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A big list of 100 NOT scary, friendly Halloween activities for little kids. Crafts, books, and activities perfect for sensitive little ones.

100 Friendly Halloween Ideas for little kids that are NOT scary! Activities, books, and crafts for preschool and kindergarten aged kiddos that are sensitive to the spooky side of Halloween.

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!

Looking for some ideas geared toward an older child? Check out our 20 Halloween STEM activities!

Friendly Halloween crafts and activities for young children.

Friendly Halloween Activities

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 Friendly Pumpkin Crafts (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
by Cutefetti

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.

Favorite friendly Halloween Books

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Don’t miss our full list of 31 Days of Friendly Halloween Books!

Friendly Halloween Crafts for Little Hands

35 This Beaded Spider craft  will sneak some fine motor practice into your Halloween fun!

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 with this Halloween Mask Craft Kit from Fun Express
Friendly Halloween Activities

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

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Friendly Halloween Music

51 Family Halloween Station
Streaming Free on Pandora

52 Kidz Bop Halloween Hits
included with Prime

53 Kids Dance Party: Halloween Jams
included with Prime Music subscription

54 Spooky Halloween Songs – Mother Goose Club

55 Pinkfong! Halloween Songs

Friendly Halloween Activities


56 Halloween Center Activities
Hands-on ABCs and 123s for Preschool and Kindergarten! Check out these fun Halloween learning activities in action!

57 Roll a Halloween Sentence by Royal Baloo
Roll, read, and write silly sentences!

58 Spider or Witches Hat Ring Toss Game
for gross motor practice!

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!

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

Friendly HAlloween Videos on YouTube

70 A (NOT scary), slightly educational playlist from Some Random Lady
On YouTube

71 Halloween Songs for Kids Playlist | The Kiboomers

72 Halloween Songs, Kids Super Songs

Friendly Halloween Movies for Little Kids

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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

Popular Friendly
Character Costumes

89 Trolls Movie
90 PJ Masks
91 Minions
92 Paw Patrol
93 Lego
94 My Little Pony
95 Cat in the Hat
96 Super Hero Girls
97 Super Hero Boys
98 Sofia
99 Emoji
100 Smurfs

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