Halloween Party Ideas for the Classroom
Fall is in the air! And with the change of seasons many teachers are thinking about the first holiday party of the school year-Halloween! This holiday can be a lot of fun for teachers and kids. Here are some great halloween party ideas for you classroom which can make the party in your room stand out!
Halloween Party Treats
Food allergies in a classroom can take some of the fun out of holiday party treats. But, this candy corn rice krispie treat is nut and gluten free. It looks super cute too!
Another super cute treat idea are these ghost pudding cups! All you need is some marshmallow ghosts, and chocolate pudding. Cookie crumbs are an optional topping.
Halloween Party Games
Games are one of the best parts of holiday parties! I loved this Feed Me Monster idea one teacher came up with. You need a large piece of cardboard. Paint a picture of a monster onto the cardboard, and cut an opening out around the mouth. Add in some bean bags, and a sign that says “Feed Me” and you’ve got a game that all the kids will love! Another suggestion is to tape a line across the floor where you want them to stand and write “No closer, monster may bite!”
Another fun game idea is “Hot Pumpkin” purchase a small pumpkin and gather the kids in a circle. Pass the pumpkin around to some crazy Halloween music. When the music stops whoever is holding the pumpkin is out!
A favorite in many classrooms is Make a Mummy! For this game idea all you need is a group of kids and a few rolls of toilet paper. Divide the kids into teams of 3-5 kids each. Let each team pick a person to be the “mummy”. The team wraps up their mummy and makes them “styling”. At the end of a set amount of time (5-10 minutes should work) let the mummies come out. The teacher judges and the most styling mummy wins!
Halloween Party Sensory Activities
I remember being in school and doing spooky sensory bins each Halloween, it still kind of weirds me out… Anyway grab up a couple plastic bins and a blind fold. Inside the bins you can include all kinds of gross and slimy things for the kids to touch (blind folded of course!). Here are some ideas:
- Olives or peeled grapes can be eyeballs
- Cooked rice can be maggots
- Cooked spaghetti can be slimy worms
- Damp sponge can be a brain
These are just a few ideas to get your spooky sensory bins set up!
Don’t want to go spooky? Try filling a bin with some orange and yellow colored rice and adding in black beans, candy corn, pumpkins and gourds. Throw in some measuring cups and spoons, and you will have a perfect Halloween sensory bin for your class party!
Halloween Party Crafts
Purchase some foam door knob hangers and pumpkin and ghost stickers. Let the kids put stickers on their door knob hangers for a quick and fun craft that will be ready to go home on party day!
Let the children make a spooky Halloween scene using Halloween stickers, black paper and white chalk.
Halloween classroom parties can be a lot of fun! Hopefully these ideas can help you throw an awesome party for your class that the kids will be talking about for months!