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I love these Halloween ideas for kids to eat, play and make. This is such a fun time of the year because families can really enjoy their time together. October is a month packed with music, games, pumpkin patches, snacks (check out this pumpkin muffin recipe), and parties.
Need some inspiration for learning and fun? Here are
four great Halloween ideas your kids will love this fall:

Halloween Ideas for Kids to Eat:

1. Make a Jack-o-lantern sandwich.
Use jack-o-lantern cookie cutters to shape a slice of bread for the sandwich. Put a slice of cheddar cheese inside. If you don’t have cookie cutters, cut the bread with a knife or find some cookie cutters at Target for around $5.
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2. Learn with candy corn counting.

Cut simple fall trees from brown construction paper. Glue them to white paper. Add a sticker as a place to write the number. Use candy corn as the leaves and snack on a few, too. I found this idea here.
Halloween Ideas for Kids to Make and Play:
3. Make some Pumpkin Pie play dough.
Homemade play dough is pretty easy to make. With autumn in the air, it’s a great time to try this dye-free pumpkin pie play dough.


  • 5 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups salt
  • 8 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 container of pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 cups water
In a large pot, pour in flour. Then add the salt. Measure
out the cream of tartar and add it to the pot. Add pumpkin pie spice and stir.
Add the oil, then the water. Warm the ingredients over medium heat and stir
until smooth. After about 5 minutes of stirring, the play dough will start to
resemble brown sugar. Dump the dough onto a floured space and knead it until it
is no longer sticky. Do not eat it, but enjoy the smell!
4. Play a Halloween ball toss game.
Enjoying family time at a
pumpkin patch, fall 2014.
Visit the dollar store and find two balls, candy or small
toys, and four Halloween baskets. Fill each basket with different treats for
kids to win. Mark an area with tape to be the throwing line. Have kids stand
on the line and toss their ball into a basket. If they get the ball into a
basket, they can select a prize from it. You can let them try again if they don’t
make the ball in the first time.
I hope you enjoy these Halloween ideas for kids to eat and play. Wishing you and your family a wonderful fall full of fun and new memories.


What are some of your favorite fall activities?
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