A Friendly Halloween
for sensitive little ones
Do you have a sensitive little one at home? Or more than one? We do! Our family has gotten used to celebrating Halloween very cautiously. Though he’s never even been afraid of the dark, my oldest gets a little nervous around adults in scary costumes. Who doesn’t? Halloween can be frightening for little ones and sensitive older kids.
We’ve made an effort in the past to stick to the friendlier side of Halloween. It makes a big difference – everyone can enjoy the festivities a little more. I’ve put together a list of our favorite friendly Halloween resources to share with you. I hope you have a happy, non-spooky Halloween!
Visit the Pumpkin Patch
Our #1 favorite part of Halloween is visiting the Pumpkin Patch! Check your local news stations or family magazine to find a friendly pumpkin patch.
2 Go on a friendly hay ride.
3 Climb around on the pumpkins.
4 Take a family photo.
5 Pick out your favorite pumpkins.
6 Take one home and carve it!
Pumpkin Carving Kit with Stencils
10 Crafty Halloween Ideas for Pumpkins
that don’t include sharp objects
7 Use foam Halloween stickers to decorate your pumpkin.
8 Try a Melted Crayon Pumpkin Craft
by Embark on the Journey
9 Create a Confetti Pumpkin with paint and Glitter
by Made in a Day
10 Make Glow in the Dark Pumpkins
by One Little Project
11 Create these adorable Emoji Pumpkins
12 Make a Mummy Pumpkin
by Lizz and Little Bit
13 Try these no carve Pokemon Pumpkins
by The Resourceful Mama
14 Make a Princess Pumpkin
by As the Bunny Hops
15 Make a Sparkly and Googly Eyed Pumpkin
by Pink Stripey Socks
16 Invite some friends over for a Pumpkin Painting Party!
Bust out the craft paint and let your kids come up with their own creations.
friendly Halloween Books
31 Days of Friendly Halloween Books graphic is at the end of this post!
Halloween Crafts for Little Hands
36 Create a cute Pumpkin Coffee Filter Craft
by Look We’re Learning
37 Explore with Pumpkin Scented Moon Sand
by Parenting Chaos
38 Make Pumpkin Slime with this simple recipe
by Growing a Jeweled Rose
39 Fun and festive necklaces with these adorable Harvest Themed Foam Beads
40 Frame your memories with a Halloween Picture Frame Craft
41 Try this recipe for Pumpkin Slime with a Real Pumpkin
by Little Bins for Little Hands
42 Use pumpkin pie filling to make this No Cook Gluten Free Pumpkin Clay
by Fun at Home with Kids
43 Easily assemble your own foam monster masks (pictured) with this Halloween Mask Craft Kit from Fun Express
Kid Friendly Halloween Recipes
44 Start with a healthy holiday snack – Tangerine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts
by Flo & Grace
45 Buttermilk Pumpkin Bread would make a delicious Halloween breakfast
by The Mommy Mess
46 Easy Halloween Candy Bark
by The Kennedy Adventures
47 Spooky Spiderweb Cakes
from Life Long Learners
48 You might not want to share these Halloween Pretzels
by Butter with a Side of Bread
49 A delicious and fun Halloween Frankenstein Punch
by Mom Dot Com
50 The kids will love these adorable Gluten Free Spider Cupcakes
by Texan Erin
Pin it! All of our favorite friendly Halloween activities, crafts, and recipes are on Pinterest!
Not-so-spooky Halloween Music
51 Family Halloween Station
Streaming Free on Pandora
Friendly Halloween Activities
56 Printable Halloween Lacing Cards by Living Life and Learning
Fine motor practice with friendly Halloween faces.
57 Roll a Halloween Sentence by Royal Baloo
Roll, read, and write silly sentences!
59 Play Pumpkin Golf!
by A Girl with a Glue Gun
60 Fire off these cool Ghost Rockets
by Growing a Jeweled Rose
61 Ghost Velcro Dart Game
a fun and friendly toss game
Grab & Go – FAST Activities for Halloween
62 Spot It! Halloween Card Game
We love Spot It! These games were all three of my children’s first game. Easy to understand and fun for littles and a-little-older kids.
63 Halloween Activity and Coloring book
Masks, mazes, dot-to-dot, coloring and games for on-the-go fun.
64 Super Sticker Activity: Tricks and Treats
Friendly stickers and smiling faces.
65 Halloween themed BINGO
A fun first game!
Free Printable Halloween Activities
66 K-2 Halloween Printable Pack from Living Life and Learning
Tracing, coloring, drawing, and notebooking pages.
67 Room on the Broom Pre-K Activity Packs
by Royal Baloo
68 Free Printable Learning Pack with Pumpkins
by Rock Your Homeschool
69 K-3 Life Cycle of a Pumpkin Printable Pack
by Embark on the Journey
Kid Friendly Halloween Media
70 A friendly (NOT scary), slightly educational playlist from Some Random Lady
Friendly Halloween Movies for Little Kids
Not-Scary Halloween Shows
82 Word World: Season 4, Episode 5
A Kooky Spooky Halloween/Sheep’s Halloween Costume
83 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
Tricks and Treats
84 Creative Galazy: Season 2, Episode 9
Arty’s Boo-tastic Halloween
85 PBS KIDS: Spooky Stories!
4 Episodes: Dinosaur Train, Nature Cat, Ready, Jet Go!, Peg + Cat
86 Bubble Guppies: Season 1, Episode 20
Haunted House Party
87 Fireman Sam: Season 2, Episode 2
Norman’s Halloween Heist
88 Busy World of Richard Scarry: Season 5, Episode 8
The First Halloween Ever
2017 Popular Friendly
|89 Trolls Movie||90 PJ Masks||91 Minions
|92 Paw Patrol||93 Lego||94 My Little Pony
|95 Dr. Seuss||96 Super Hero Girls||97 Super Hero Boys
|98 Sofia||99 Emoji||100 Smurfs
31 Days of Friendly Halloween Books!
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- A Friendly Halloween for sensitive little ones
- Visit the Pumpkin Patch
- 10 Crafty Halloween Ideas for Pumpkins
- friendly Halloween Books
- Halloween Crafts for Little Hands
- Kid Friendly Halloween Recipes
- Not-so-spooky Halloween Music
- Friendly Halloween Activities
- Kid Friendly Halloween Media
- 2017 Popular Friendly Character Costumes