Your kids must be looking forward to trick-or-treating and dressing up in costumes but who said Halloween can’t be more than that? With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning fun activities for kids!

Pumpkin Jars

First up is creating a pumpkin jar! Pumpkin jars are not only fun and easy to make but also make for the perfect Halloween décor! All you need is a few glass jars, glow sticks, and pumpkin stickers. Start by emptying the contents of the glow sticks into the jars and close the jar lids tightly. Then, let your kids enjoy decorating the lanterns with Halloween stickers and other craft supplies. Once the jars are ready, shake the jars and enjoy the excited looks on your children’s faces as the come to glowing life! And these fun glowing lanterns will make great nightlights for them.

Halloween Slime

What’s Halloween without a little slime? To create your own slime, you’ll need a ½ cup of washable school glue, 4 tbsp of liquid starch, and 1 tsp of washable liquid watercolor. Simply shake the liquid starch and pour it into a tub before adding the glue. Mix until they are blended. Add the watercolor of your choice and mix again. You can even get some googly eyes for a creepy effect! That’s it –the gooey slime will keep your kids entertained for hours!

Poke a Pumpkin

Poke a Pumpkin is one of the most engaging Halloween activities for kids. To create this mystery prize game, take a few plastic cups and fill them with trinkets. Wrap them with orange tissue paper and then glue them to a poster board in the shape of a pumpkin. Then line up the children to poke a hole in the tissue pumpkins to see what’s inside and whether they win a trick or a treat!

With these Halloween activities for kids, get your family in the Halloween spirit and make the occasion memorable! Heaven’s Elect Christian Learning Center and Daycare is a Non-denominational Christian childcare center fully licensed by the state of Michigan. Our Midland daycare center has been serving the community since 2000. Please contact us at