What are the best Halloween activity supplies to own? Halloween activities with kids are a fun way to celebrate the season, and you don’t need to own much or spend tons of money buying extras to make these activities. Check out the best Halloween activities supplies and all the kids activities you can make with them.
Why I love Halloween activity supplies
Halloween events and activities (I’m looking at you pumpkin patches and corn mazes) are expensive. These moments – all in the name of making memories – start to really add up.
Years ago, I decided to learn in Halloween activities at home with my kids instead shelling out cash for entrance fees and ticket prices. I figured out quickly that we could make some absolutely fantastic Halloween activities on a budget, in the comfort of our home and schedule, and without needing to miss nap time (wink).
For these Halloween activities, I picked up a few inexpensive supplies – most of which I could save year after year.
Now, as my kids are 9, 7, and 6, they eagerly open the Halloween decorations box and pull out their beloved activity supplies that hold so many memories. Memories and traditions that are still going strong many years into their childhood.
My list of Halloween activity supplies
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Love having food coloring for dyeing sensory supplies and liquids (water, vinegar).
- Black plastic spiders or Halloween colored spiders
- Mini Cauldrons or Mini Pumpkins
- Plastic Eye Balls (these are usually at the Dollar Store and a way better deal there if you get there)
- Dollar Store Bag of Random Halloween Toys (trust me, it’s there every year)
These are the “toys” for our Halloween activities. We gathered all these over a few Halloween seasons so don’t feel pressed to run out tomorrow and spend money on them all.
- Black Dot Stickers
- Orange Dot Stickers
- Halloween stickers (try this pack or this pack or ask a grandparent to send you both like I did)
Stickers are MAGICAL. For my activity loving kids, having seasonal dot stickers was absolutely necessary.
The activities I do with these Halloween supplies
YOU DO NOT NEED TO OWN EVERY SUPPLY ON MY LIST.
I collected these over years, and I make sure to save them for the next year. Buying a new supply or two each year gradually builds up your inventory.
Here are some of the Halloween activities I use these specialty holiday supplies for:
Are there more activities to use these supplies for?
Yes! There are lots of activities to use these supplies for.
Here are more ideas that use these same Halloween activity supplies:
- Pumpkin decorating with dot stickers
- Halloween potion bin
- Halloween bubble foam
- Spider ice Halloween activity
Frequently Asked Questions
Amazon, Target, and the Dollar Store are all places I check for Halloween supplies. Target and the Dollar Store tend to rotate their inventory each year which means we can usually pick up 1-2 new items every Halloween season.
Absolutely NOT. There is NO expectation to do Halloween themed activities. I choose to do them as a fun way to bring season fun into my house without a high cost.
Yes! Years ago, I made my first batch of Halloween “rainbow” rice – but dyed black and orange. That rice is now the age of a preschoolers. I store it in a plastic zipper bag and keep it with my Halloween decorations.
Susie Allison, M. Ed
Susie Allison is the creator of Busy Toddler and has more than 2 million followers on Instagram. A former teacher and early childhood education advocate, Susie’s parenting book “Busy Toddler’s Guide to Actual Parenting” is available on Amazon.
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