60+ ideas for a frightfully fun Halloween half term

Spooky, simple and super fun! Try these boredom-busting activities to keep kids busy all week!

Written by Sara Conway

These dark, dreary days make us want to hide under the duvet with a biscuit (or the whole packet) – BUT NO SUCH LUCK. Because half term is here AND it’s Halloween – double woo!

Don’t worry. Here are 50+ ideas to take the horror out of the holidays. They’re suitable for kids aged 3-plus, and they all give 5 minutes back to you.

Halloween sorted

1-5 – Try these frightfully easy outfits

6-10 – Little monsters can make these spooky accessories themselves!

11-15 – Fewer tricks and more treats with these sweet snacks

– Having a monster bash? Check out BBC Good Food’s scarily good recipes here

16-22 – These creepy crafts will get you in the ghoulish mood

23-27 – Need a fast Halloween hack? We’ve got some fab face painting ideas

28-31 – We love these wet weather Halloween makes from Mum in the Madhouse

32 – This easy skeleton craft from Rainy Day Mum tickled our funny bones!

 That’s Halloween sorted, but for the rest of half term try these ace autumn activities.

27-31 – Collect leaves and make cute autumn artwork

32-37 – Get the welly boots on to brave the bad weather

Or snuggle up and stay indoors… (we don’t blame you!)

38-42 – All you need is paper and crayons for these drawing games

43-47 – These super cute raisin box crafts that are sure to give you 5 minutes peace!

47-51 – Try these yummy fridge treats. It’s baking without the fuss (and all the taste!)

52-56 – Celebrate the magic of Diwali with these festival activities

57- 61 – And finally, after all that, just pull the duvet over you all and play our duvet story games – it’s what you deserve.

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