Tis the season for ghosts and ghouls, Halloween is almost here! These Halloween activities for preschoolers are just what you need.
Halloween is always an exciting time for kids. From dressing up and trick or treating to all the delicious Halloween themed treats, it’s no wonder our kids love Halloween so much.
Bring that excitement to your classroom with these awesome Halloween educational activities for your preschooler!
25 Halloween Activities for Preschoolers
I have to admit, I love Halloween decorations. Purple, green, orange, and black make such stark contrasts. It’s such a fun color palette. But I’m not much of a decorator, so all those fun decorations stay on the shelves at the store.
But in preschool, how can we resist the “spooky, scary” Halloween activities? Well, we can’t. It’s such a short holiday for adults, but for the kids…well…they think about it for weeks! So, let’s have some fun with these Halloween activities for preschoolers!
Some of these activities are Halloween printables. Some of them are Halloween science activities. Some of them are Halloween literacy activities. But all of them are fun and make great Halloween centers, too!
Preschool kids will have a blast with these educational Halloween activities.
Most of these activities will also work well in kindergarten and first-grade classrooms.
25 Educational Halloween Activities for Preschoolers Adore!
There is no reason to let the learning stop just because it’s October!
Kids will love learning with these Halloween-themed activities for the classroom during October. There is no end to the learning fun!
For your convenience, I’ve organized these Halloween activities into categories for easy browsing.
Halloween Science Activities
There is almost nothing more fun than spooky science at Halloween! This Monster Science Balloon Experiment from Artsy Momma is the perfect bridge between Halloween and science fun.
Who doesn’t like science eruptions? These Halloween Surprise Eruptions are super fun!
Spooky ghost science has never been as fun as it is in The Magic Ghost experiment!
Kids will love the gross factor of this Pumpkin Decomposition Experiment.
Make your own inflating ghost in this Halloween Ghost Science Activity!
Explore the senses in the Describe a Pumpkin Activity.
Halloween Math Activities
What would Halloween be without a fun Halloween Bingo math game?
Explore probability and predictions with this fun Halloween Preschool Predictions game!
Make learning patterns fun with Halloween Candy Patterns!
Explore math combos of 5 and 10 with this Halloween Math activity!
Explore spatial awareness with a paper plate Pumpkin Puzzle.
Make math fun with these Halloween Math Activities.
Explore math in a fun way with this Pumpkin Patch Math Game!
Math can get spooky with Halloween Counting Cards.
Explore math in this simple Go Fish Halloween Math Game.
Learn about how to measure the circumference of a pumpkin in this Easy Halloween Fall Math activity.
Halloween Literacy Activities
Expand on literacy with The Very Hungry Ghost Activity for preschoolers!
Learn all about Halloween words and related letters when you explore Halloween Felt Boards.
Help little ones learn about their letters during Halloween with Pumpkin Alphabet Cards.
Get tons of Halloween math and literacy activities in the Halloween activity pack!
Halloween Fine Motor and Sensory Activities
Let kids explore their senses with this Halloween Sensory Activity.
Kids will love learning to explore colors with this Pumpkin Colors Booklet!
Help little ones build find motor skills in a fun way with this Halloween Fine Motor Sorting Activity.
Nothing is more fun for little ones than play dough. This Halloween Play Dough is even more fun in October!
Halloween is fun with this sensory-friendly Glue Halloween Themed Craft!
And have you tried this Pumpkin Drop Fine Motor Activity? Preschoolers love it!
Need More Halloween Activities for Preschoolers?
For more Halloween activities for preschoolers, check out these additional Halloween preschool activities.
How About Some Halloween Printables?
This Halloween activity pack for preschoolers is perfect for Halloween math and literacy preschool centers.
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.