What better way to celebrate a Halloween classroom party than with fun and creepy crafts and treats? Especially when the kids get to dive in alongside their classmates and make them themselves. I’m using several of these ideas for my own kindergartner and 3rd grader, but they should be appropriate for any elementary stage or skill level. So in honor of this super spooky holiday, here are a few Halloween craft and treat ideas to get the ball rolling for your own ghoulish classroom party!
Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without a few creepy-crawlies lurking about. These Spider Pops by Spoonful are easy enough for even the youngest of kids to make, are budget friendly and most importantly, YUMMY!
Graveyard Pudding Cups
These super cute Graveyard Pudding Cups by Party Pinching will be a hit with the kids, no matter what age! You can make these before the party or have the students assemble them. With this kind of cuteness, either way they won’t last long!
Scary Popcorn Hand
Doesn’t this Scary Popcorn Hand by Top Party Ideas look good enough to eat? Lucky for you, it is! Have the kids assemble this “hand” with just a few ingredients. You could even substitute the popcorn for some other tasty snack like cheerios or goldfish crackers.
Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins
In our neck of the woods, the school rule is that at least one classroom party treat must be healthy. Never fear though, healthy doesn’t have to mean boring or bland. The Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins by One Little Project pictured here are nutritious and delicious. Hey, no one has to know that we slipped a few chocolate chips in!
Mandarin Orange Cups
If peeling clementines or bananas (see above) isn’t your cup of tea, here’s another idea: Mandarin Orange Cups by Simple Girl. You honestly can’t get any simpler than this! All it takes is a box of mandarin orange cups, a few sharpie markers (probably best for the older kids if using themselves) and then “carve” out any face you desire. These are also wonderful treats to send in your child’s lunch!
Halloween Paper Plate Ghosts
Alright, so these ghosts may be a tad more cute than spooky, but they are still so much fun to make! Halloween Paper Plate Ghosts found on Examiner.com are great for the younger crowd who just want to glue, glue, glue! The best part is, you might even have most of the materials already. Parents and students alike will love hanging these around their house for decoration.
And for the grand finale… I give you: Pumpkin Bowling
The moment I saw this bowling game, I KNEW I had to incorporate it into our classroom party. I mean, who in their right mind wouldn’t want to play Pumpkin Bowling? Well, besides the teachers who may be a little unsure of turning their classrooms into bowling alleys. This version by Chocolate Cake Moments looks like a blast. You can also get creative and use other items for “pins” like stacked cups, cans, empty 2 liter bottles or paper towel rolls. Decorate them however you want, line them up and let the students have at it! A tip: you may want to put down an old tablecloth or other covering for the “lane” in the event of any pumpkin “catastrophes”. I can’t think of a better way to end a party with a bang than this!
I hope these tips and ideas for Halloween crafts and treats for the classroom will help you with your party planning process. The students will truly appreciate anything that you do. And if all else fails, throw in a bit of candy, a cool costume parade or some spooky background music and you’ll have it made!