Let’s kick off October with 31 days of October Activities for Kids! These kid-friendly spooktacular activities bring Halloween fun with pumpkins, spiders, bats, witches, and even a ghost or two.
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October Activities for Kids
A little confession, October is one of my favorite months as a parent. It might be because it’s my birthday month but honestly, it’s just a super fun month for hands-on fun with kids as a parent or teacher.
If you’re looking for a few quick ideas for October these are my favorite posts about Halloween.
- Halloween Party Games
- Halloween Movies for Kids (includes checklist)
- Witch Themed Party Ideas for Kids
You can throw together a quick Halloween Party or playdate with friends using these ideas. Plus they are great Halloween Ideas for a Class Party.
In this guide you’ll find a collection of kid activities that are perfect for October. I’ve included them all linked below for you to explore. You can also print out our October Calendar to have it all planned for you.
There are many holidays that are celebrated in October. Here are a few October themes to consider using with creating activities for your child this month.
October Themes for Kids
- Breast Cancer Awareness
- Fire Safety
Need the specific dates? Use this guide on October Holidays and Observances.
I’ve created a free October calendar for you to use with your child. It’s packed full of 31 days of activities for hours of spooktacular fun and sneaking in a little learning too. DOWNLOAD & PRINT NOW
This free calendar is part of our monthly activity calendar series, click here to learn more.
Let’s explore these fun activity ideas for October!
When we think of October, pumpkins are one of the first things that come to mind. They come in all shapes and sizes and make the perfect learning opportunities. Start off your pumpkin fun by watching on of our Pumpkin Patch Virtual Field Trips or head to your own local pumpkin patch.
Get started with this ultimate list of Pumpkin Books for Kids!
Add a little spook to your October with these “not so scary” monster activities that encourage creativity and a little bit of learning too.
It’s the perfect time of year to learn about bats with your child. Grab a few bat books from the library and use these bat activities for some Halloween themed fun.
Spider webs are everywhere with Halloween decorations, add to this fun by using a few fun spider activities with your child.
We’re pretty excited that the new Hocus Pocus Movie is coming out this year. Here are some fun witch themed activities to add to the excitement.
It’s not Halloween unless you have a little fun with ghosts. Here are a few kid friendly ghost themed activities to add a little spook to your October.
One of my favorite Halloween books is The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything which just so happens to have a surprise scarecrow at the end. These activities are great to tie in with all the scarecrow decorations we see during October.
Kid Friendly October Recipes
Head to the kitchen for some pumpkin fun this month. These kid friendly recipes are perfect for the kids to make.
Halloween Activities for Kids
Halloween Books for Kids
Grab a book for October with these fun children’s books and tie them into one of featured activities for this month. There are so many cute books for Halloween! Here’s a few of my favorite.
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Little Blue Truck’s Halloween by Alice Schertle
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills
Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything by Linda Williams
Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler
Gustavo, the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago
For even MORE BOOK recommendations, take a look at our Collection of October Read Alouds for Kids.
Halloween Craft Kits for Kids
Want a quick craft idea for Halloween? Here are a few that are available on Amazon.
October Activity Calendar
Here’s a special October activity calendar just for you! I’ve organized all of these activities and themes for a spooktacular month with your child. 31 days of ideas! DOWNLOAD & PRINT NOW
Things to Do in October with Kids
There are so many ideas for what to do with your child this October. We hope you’ve found these helpful as you plan out your month ahead.