Fall weather and Halloween spell lots of fun, themed projects and games for kids in after school programs. We’ve gathered some activities and crafts for a spooky good time!
After School Group Ideas for Halloween Arts and Crafts
For those days when the group is ready to get creative, check out these options for Halloween arts and crafts projects that everyone is sure to b-oooo and ahh over.
This Halloween project incorporates creativity into learning about bats, one of the most unique creatures on our planet. All you’ll need is black cardstock, wiggly eyes, beads, glue, scissors and pencils. Check out the example project and full instructions here.
Students can dress up with some boo-tiful Halloween accessories after completing this Ghost Necklace project. All it takes is construction paper, yarn, a hole punch, black markers, scissors, tape, and a little spooky-themed creativity. See how to put together this craft here.
There are few things that bring out the Halloween spirit better than a creepy or friendly creature puppet. With a little creativity and potentially some glitter, your after school group can make spook-tacular Halloween-themed puppets for acting out stories. Check out the full lesson plan here.
Combine some Plast’r Craft, wiggly eyes, scissors, paint and glue with a toilet paper roll to make these friendly or creepy Halloween characters. Check out the lesson plan here, and get your group’s creativity flowing with this Halloween craft.
Beware! Bat Cave
Bats love caves, and this fun project allows each artist to create their own bat cave for Halloween decor. Take some glue, markers, paper pads, recycled cardboard boxes, string, scissors and tape together to make and decorate a bat cave like the one shown in the example here.
More After School Program Activities and Ideas
To see more ideas for activities and crafts you can implement with your after school group, take a look through the other blog posts on our site. We have a great collection of ideas for games and art projects that are enjoyable for groups of all ages.