Halloween Activities for Kids (STEM Learning!)
Halloween can be a brilliant time to introduce some fun and gross educational STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities. There are so many different Halloween science experiments that can be done during the season, creating those “icky” things kids usually love. These Halloween activities for kids are perfect as seasonal homeschool ideas, party games or just for fun! After you’ve picked your favourite, make sure you check out my other homeschooling blog posts for homeschool resources and inspiration!
If you’re looking for some fun Halloween STEM Activities for kids then look no further because here is a list of our favourite free STEM activities for Halloween.
Candy Pumpkin Catapults – Kids will love learning how to build a catapult to launch small candy pumpkins with this STEM activity.
Handwashing Science Experiment – This experiment is all about germs and what can happen if you don’t wash your hands. This is also a great reminder for them that they need to regularly wash their hands with soap and water.
Pumpkin Slime – Jiggly slime with pumpkin that can be created when you decorate with the inside of goop and seeds from the pumpkin.
Jack-O-Lantern Slime– If you’re not into using actual pumpkins to make slime, this Jack-O-Lantern slime is the perfect alternative.
“M is for Monster” Preschool Activity – This monster science experiment will have kids in awe as they create this self-inflating ghost balloon.
Glow in the Dark Water – Creating things that glow in the dark is always fun and this activity shows you how to use tonic water and a blacklight to create this spooky water. You can also use some common household chemicals to see how different things affect the glow.
Halloween STEM Costumes – Not just a fun science Halloween project, this also doubles as a fun LED Halloween costume that kids can wear trick-or-treating.
Mutant Eggs – See what happens when you take an egg and mix it with various household ingredients. There are a few other fun projects and experiments listed that kids will love to try.
STEAM Spider Webs – Allow the kids to get in on the action of decorating for Halloween and learning at the same time by creating these fun spider webs.
Ghost Styrofoam Ball Structure – Kids will love building these ghostly structures with just a few simple supplies.
Preschool Steam Activities – Three different STEAM activities including Playdoh Spider Webs, Spooky Shadow House, and a Halloween Cup Stack activity for hands-on learning.
Mummified Apple Experiment – See exactly how apples react to different types of preservatives with this fun apple experiment.
Halloween Pumpkins with Squishy Circuits – Circuit projects are huge for science and these festive squishy circuits for Halloween are great for the season and learning about circuits.
Halloween Candy Science Experiments – Using Halloween candy for this Candy Chromatography and Chocolate Mystery Experiment, kids will have fun with these hands-on activities.
Minecraft Creeper Rockets – Maybe not specifically for Halloween, but those Creepers from Minecraft can be a bit spooky so kids who enjoy the game will love creating these rockets.
Halloween Tangrams Math Activity – Halloween themed tangram puzzles that kids will enjoy creating and using for various math activities.
The Physics of Fake Blood – A fun physics-based activity that’s icky, gory, and gross, this activity lets kids explore how different ingredients create either realistic or not so realistic fake blood.
Dissolving Peeps – See what Peeps do when they are placed in water, vinegar, milk and and other solutions.
Jell-O Brains – A gross, squishy, fun activity for kids showing them how gelatin changes when it’s either cooled or heated.
Pumpkin Guts Sensory Exploration– Perfect for kids who love getting messy and gross, this pumpkin guts exploration ends with a squishy sensory bag ideal for Halloween! Little ones will feel like they have made their very own Halloween science lab!
I hope you have enjoyed these STEM based Halloween activities and science experiments for kids. If you liked this post you’ll probably love my other posts on educational fun in my homeschooling blog section!