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Friendly Halloween Books and Activities

100 friendly halloween activities for little kids

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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 beΒ 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.

Friendly Halloween activities for young children.

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 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
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.


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35 This Beaded Spider craftΒ (pictured) will sneak some fine motor practice into your holiday 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 (pictured) with this Halloween Mask Craft Kit from Fun Express

Kid Friendly 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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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



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!

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

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 BINGOΒ 
A fun first game!

Halloween Science Fun

Free Printables

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 Media


70 A friendly (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


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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
Character Costumes

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!

31 Days of Friendly Halloween Books for little kids. Check out the post for more friendly activities, movies, crafts, games, and more!

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