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Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween Party for Preschoolers

Halloween Party

Here is the list of activities for my annual preschool Halloween party.

Keep the following in mind as you prepare a party for 2-4 year olds: 
  1. More is NOT always better. 
  2. Happy (non stressed) adults, make for happy (non stressed) kids.
Click on the links below each category to find step-by-step instructions


Frozen Chocolate Bananas  --The 36th Avenue  Have the kids help make these the day before the party.  They take 4 hours to freeze.

Halloween Spaghetti --The 36th Avenue

Games  (Each Child is given a take home bag to collect their prizes)

Halloween Bingo --DLTK-Kids  Make these cards prior to the party.  Laminate them to use for your Halloween party every year.  Use candy corn for markers.  Give out fun Halloween prizes if they get a BINGO!

Musical Ghost Game --Crafts For Kids' Minds. Click here for game directions and free ghost template printable.


Beaded Ghost Necklace --Crafts For Kids' Minds

Spider Ring --Fantastic Fun and Learning  I'll be making these ahead of time to give as prizes during the Musical Ghost Game.

Here is a tip for Daycare/Preschool teachers:  Follow your normal structured day to prevent chaos.  For an example, this is my normal schedule & the (substituted party activities).  Children come dressed in costume on Halloween.
  • 9:00am: Normal play time (add Halloween toys to the mix)
  • 9:30am: Clean up then story time (read a Halloween story)
  • 9:45am: Circle time/Singing Time (Play Halloween Bingo on the circle time rug)
  • 10:00am: Snack time (Eat Frozen Chocolate Bananas)
  • 10:15am: Play outside
  • 10:45am: Art (Make Beaded Ghost Necklaces)
  • 11:00am: Music & Movement (Play Musical Ghosts)
Our party will be finished by 11:30am.  However, since the children I care for stay all day, I thought it would be fun to throw in the Halloween Spaghetti for lunch.

Same schedule, with fun party activities included in the mix.  And the kids just thought they were having a party!  They didn't even realize how much they were learning!  Make learning FUN!!

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