Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the school year for children. Spooky season is upon us, and wearing costumes and enjoying festive treats is fun for kids and adults alike.
Here you’ll find a selection of different party games and activities and Halloween treats and snack ideas to host a fun Halloween party at your private school. Having fun is just as essential to early childhood education as learning the ABCs.
Ready to get into Halloween party mode? Let’s get to planning!
Preparing For Your Private School Halloween Party
By planning and prepping, you can ensure that you’re ready to go when the day comes. This makes it a lot less stressful and gives you more time to enjoy it with your students.
First, think about how you want the party to go, and which activities should be done in what order. Once you have brainstormed the games and activities you want to play, practice them beforehand to see if everything goes seamlessly.
This may be a good time to ask for some parental help: parents can be so helpful during classroom parties. Whether they can give some of their time or just help purchase some of the materials, any help you get will make the planning that much easier.
Setting Up Your Party
The day or night before the party, transform your classroom into a festive place to set the theme. Think plastic spiders, spiderwebs, skeletons, pumpkins, and more. Add some fun music like the Monster Mash for an added touch when your students enter your room.
Activities For Your Halloween Party
There are so many fun activities that can be enjoyed at your party:
A Halloween card-making station allows younger children to make cards for their family and friends. Set up a table with an assortment of writing utensils, crayons, colored pencils, markers, stickers, glitter, and construction paper.
Make a Halloween-themed sensory bin with pumpkin gems, small pumpkin plastic containers, black beans, and plastic spiders. You can include anything that fits the theme. Add in small containers or scoops to allow students to practice sorting and counting.
What’s In The Cauldron?
This game requires a large container or cauldron, slime, and small objects for students to find, like pencils or erasers. Fill the cauldron with slime (available at party stores), and add the objects in. Kids can play either on their own or as a team. They will be blindfolded before putting their hands into the slime and reaching for items inside. To get a point, they must identify the item in their hand in the slime.
This classic school Halloween party game requires googly eyes and toilet paper. Place students into two teams and give them a few rolls of toilet paper. Set a timer and have them get wrapped. The purpose of this game is to wrap one of their teammates up and decorate them into the most fashionable mummy. Think of having accessories like hats, scarves, and sunglasses on hand for the creativity portion.
Spooky Ghost Experiment
Draw a ghost face on a white balloon. Have students pour ½ cup of vinegar into an empty water bottle while filling the balloon with a tablespoon of baking soda. Place the end of the balloon on the top of the bottle. Next, gently lift the balloon so that the baking soda falls directly into the vinegar. This will create a reaction, producing carbon dioxide which will inflate the balloon.
Be sure that you have adult supervision for this, as too much pressure can cause the balloon to pop.
You’ll need a timer, paper, and pencils for this task. Play two rounds: one for Halloween words and one for fall-themed words. Set the timer for 4 minutes. Students can use this time to brainstorm words from A-Z that fit the category for each round. A bonus lightning round of one minute for the category of Halloween costumes can be fun, too.
After the timer ends, each player shares the word they chose. If no one else uses their words, they get a point. Add up points after each round to tally for a total and offer some grand prizes at the end of the rounds.
Halloween Party Treats
Let’s face it: the most important part of any party usually is the food, especially for kids. Halloween-themed snacks can be a fun treat for a classroom party.
Use fruit to create a frightening fruit board, turn oranges into mini pumpkins, or use grapes to create scary eyeballs. Bananas can even become worms. Think outside the box here.
These are fun and use only apples and chocolate spread. Be sure to check if any of your students have any allergies beforehand. You can even place mini marshmallows, other berries, and pretzels alongside to dip into the chocolate.
Perhaps the easiest way to create a fun treat is a snack mix. Mix pretzels and Halloween-themed candy like candy corn, cheese crackers, chocolate chips, and more together for a fun snack.
Learn More About Our Tamarac Private K-5 School
JLP Inspiring Minds Private School prides itself on offering an educational setting where children can learn and grow. Our curriculum is intended to help students achieve the skills they need to excel both in school and in life. However, we do love having fun, too: that includes holidays like Halloween, where we introduce educational activities in a fun way.
Our private school gives children the foundation they need to love learning. We offer a unique approach to education that provides individualized attention. We teach according to children’s needs, which helps them reach their highest potential. We offer a large range of studies, from traditional subjects to international studies, technology and media, and music appreciation.
To enroll your child in our Tamarac private school, fill out a school application today. For any questions about our private preschool or aftercare programs, please call our office at 954-746-5437.