Preschoolers are tons of fun and they love learning and exploring the world. They also get super, super excited about Halloween. Which makes doing Halloween activities for preschoolers a blast!
At STEAMsational, we believe that even the youngest kids can benefit from STEM activities and science experiments, so most of the Halloween activities on this list are Halloween STEM-themed!
Keep reading to find out what to buy for Halloween classroom activities and to find the Halloween activity ideas!
Adorable STEM-Themed Halloween Activities for Preschoolers
There are so many fun ways for preschoolers to explore STEM! And during the spookiest holiday, why not take advantage of the fun themes of Halloween and mix them with the fun of hands-on preschool science!
What is Preschool STEM?
Research shows that STEM activities are helpful for kids of all ages as it helps them perform better in every area of school and also helps them retain what they learn longer.
But even though preschoolers are very young, they are little sponges and want to learn everything they can about anything!
Which makes it the perfect time to introduce them to the world through a STEM lens.
Three and four year olds can explore the sights, smells, tastes, feel, and sounds of Halloween for a full sensory experience that helps them learn about the world.
Using science and math terms while doing activities with preschoolers and allowing them to build and design their own activities are the first beginnings to a lifelong love of STEM activities for kids!
Preschool Halloween Activity Supplies
If you’re doing Halloween activities with preschoolers (particularly Halloween STEM activities!), you’ll want to have these supplies on hand:
For the activities listed below, you’ll also want to have on hand:
- Elmer’s glue
- Liquid laundry starch
- Play dough
- Baking soda
- Plastic straws
- Soap coloring
- Craft supplies
- Science flasks/beakers
- Plastic jars
- Mason jars
- LEGO bricks
Fun Halloween STEM Activities for Preschoolers
If you’re teaching preschool this year or have a preschooler, you know just how much fun holidays are for them!
But Halloween can be tricky with preschoolers because there are so many scary themes.
But in these preschool-friendly Halloween activities, preschoolers can focus on learning and exploring without feeling scared or spooked in any way!
Instead of learning to be afraid of Halloween, preschoolers will have a blast and beg to do these Halloween STEM activities over and over!
Learn about bones when you make a simple Cotton Swab Skeleton!
Practice gluing, building, and creating wen you create your own monster.
Practice cutting skills when cutting out these Halloween shadow puppets.
Build those pre-writing skills by poking pencils through this brain in a bag is also a lot of fun.
Preschoolers can explore chemical reactions in a kid-safe way when they try this Halloween lava lamp!
Glow in the dark oobleck is a favorite with the preschool set.
Preschoolers will adore making glow in the dark fluffy slime– and you’ll love that it’s less messy than oobleck.
If you have preschoolers in the classroom or at home, they will be fascinated by making these Halloween monster eggs!
Preschoolers will love exploring the basics of physics when they make and play with a Halloween catapult.