins and collect as many as they can.
- Pour out a bottle of school glue. Use Elmer’s clear glue.
- Fill the bottle with warm water and give it a shake!
- Add the water to your glue. Also, add food coloring, and mix it up!
- Add one teaspoon of borax to ½ cup of warm water.
- Please, slowing add the borax water to your mixture while stirring.
- Look how quickly it begins to look like SLIME! Remember to dump out excess water.
There you have it. You’ve successfully made slime. It looks great in the dark.
Pass the Pumpkin
Another awesome Halloween activities for children I love the most is pass the pumpkin. This one is really easy. You simply take a small pumpkin, and you can simply use the one you purchased from the grocery store or make do with the one you have at home.
- Have all the kids seat in a circle and turn on some music.
- Then the kids pass the pumpkin from one child to the next. And the one that holds the pumpkin when the music stops is out.
- You get all the way down to the last two kids, and the one who does not end up with the pumpkin is the winner, and finally ends up with a high price for Halloween.
- Add one teaspoon of baking soda.
- Add 1/8 cup of vinegar.
- Carefully attached a glove and shake that baking soda down.
Halloween Cute Shooter
- Scrap paper
- Scissors and tape
- First, you cut off a piece of paper not to an exact size; you can use any size of your choice. Just cut something out roughly that will fit around your straw.
- Coil the piece of paper tightly, but not too tightly around the straw. If it’s too tight, you can’t blow it off, and if it’s too loose when you blow it, the air won’t make it push.
- Squish the end and fold it down and seal it with a tape.
- So, the next thing is you will need another piece of scrap paper and then, you get to draw. You can draw anything you want. It can be a monster, a ghost or a bat.
- Make sure you carve out the image out of the piece of the scrap paper so you could see your design. Don’t worry it doesn’t have to be perfect.
- So next, cut a piece of tape, hold your monster to the straw then stick the tape on your monster to stay glue on the straw.
- After that, you have got a little shooter! So what you have to do is hold your shooters in your mouth and blow the same time to see who will fly the farthest
The Candy Corn Challenge
Another great Halloween activities for kids is the Candy Corn Challenge.
Materials: candy corn and some plastic straw
Kids love this; I have done this many times for my kids parties. What you’re going to do is simply put the candy coin on the ground and this is a time challenge. So, the kid who does this the fastest and gets the most into the bowl is the winner.
So, you’re going to take the straw and suck up the candy corn right into the bowl. And you’ll be amazed how kids are good at this game.
Pumpkin Scented Paint
Materials: some orange paint and some pumpkin spice
It is seriously as easy as you think. Pretty much, there’s absolutely no measuring whatsoever.
- Pour in the paint and keep adding the spice until it no longer smells like paint. I do throw a bunch of spice until I can feel a lot of pumpkins.
- After some minutes of mixing the contents together, what you have to do is to paint a paper plate with the scented pumpkin paint and create a little mask out of it.
- You can use some black construction paper and glue it on his face.
Paper Plate Jack O’ Lantern Mask
Material: To create a JACK O’ LANTERN MASK, you’re going to need a paper plate, some green construction paper, some markers; you need some glue, hold punch, some scissors, and some yarn so you can tie your mask on.
Ok, I guess you’ve got everything gathered. So let’s get started.
- You need to start with a paper plate, grab a marker; you can use an orange marker, or you can go ahead and use orange paint.
- Next, color up your paper plate all orange
- Take your black marker, and then you’re going to draw YOUR JACK O’ LANTERN FACE.
- After that, cut a hole through the eyes using your scissors
- Then you take your hold punch and use it to punch the holes on the sides of the paper plate. Then grab your yarn and cut two pieces and then just put it through the hole to tie it on.
- The last thing you’re going to do is to take your construction paper, and cut out a stem for YOUR JACK O’ LANTERN MASK. Glue the stem on the head of your mask.
- That’s it; you got YOUR JACK O’ LANTERN MASK. And it will be fun to wear it at Halloween time.
All these Halloween activities is a really fun way for kids to get involved in their fitness, and also create a game that incorporates the Halloween spirit and keeps them physically active.