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I don’t know how the weather has been for you guys this Fall but it’s sucked here in Tennesee lately.
It was hot up until about a week or so ago and has been on and off rain. Especially during the weekends when my husband is actually off work for us to have family time. Big time bummer!
Needless to say Hailey and I have been needing some extra activities to keep ourselves occupied, plus I love Halloween so TaDa! Easy Halloween activities for toddlers here we come!
I see so many cute ideas floating all over Pinterest, but in all reality, I need something cheap and easy for Hailey.
She just recently turned two so her attention span is that of a goldfish currently and so she doesn’t sit still on one item for very long at all.
I plan to try some of the more in-depth activities as she gets older but for right simple and sweet is perfect for us.
The first one we tried and her favorite is her sensory Halloween theme box.
All items I bought at the dollar store so not expensive and I always keep her sensory box out for a couple weeks for her to go back to.
Halloween theme jingle bells (pretty sure it’s a door hanger for decoration, but hey she loves it.)
Some plastic garland
A witch and ghost that light up and make some pretty annoying sounds when turned on. (My husband picked them out and later regretted his decision, but of course, they’re her favorite items. )
Plus some of the other random items I used in her previous Fall sensory box.
I wasn’t crazy about how sticky the spiderweb was in all honesty. It stuck way to well to the other items and Hailey was so not interested in trying to unstick them so we quickly just scrapped that.
Everything else was saved and she still plays with it at least once daily and I made it at the beginning of this month.
Another super easy but an all-time favorite are just basic window clings. She absolutely loves them. I just keep them on the window for her and she will go back to it several times a day usually.
Our third project was “decorating” paper pumpkins with stickers.
I used basic construction paper and a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter. I bought the stickers at the dollar store, and Bam! pretty decorated paper pumpkins.
Very quick, easy, and quiet activity. You can’t get much better for indoor toddler activities, am I right?
The last one we have tried so far was just basic painting a pumpkin.
We used a real pumpkin and I just painted it white so the colors would show up better. I already had some Crayola paint and brush.
She actually did this activity twice. Like I said before she doesn’t focus on one activity for long so I usually just plan for it that way.
Here are some other ideas I’ve found that I plan to try but haven’t attempted just yet:
Pumpkin guts https://www.mamashappyhive.com/8-pumpkin-activities-for-toddlers/
Pumpkin moon sand http://parentingchaos.com/pumpkin-scented-moon-sand/
Autumn leaf sun catchers https://artfulparent.com/simply-gorgeous-autumn-leaf-suncatchers/
Now Fall doesn’t end in October so if you want some more easy Fall theme activities check out my post here for some ideas.
If you need some ideas for some cute Halloween Photos for you to take of your kids I posted an article a couple weeks ago that’s been a hit! Check it out here
Let me know how your little one enjoyed any of these activities or if you have some more ideas in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!
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