Get those stickers ready! It’s time for Halloween I-Spy – a super quick and engaging activity for toddlers and preschoolers. This takes only a minute to set up.
What is the Halloween I-Spy?
Nothing fancy going on over here – just a quick and easy Halloween activity for toddlers and preschoolers (and older kids too). Make a simple Halloween I-Spy for something fun to do.
Remember: activities do not need to be complicated to be memorable, fun or impactful. This is a perfect example.
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- Butcher paper
- Washable markers: I bought this bulk pack 4 years ago and we are still working our way through it
- Painter’s tape: Another item I buy in bulk
- Halloween stickers
There are just a few activity supplies I keep around for Halloween. We pack them up and store them with the decorations year after year.
In this version of I-Spy, I pre-made a “game board” filled with stickers to spy. It’s the perfect way to play this inside AND with a holiday twist on it.
- I started by rolling out the paper and hanging it on my wall with painter’s tape. I use painter’s tape because it’s made to be safe for walls.
- I put tons and tons of Halloween stickers over the wall – making sure to space them out and use a good variety.
- Then I handed a marker over to my daughter (4) and we started to play I-Spy.
I chose to do this part for my child. It would also work to have another child create this Halloween activity for a friend or sibling.
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This is how we played Halloween I-Spy
I gave her simple clues and asked her to circle the character when she found it. Things like “I see 7 candy corn” or “I see 4 pumpkins.”
She had a ball looking around the paper for the different stickers and really studying / noticing them. This was a chance to really see and view the stickers.
Is she learning anything by playing this?
Why yes, yes she is.
She’s working on her:
- Arm strength working on a vertical surface
- Hand-eye coordination
- Pencil grip
- Visual discrimination
- Counting skills
- Spatial awareness
Who know a bunch of holiday stickers and some wipe paper would end up being so much fun and learning.
Other easy Halloween activities
If you’re in the market for easy Halloween activities, try a few from this list:
- Dot sticker pumpkins: follow the outline of pumpkins with dot stickers
- Halloween bubble foam: create an easy bubble foam bin of “spooky foam”
- Clean the pumpkins: give the pumpkins a bath
- Paint the pumpkins: try painting pumpkins with washable paint
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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