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13 Not-so-Spooky Ideas for Halloween


I LOVED all the fun ideas shared this week on the Discover & Explore Halloween linky — more than 100 crafts & activities!  It was really hard to choose just a few to highlight but as I was reviewing the fun activities, I realized that there are many kids who enjoy the not-so-spooky parts of Halloween (my youngest is one of those). 


Truth be told, she hates the scary part of Halloween.  When we go on our evening walks, she closes her eyes as we pass our neighbor’s haunted decroations.  She won’t step foot into any type of Halloween or party store during this month.  And she even has a hard time seeing some of her friends creepy costumes.

I just chalk it up to a great imagination and try to avoid anything that will give her nightmares — like most of the other fears that children develop when they are young, she’ll grow out of it soon.  But until then, we like to find fun activities and some “not very scary” crafts to do together.

So this week, I’m featuring —

13 Not-so-Spooky Crafts & Activities for Kids!




Ghost Pinecones — How Wee Learn

Spooky Woods — Craftulate

Milk Jug Skeleton — JDaniel4’s Mom

Glittery Spiderweb — Buggy & Buddy

Mini Mummies — Happy Hooligans

Sticky Witch’s Hat — Two-daloo

Cute Pet Spiders — Preschool Inspirations


13 Not-so-Spooky Halloween Activities for Kids


Yarn Pumpkins — Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

Jack ‘o lantern Suncatchers — Blog Me Mo

Create Your Own Halloween Village — Look What Mom Found…and Dad too!

Backyard Pumpkin Hunt — The Good Long Road

Pumpkin Mountain Railroad — Play Trains

Make Your Own Halloween Flashlight — a Real Housewife


Don’t forget to check these Halloween Posts from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts too!


Halloween Activities from Discover and Explore co-hosts

Mummy Garland (KC Edventures)

Halloween Charades (Buggy and Buddy)

Pumpkin & Monster Luminaries (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Not So Spooky Spiders (Teach Preschool)

Sparkly Spider Web Play Dough (Twodaloo)


Thanks to everyone who shared their super ideas this week! 


This week’s linky is all about Fossils & Dinosaurs so be sure to visit & share your activities. 


And next week, we will showcase tons of ideas for Creating with Natural Materials.


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