Get ready for falling leaves, cooler weather, and spooky surprises with these hands-on activities for kids.
Leaf piles and pumpkins and no school, oh my! Try one (or all) of these fall ideas with your kids. For a longer activity outside of the house, find Fall Break camps and classes near you.
1. Glow-in-the-Dark Water
Nothing says “spooky” like things that glow in the dark. Take your Halloween party to the next level with this recipe from The Science Buddies on how to make glow in the dark water from two very basic items.
Glow in the dark water from Science Buddies
2. Design Your Halloween Costume
It’s not too early to start thinking about Fright Night! Skip the expensive, pre-made costumes this year and get creative. Try putting together your entire costume using household items and stuff you already own.
Halloween Costume Workshop @ Camp Couture
3. Play a Game!
With minimal setup and simple rules, this version of a Native American stick game by My Creative Life can be played by even the youngest members of your family.
Native American Stick Game from My Creative Life
4. Halloween Countdown Calendar
Countdown calendar from Lakeshore Learning
5. Take a break, go to camp!
Thanksgiving Art Camp @ Achievers
Full day and half day camps can keep your kids engaged and busy over school holidays. Many even have special themes for their Fall Break Camps.