From skeletons and ghosts to spiders and witches, Halloween is the scariest time of the year! Get in the holiday spirit with these spooky games, experiments, recipes and more:
Erupting Pumpkins: Watch the bubbling, fizzing eruption of a mini pumpkin-cano! Simply use baking soda and vinegar to create a chemical reaction that sparks the eruption inside the pumpkins. For more bubbly, foamy “lava,” add dish soap! See the experiment
Spider Snacks: This creepy Halloween treat is easy to make and is sure to be a hit with students! To make a spider snack, you will need two round crackers for the body, chow mein noodles for the legs, raisins for the eyes and creamy peanut butter (or a nut-free alternative) to hold it all together. Get the recipe
Bubbling Slime: Slime is all the rage these days, and nothing’s more gooey or more icky than Halloween slime! Similar to the erupting pumpkins, this slime experiment uses the baking soda-vinegar reaction to create bubbles that become trapped within the slime, resulting in foamy, bubbly slime! See how it’s done
Pin the Boo! on the Ghost: This game is played like the classic “Pin the Tail on the Donkey,” but with a spooky twist! Paint a ghost onto black poster board, and cut out a construction paper “Boo!” for each student. Place rolled tape on the back of each Boo, and have students take turns trying to pin (or tape) the Boo onto the ghost while blindfolded! Find more Halloween games
Spooky Skeleton: Create these skeletons just in time for Halloween. Use Styrofoam packing pieces, cotton swabs, cotton balls, glue and black construction paper. Add wiggle eyes to the skulls! When complete, add yarn for the intestines. Ew!
Candy-Coated Pear Skulls: Skeleton heads on a stick are on the menu! This Halloween treat starts with upside-down pear halves for the heads and is topped with candy melts for the face. Get the recipe
Mummy Wrap: You can’t let Halloween pass without learning about mummies! First, explore ancient Egyptian culture and how they prepared mummies for the afterlife. Then, divide the group into teams, and give each a roll of bathroom tissue. Challenge each team to wrap a volunteer as a mummy as quickly and completely as possible!
Paper Plate Witch: Create a scary (or not-so-scary) witch using paper plates; green paint; purple, black, orange and white paper; and a black permanent marker to draw her face. Encourage students to use their creativity! See the activity