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5 off-the-shelf Halloween activities for kids

Carved pumpkin wearing a witch's hat


Kids love getting into the spirit of Halloween with crafts and activities to get stuck into. But as busy parents ourselves, we know that sometimes you need to take some shortcuts to make sure the kids’ grand plans fit in with your own.

All the big retailers have their Halloween ranges, and it would be super easy to pop a few into your basket next time you’re shopping. If like us, however, you like to support small businesses where you can, why not check out these recommendations?


Make your own Halloween skeleton keyring by Cotton Twist


Make your own Halloween skeleton keyring

It’s fair to say we love pretty much everything that Cotton Twist do! Their activity kits and personalised gifts are so well thought out and their customer service is exceptional. They have a full range of Halloween activities to choose from, but these fun keyrings jumped out at us!


The Paper Party Bag Shop's Halloween Shadow Puppets


Halloween shadow puppets

Kids will have loads of fun creating shadows with these cute and simple puppets from The Paper Party Bag Shop. No need to faff around with scissors and glue, just cut straight to the playing! You could even create a shadow theatre from an old box too.



Letterfest's Monster colouring and activity book


Monster colouring and activity book

Incredibly cute illustrations of monsters and pumpkins fill the pages of this lovely book created by Letterfest. With 24 pages of fun, it’s a book they’ll come back to again and again. Why not pair with a new set of pencils or gel pens for an extra special treat?



Eggnogg's colour-in halloween table cloth

Colour-in monsters and ghosts tablecloth

This large poster/tablecloth from Eggnogg is 127 x 95cm and adorned with funny ghosts and ghouls. You can use coloured pencils, crayons, pastels, chalks, paints or felt tips to colour it in. Not only will it make a great centrepiece for a Halloween-themed meal but you’ll have hours of fun making it!


Snow Owl Jyms - Pyjamas from The Bright Company

Snow Owl Jyms

We know, we know, this isn’t technically an activity! But we couldn’t do a roundup of our favourite Halloween products for kids without including these brilliant pyjamas from The Bright Company. The quality is exceptional and once the kids are kitted out in them the opportunities for made-up games are endless!


Why not also check out our simple and easy Halloween craft ideas here, plus our guide to having Halloween fun at home Or for some brilliant Halloween book recommendations check out 7 spooky Halloween books for 8-year-olds and up and 7 fang-tastic Halloween books for kids aged 5-8.