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I’m heading up Quinn’s classroom Halloween party this year and I’m ALLLLL about finding the easy + inexpensive activities and snacks to keep her class busy during their classroom Halloween soiree.
a moment an hour scrolling Pinterest where I thought I was Martha Stewart but I quickly came back down to earth and rounded up 4 easy Halloween classroom party ideas that you can use in your child’s class, your own classroom, or for a fun Halloween activity at home.
For classroom parties, we usually split the kids into 4 smaller groups and they rotate stations throughout the hour. This makes each activity just a little more manageable ;).
Quinn is in first grade but these ideas would work for most elementary-aged kids. All of these classroom Halloween party ideas could also be done at home for a fun festive activity, too!
Halloween Classroom Party Ideas
Pumpkin Ring Toss
Starting with the easiest – grab 2 pumpkins with LONG stems and use glow stick necklaces to make ‘rings’. The kids toss the rings onto the pumpkins. You could also try this with witches hats. Easy enough…
Halloween Bookmark Craft
This *looks* difficult but TRUST when I say it’s way easier than it looks.
These Halloween corner bookmarks are a really cute craft that I’m hoping the kids will actually use vs sending them home with some trinket that will go straight in the trash. I originally saw this idea and tutorial here.
Halloween Corner Bookmark Supplies
- Googly Eyes – pack of 700 for under $6
- Construction Paper – I used red (monster), orange (pumpkin) and green (Frankenstein)
- Paper cutter – makes it easier to cut the paper down to 6×6 squares
Halloween Corner Bookmark Instructions
- Cut the construction paper to 6×6 – this is my favorite thing EVER to cut paper with. Fun fact: cardboard paper comes in 9×12 sheets so you can make 2 bookmarks from one sheet of paper.
- Fold the square in half corner to corner (second ‘slide’ below), then in half again (third ‘slide’ below), then fold the top flap of paper up towards the uppermost corner (fifth ‘slide’ below).
- Tuck the upper two triangles under the big top triangles (illustrated below).
- Then decorate however you want! I used googly eyes and black sharpie.
Halloween DIY Trail Mix Snack
Instead of pre-making the snack, I decided to have the kids make their own festive mixture to take some extra time and have them deal with measuring cups and pouring their food into the bags.
Halloween Trail Mix Ingredients & Supplies
- Tiny Twist Pretzels
- Rice Chex
- Reeses Pieces – omit if your child’s class is peanut-free
- Candy Corn
- Two sets of measuring cups – I got these but you could probably grab some from the dollar store.
- Sandwich bags – I got these in sandwich size – they have cute bats printed on them for a festive touch.
The quantity on these is going to vary based on how large the class is.
- Scoop a half cup each of Rice Chex, Pretzels, and Bugles into the sandwich bag.
- Scoop 3 tablespoons each of Reece’s Pieces and Candy Corn into the sandwich bag.
- Shake & enjoy!
I tried to DIY this and make my own printable for you and it was an EPIC FAIL. Save yourself the time and effort of printing your own by buying this $5 set from Target. Trust me.