How to Make Halloween Homeschool Fun & Educational

Halloween homeschool fun is a day devoted to candy and costumes in our home.

The kids think it’s grand fun when we get to spend the day playing games, dressing up, and walking door-to-door in our friendly neighbourhood visiting friends, asking for candy, experiencing a neighbor’s magic trick, and being entranced by clever costumes.

This year we won’t be trick or treating. No surprise there. (I’ll especially miss the community spirit.) But we can still find a way to have Halloween Homeschool fun!

halloween homeschool fun

So, what to do to make this year fun?

Here are some games we incorporate into our fun day:
  • We will make pretzel and cheese witches brooms, hot dog mummies or spiders, and orange pumpkins.
  • We will enjoy everything orange, cheezies, cheddar, and orange crush with our quiet reading time.
  • We’ll make caramel apples (my son has been learning to make candy this year.)
  • We’ll play target practice with slimy, googly eyes.
  • We’ll create a pumpkin watercolour.
  • We will do a candy treasure hunt.
  • We will use Halloween writing prompts to create silly stories.
  • We will watch the life cycle of a pumpkin.
  • We will learn the origins of Halloween and why some people don’t prefer this day.
  • We can make a Pumpkin play-do.
  • We can use Pumpkin times tables printables.
  • Naturally, we will carve a Pumpkin.
  • We can watch Goosebumps & Charlie Brown.
  • We can attend online spooky science experiments.

If these last years have taught us we need to be flexible and pivot. Therefore, we can teach our kids to have fun in new ways.

(Oh, and I bought a whole bunch of candy!)

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