Enjoy counting down the days with these free printable Halloween games & activities -- one for each day in October!
My kids are telling me that October begins this week (where the heck did September go?!)
Which means it's time to countdown to one of their most favorite holidays -- Halloween!
Dressing up, candy, carving pumpkins, candy, decorating, more candy...
As I'm sure you know from reading some of our Kids in the Kitchen posts, I'm not a big fan of the whole focus-on-the-candy part of the holiday (even though chocolate is a wondeful thing ;)
Instead, I love to surprise them with a fun paper crafts, word games, scavenger hunts and other quick & easy Halloween-themed activities!
31 Free Printable Halloween Games & Activities
I LOVE keeping a basket with paper games & activities near our kitchen table -- it encourages reading, writing, family bonding and (most importantly) some laughs each day.
In addition to all the FREE games & activities, we also love to have a few family favorite items in our seasonal basket (I've included affiliate links in case you'd like to add them to yours):
- Halloween Mad Libs (crazy funny!) or if you have younger kids, try the Halloween Mad Libs Jr edition
- pages from a Halloween Coloring book (one for both kids & adults so I can join in!)
- blank paper with Halloween themed stampers
- and of course Halloween-themed pencils
All of the wonderful activities on our list below include FREE printables -- one for each day of October as a treat for you!
Print them off and let your kids choose one each afternoon as a surprise :)
If you'd like to create a few of your own printables, I use PicMonkey: crazy-awesome photo editing and love them!
You can do some amazing things with it -- turn your kids into zombies -- or make a Halloween banner or party invitations -- PLUS Picmonkey is free (no kidding!) and includes photo editing, holiday overlays & some awesome design features -- like creating your own invitations & cards!
Whichever activities you choose, have a 'haunting' good time this month!
Halloween Countdown Calendar | Edventures with Kids
Halloween Shadow Puppets | One Perfect Day
Halloween Lacing Cards | Tot Schooling
Halloween Scavenger Hunt | Edventures with Kids
Spooky Candle Wrappers | Mr. Printables
Halloween Mad libs | Classroom Jr.
100 Printable Masks | Itsy Bitsy Fun
Halloween Touch & Feel Game | Edventures with Kids
Spinning Ghost decoration | One Creative Mommy
Conversation Starters for Halloween | 733 Blog
Design Your Own Jack o'lantern | Baby Loving Mama
Candy Corn themed Games | Kids Activities Blog
55+ Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils | Edventures with Kids
Halloween BINGO | Attempting Aloha
Halloween Clue Hunt | The Moonlight Factory
Halloween Jokes | A Mom with a Lesson Plan
Themed Play-dough Mats | Totschooling
Halloween Paper Dolls | babalisme
Lunchbox Riddles | The Crafting Chicks
Halloween Coloring pages | Itsy Bitsy Fun
Lunchbox Jokes | Today's Creative Blog
"You've Been Boo'd" printable set | 30 Handmade Days
Halloween I Spy Game | Pleasantest Thing
Finger Puppets | Make & Takes
Halloween Cone Dolls | Mr. Printables
A Spooky Halloween Night drawing game | The Joy of Boys
Halloween Learning Printables | 3 Boys & a Dog
Halloween Cootie Catcher | The Country Chic Cottage
Jack o'lantern Doodle Sheet | No Twiddle Twaddle
Halloween Charades | The Joys of Boys
Halloween Thank You notes | Three Ghost Friends
And don't forget about our October special with BONUS items for the 100+ Printable Advent Activities too!
More Halloween Crafts & Activities