Make a Halloween Parade activity – it’s so easy!
A few months ago, we made an Animal Parade and it was SO MUCH FUN. Nothing like an activity that takes all of 37 seconds to put together… so that’s why I spent another whole 37 seconds making it into a Halloween Parade this time.
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It’s such an easy activity to make!
They don’t make activities much easier than this (and I should know… I love a good simple activity!). But this Halloween Parade is one of the easiest.
At the end of the day, we don’t need to spend hours making elaborate activities for our kids when easy and simple activities are just as much fun (and often are a bigger hit!).
The low-down on the set-up
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- Butcher paper
- Giant sharpie marker
- Halloween toys (I used some from the dollar store and plastic spiders)
I rolled out the butcher paper on the floor and taped it down. That way it doesn’t fold up on us or move while my daughter (3.5) sets up her parade.
Next I made two lines on the paper: one curvy and the other zig zag. I labeled them with “start” and “finish” even though she can’t read those words yet.
And then the Halloween Parade took off!
I know this looks simple.
I know this doesn’t seem like much.
But what this ended up being was a catalyst for my daughter’s independent play – and she sat and played here for 25 minutes, building an elaborate story around her Halloween parade.
Each Halloween creature was carefully added to the line up and I marveled at all her hard work and learning.
Because she’s learning about a lot here!
Doing this simple activity, helped my daughter grow with:
- Fine motor skills
- Independent play
- Imaginative play
- Hand-eye coordination
It might be an easy activity – but it’s an activity that does a whole lot of good!
Grab your Halloween toys and set the timer for 37 seconds. I bet you can have this activity set up that fast, but the sky is the limit on how long your child might play with it.
Get ready to make a fun Halloween Parade!