October 31st is fast approaching and what better way to inspire kids to focus on a little school work, than with some Halloween inspired activity sheets, designed especially with the spooky spirit of this season in mind.
I love Halloween. It's my Irish heritage and blood that connects me to Samhain, the original Celtic Festival that inspired Halloween.
If you too love Halloween, then you've come to the right place if you need some inspiration for at home pumpkin activities to keep your kids entertained in the run up to the big event.
This year, at home activities are even more important since our usual trick or treating might need to be transformed into an at home celebration. I thought I would help a little by creating this free activity bundle to help celebrate this Irish holiday.
This post is chock full of activity sheets kids will enjoy. They're great to print if you need some Halloween inspired home schooling activities.
I also created them for teachers to print as school worksheets, or for party hosts to print as busy work to keep kids entertained during a Halloween party.
You'll find a free printable PDF link at the bottom of this post.
Halloween Bucket List:
On this fun Halloween bucket list you'll find suggestions for fun things to do. Print it out and check off the bucket list items you accomplish in the run up to Halloween.
There's lots of fun things to choose from. You can:
- decorate your home spookily;
- carve or paint a pumpkin because the Jack O'Lantern was originally created in Ireland;
- watch a creepy movie;
- brew potions or spooky drinks;
- read or listen to ghost stories;
- make caramel or chocolate apples;
- go costume shopping.
H Is For Halloween:
In this free PDF printable you'll discover a coloring page with a big letter 'H' decorated with pumpkins and other spooky Halloween items.
There's even a pumpkin ready to be colored a lovely shade of fall orange.
Kids can practice writing the work Halloween by tracing over the letters at the bottom of the page. This is a great educational children's activity page.
Color, Cut and Build A Witch Activity:
This witch coloring page will help young kids with scissor skills. Simply color the witch's body parts, then cut out all of the individual pieces - legs, arms, body, skirt, head and of course, her very own broom.
Encourage kids to be creative with their color choices for this cut out witch. Not every Halloween witch needs to be black, orange and purple.
I love a little green fun at Halloween. It is originally an Irish holiday after all.
Matching Patterns Halloween Activity:
Here's another free homeschool activity sheet. It features Halloween items in set patterns.
Color in the Halloween ghosts, broom sticks, gravestones, skeletons, candles, and pumpkins. Then, it's time for more scissor skills.
Cut out the four items at the bottom of the sheet, and glue them on the correct line to finish the Halloween pattern.
This is a great kindergarten or pre-school activity.
Halloween A to Z Alphabetic List:
This activity helps children learn the letters of the alphabet. It's best for 1st to 2nd graders. Ask them to create a list of Halloween words starting with each letter of the alphabet.
They can have fun from apples to zombies.
This featured letter activity will get kids thinking.
And X is not so hard, since X-rays are how we normally get to see all those bones and skeletons that are out and about on Halloween night.
Trace the Halloween Shape Worksheet:
Here's a little tracing fun to help young ones with their fine motor coordination and drawing skills.
Trace the dotted outlines to finish each drawing inspired by this spooky time of year.
Then, color in the pumpkin, the candle, the ghost, the skeleton head, the bat and the witch's hat.
Plenty of at-home fun for little ones who love to trace and color. Crayons, markers or colored pencils will work just fine.
Halloween Word Search:
And finally, here's my favorite activity - a Halloween word search.
Find all the words in this letter scramble inspired by this spooky and eerie time of year.
Free Printable PDF:
If you like these activity sheets, then I have a PDF printable all ready to go.
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Have a wonderful Halloween, even if our celebrations are a little different this year.
Stay safe as you have some spooky fun.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
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