Halloween Activities

Halloween songs

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Halloween songs

Your baby or toddler won't be as involved in Halloween celebrations as older children, but will be fascinated by the new and exciting things happening around them. Talk about Halloween symbols that...

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Five little pumpkins

3 - 4
Video

Five little pumpkins

Enjoy watching this Youtube video together. It's a Halloween counting song about five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. Make up some actions, and be as dramatic as you like for your child.

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Dress up Halloween

3 - 4
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Dress up Halloween

Halloween is an exciting time, especially getting dressed up and going "trick or treating" in your area. At three or four they need to be well supervised. Make sure your child is polite to your...

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Halloween crafts

3 - 4
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Halloween crafts

Have a go at these Halloween-themed arts and craft items which might be fun for your child with just a little help from you. Sometimes people light bonfires at Halloween - talk about that with...

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Shadow play

3 - 4
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Shadow play

Shadows can be scary, but you can make them fun. Show your child how to make interesting shadows on the wall using your hands. Switch off all the lights in a room except for one strong table...

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Egg carton spiders

3 - 4
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Egg carton spiders

Spiders...creepy, creepy crawly ... with eight legs!   When you have a little time together at home you might like to make egg carton spiders with your child.  They will be scary any time of...

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Halloween fun

5 - 7
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Halloween fun

Enjoy these Halloween spot the difference pictures from Hello Kids. You can either play the games online, or print them if you have a printer. When you click on the link, you also have to click on...

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Traditional Halloween games

5 - 7
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Traditional Halloween games

Halloween can be scary so talk to your child and reassure them about what is real and what is not real. Enjoy some traditional Halloween games.  Apple bobbing Try apple bobbing - it's an old...

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Scary words!

5 - 7
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Scary words!

Halloween is also a good time to expand your child’s vocabulary. Ask your child to think of all the different words they know that describe something funny or something scary. Think of all the...

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Corner book marks

5 - 7
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Corner book marks

There are lots of ways to encourage a child to enjoy books. The very best thing is to cuddle up and read a book aloud with your child. Share a story book, perhaps at bedtime. Talk about the book,...

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Matching pumpkins

5 - 7
Mobile app

Matching pumpkins

Your child might enjoy this free Halloween Pumpkins app.  Match the pumpkins that have the same expression on their faces. This app is for an android smart phone (but not iPhone). Click on the...

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Conkers

5 - 7
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Conkers

In Autumn, help your child to find a horse-chestnut tree and collect the shiny brown chestnuts (conkers) that pop out of prickly green shells. Show your child how the leaves of a horse-chestnut...

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Into the woods

8 - 9
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Into the woods

Going for a walk in the woods is a great family activity. You can find your nearest woods on the Coillte Outdoors website. Tell your child that Coillte is the Irish word for "the woods".    In...

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Halloween Jokes

8 - 9
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Halloween Jokes

It's a good time to tell silly jokes. Here are a few: Question: Why did the skeleton go to the party alone? Answer: Because he had no body to go with! Question: Why didn’t the skeleton do a...

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Halloween activities

8 - 9
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Halloween activities

Halloween is a great time for family fun together - getting that costume sorted, planning your trick-or-treat route, enjoying Halloween themed games and activities.  Click here for listings of...

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The human skeleton

8 - 9
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The human skeleton

Does your child know that all humans (and most animals) have a skeleton that supports their bodies?  Without a skeleton we wouldn't be able to stand or move. An adult human has over 200 different...

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Halloween typing and word search

10 - 12
Online app

Halloween typing and word search

Your child might like to practise typing and spelling with this fastmoving online game called The Typing of the Ghosts. Banish a ghost with every word completed!   If your child enjoys word...

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Ghost stories!

10 - 12
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Ghost stories!

Halloween is traditionally a time when the dead are remembered - hence the ghost stories and ghost costumes.   Tell your child any ghost stories you might know, or make one up.  If you read a...

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Pumpkin carving

10 - 12
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Pumpkin carving

Your child might like to be creative and carve a pumpkin head for Halloween. Shop with your child for a good pumpkin, and come up with a good design for a face together.  You will need to...

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