Halloween Activities

Halloween Related Activities on Funschooling & Recreational Learning

Covering the Basics

Create A Spooky Sound Story - Make up a spooky sound story or sentence and add sound effects to it!

Two-Sided Diorama - This activity features the poem, "The Five Little Pumpkins".

Create A Scary Creature - Suggestions for creating a scary creature. Great for encouraging story telling!

Masquerade Masks - Learn about the history of masquerade masks and download printable masks.

Haunted Halloween Resource Page - Links to haunted places and information about the 13 Haunted Halloween Activities ebook. Free sample of ebook available.

Glowing Halloween Lantern

Glowing Halloween Lantern by Fran W & Becka V.
Turn a milk or juice carton into a lantern with a creepy-cool theme!

To make one you will need...

A clean milk carton, construction paper, craft knife, scissor, tissue paper, black construction paper, glue, 1 chenille stem, small nail, pencil, ruler, glow stick, yarn, and a small bottle cap

Optional: Serrated knife, craft foam, Halloween stickers, acrylic paint and a paint brush, push pin, craft supplies, battery-powered candle

What to do...

Popcorn Project

Popcorn is a fun food with a long history!

Here are some of the things we've done and resources we've used to learn about popcorn. If you like creating your own learning adventures as much as we do, you may find the following information helpful.


  • Find out how and where popcorn is grown and what type of corn used to make it.
  • *Watch a video about the history of popcorn.
  • Germinate popcorn seeds on a moist paper towel, inside a zip top bag. Grow your own popcorn plant.
  • *Watch a video of how popcorn is made.
  • Compare the volume of unpopped to popped popcorn.
  • Use your senses to learn more about popcorn and enjoy it a few different ways.
  • Tell popcorn related jokes and riddles.

*Note: Check the video section at the end of this post for a resource.

The following activities will require: 1 lb of popping corn, an ounce scale, 1 or more methods of popping corn kernels, a stopwatch, a way to record results (optional), measuring cups and spoons, bowls, cinnamon, milk, sugar or honey, spoon, nutritional yeast, olive oil, sea salt, an oil that can withstand high heat, extra virgin coconut oil, olive oil, herbs and spices of choice, and melted butter