1. Open-Ended Potion MakingYou don’t need much for potion making – just a few containers (fancy containers work best), food coloring, vinegar, baking soda, and imagination. My daughter went wild making potions of her choice.
2. Accessorize Your PotionsAdding Halloween accessories (think Dollar store!) will make your potions appropriately spooky. Little Bins for Little Hands packs a lot of Halloween science fun in this guest post for B-Inspired Mama
3. Make Spooky EruptionsGood old vinegar and baking soda again, but Blog Me Mom upgraded a “spookiness factor” by adding themed containers and black tempera paint to her spooky Halloween eruptions.
4. A “Must Have” Halloween PotionGrowing a Jeweled Rose is a queen of glow play. The “magic ingredient” in most of her mixtures is glow water, which looks amazing but surprisingly easy to make.
5.Glowing GoopAlso from Growing a Jeweled Rose comes an extension of glow water – a mysterious goblin goop – perfect for Halloween!
6. Glow in the Dark PlaydoughRegular play dough is too boring? Enchant your kids by this glow in the dark homemade playdough version from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots.
7. Make Use of Pumpkin GutsDon’t throw out pumpkin guts! Make a pumpkin slime instead using this pumpkin slime recipe from Learn Play Imagine.
8. Pumpkin OobleckAnother recipe for pumpkin guts comes from Inspiration Laboratories. This time they are mixed with water and cornstarch to make pleasantly smelling pumpkin oobleck.
9. Pumpkin Puffy PaintThere is something magical in microwaveable puffy paint. Fun At Home With Kids shares a perfect fall scented puffy paint recipe for pumpkin and apple puffy paints.
10. Gross Jell-O PlayGross out your kids or party guests with this jelly messy play from Nurture Store.
11. Dry Ice MagicDry ice bubbles create a proper atmosphere and infinitely fascinating for scientists big and small. This activity from Not Just Cute is definitely on our list of things to do!
12. Fake BloodDo not limit yourself to red paint! Steve Spangler Science offers proper fake blood recipes and discusses the differences between them. Let it flow!
13. GROSS EDIBLE BLOOD WORMSThis jell-o blood worms from The Idea Room will be a cool addition to a Halloween party or to sensory play. Don’t they look disgustingly real? I am still undecided whether I want to try them or not!
More Halloween Fun?
Spooky Footprint Haunted House Craft from Play Dough & Popsicles
Halloween Number Game from Adventures of Adam
Halloween Tree | A Fall Nature Craft for Kids from FrogMom
Halloween Movies Not Scary from iGameMom
Monster Learning Activities for Halloween from Books and Giggles
Halloween Board Books from The Jenny Evolution
Halloween Read and Play from My Storytime Corner
Free Tarantula and Spider Do-a-Dot Printables from Living Montessori Now
Halloween Preschool Printables from Living life and learning
Gross and Jiggly Halloween Jello Worms: A STEM Activity for Kids from Schooling a Monkey
Gruesome Nibbles from Tales of Education at Home
Halloween Phonics Worksheet -Color by Letter from Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound ReadingPumpkin fairy house from The Usual Mayhem
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