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 this year has taught us anything, it is flexibility & pivot. We can teach our kids to have fun in new ways.

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

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