Fun and Simple Kindergarten Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is a magical holiday filled with imagination, fun, and loads of sugar. It's a time for creating memories that last a lifetime. As the Kindergarten Room Mom, planning a Halloween party for a diverse...

Halloween is a magical holiday filled with imagination, fun, and loads of sugar. It's a time for creating memories that last a lifetime. As the Kindergarten Room Mom, planning a Halloween party for a diverse class of 5-year-olds was a challenge, but a fun one. In this article, I'll share some ideas and inspiration for your own upcoming Halloween parties or simply to create fun memories at home.

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Snack and Decor

For our class parties, we rely on the support of our wonderful parent community to donate supplies for snacks and activities. Using signupgenius.com, I create a volunteer list for parents to sign up for donations and to help lead activities on the day of the party. With a class size of 28, we created a sign-up sheet for food and minimal decorations. Each child received a juice or water, 2 cookies, a mandarin orange, a ghost string cheese, and a pack of fruit snacks.

Fun & Simple Kindergarten Halloween Party Fun & Simple Kindergarten Halloween Party

To keep costs low for parents, we divided the donations into small amounts, while also allowing them to sign up for more than one item. Parents brought in the items a day ahead, which gave us time to prepare anything that required extra work, like the mandarin jack-o'-lanterns and the ghost string cheese. I also brought some of my own decorations to add to the festive atmosphere.

Crafts and Activities

We set up various activities at separate tables. Initially, we planned to time the kids at each station and rotate them, but considering their different speeds, we allowed them to explore freely. Each activity was followed by snack time, and the party lasted an hour and a half.

Halloween Masks

These masks were a hit! They were super simple to make. All you need is the printable mask template, cardstock, scissors, crayons, craft elastic, and a stapler. Kids sat down at the station, colored their masks, cut them out (with assistance if necessary), and had craft elastic stapled to the back. The masks allowed their imaginations to run wild.

Paper Plate Ghosts

These ghosts were perfect for the more active kids. They couldn't wait for their ghosts to dry, as they flew them around the room. To make them, you'll need paper plates, black construction paper, a circle punch, toilet paper, glue, foam painters, paper bowls, a hole punch, ribbon, and a stapler. Kids used foam painters to glue on ghost faces and tails, and parents helped with hole-punching and ribbon tying to create hanging ghosts.

Paper Scrap Mummies

Originally planned as masking tape mummies, we adapted the craft to torn paper mummies to accommodate all kids' abilities. For this activity, you'll need a cardstock template, black construction paper, a pencil, white scrap paper, googly eyes, glue, foam painters, and paper bowls. Kids glued torn paper strips onto a traced mummy, cut it out, and added googly eyes for a fun and silly mummy creation.

Pumpkin Ghost Bowling

To release some energy and keep the kids active, we organized a pumpkin ghost bowling activity. All it took was white paper cups, a black permanent marker, small pumpkins, and masking tape. Drawing simple ghost faces on the cups and jack-o'-lantern faces on the pumpkins, we set up a line about five feet away for the kids to aim and knock down the cups with the pumpkins.

Fun & Simple Kindergarten Halloween Party

That's it! Planning a Kindergarten Halloween party can be easy and fun. By keeping it simple, incorporating fun crafts and activities, and limiting sugar intake, we created a memorable experience for the kids. Get inspired and have a blast planning your own Halloween party!

Fun & Simple Kindergarten Halloween Party

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