Over the course of the last few years, I have been the room mom for my child’s school four different times. It is something I love doing, but it can be so. much. work. For the first couple of parties, I spent hours and hours cutting out each little craft. Now I spend a few minutes deciding on games and crafts for each party and then 10 minutes ordering everything on Oriental Trading. It completely takes the stress out of it! Here are some of my favorite classroom crafts and games both from Oriental Trading and made at home.
Halloween Classroom Crafts
These cute Halloween Magnet kits are perfect for a classroom party. You don’t need any extra supplies, they are all included!
Slap Bracelets are back in a big way! I love these bracelets because they are so so easy and any grade loves it. I have brought these to upper grades and lower alike and they are always a hit!
I have been using these Scratch Art shapes for classroom parties for years. The kids love them, they aren’t messy and they keep them occupied for quite a while!
Hand Print Bats
Monster Paper Bags
These are a great way to clear out the craft closet. Just bring whatever you have on hand, glue and paper bags! Perfect for young glasses.
A few more good Halloween Classroom Crafts:
Halloween Classroom Party Games
A perfect activity for older classes (or any class really) is a photo booth. I just bring a black sheet, photo booth props and my camera. The kids have an absolute blast. Seriously, they usually say it is the most fun they have had a class party.
I absolutely love this Spider Ring Toss from Oriental Trading. It is super affordable and inflatable, so easy to store! The kids get a big kick out of this one.
Cut ovals out of black construction paper, then tape three ovals to a roll of toilet paper to make a ghost. Repeat this until you have six ghosts. Stack the ghosts like a pyramid, with three on the bottom, two in the middle, and one on the top. Find a nice round pumpkin and remove the stem. Have the kids roll the pumpkin on its side to knock over your “ghosts.”
you can always pick up this Candy Corn version too.
Poke a Pumpkin
Fill a cup for each child at the party (or in the classroom) with fun prizes and treats. Place tissue paper over the top of the cup and add a rubber band to help the tissue paper in place. Glue the cups to a piece of foam core in the shape of a pumpkin. Add a piece of green paper to the top of the pumpkin to make it look more like a pumpkin. To play, each kid gets to pick a cup then punch their hand through the tissue paper to claim their prize. This game is always such a hit and every kid gets a prize! My kids love when I use these realistic body part gummies as the prizes.
Pin the nose on the pumpkin
This is a Halloween twist on a party favorite. Cut a large pumpkin out of a piece of orange poster board. Draw the eyes and mouth on the pumpkin, but leave the nose area blank. Cut noses out of black construction paper and add a piece of masking tape to the back of each nose. Blindfold each kid in turn, place a mouth in their hand, and have them try to place the nose in the right place.
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Halloween Tic Tac Toe
Draw a large Tic Tac Toe Board on the ground with chalk (if you are outside) or use masking tape if you are inside. Play typical Tic Tac Toe, but one player is pumpkins and one is spiders for a spooky take!
Witch Broom Limbo
It is just like typical limbo, but with a witch broom! How low can you go?
You can always grab this inflatable version from Oriental Trading too!
Dress the Mummy
Give each team a roll of toilet paper. Each team picks one person to dress up and they must use the entire roll of toilet paper to make them look like a mummy. The first team to dress their mummy and have the mummy run to the finish line wins!
Prizes for Games that are different than the norm.
I love bringing fun and unique prizes for the winners of the games. Here are some of my favorites!
Realistic Gummy Earthworms
Body Parts Gummy Candy
Lizard Lips Gummy Candy
Realistic Bugs Gummy Candy
Zombie Boogers Gummy Candy
Mummies Gummy Candy
Blood Bag Candy
Candy Corn Poop Gummy Candy
Severed Fingers Gummy Candy
What do you do for classroom parties?