Fun Halloween Activities with Toddlers

It’s that time of the year. Pumpkins, ghosts, goblins, witches, zombies, and monsters. No, I’m not talking about your extended family reunions, JUST KIDDING! It’s Halloween. My favorite holiday. While most people love scary decorations, haunted houses, and pumpkin carving, those can be hard to do with toddlers. Here are some fun activities to do with your little ones.

Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Check out the New Orleans Mom Guide to Pumpkin Patches for a list of great places to check out. This can be so fun with toddlers. Make it an adventure! Ask your toddler to find the biggest pumpkin, the smallest pumpkin, the pumpkin with the most bumps! They will have so much fun running around the patch. Most pumpkin patches have cute Halloween decorations that make great photo opportunities!

Pumpkin Painting

Once you’ve got the perfect pumpkin, it’s time to have some fun with the pumpkin. While pumpkin carving is a bit difficult for toddlers, mainly I cringe at the idea of sharp carving tools being used by 2-year-olds. Hahahahaha. A fun thing to do is paint pumpkins! Crayola and other companies make pumpkin paint. Lay down a couple of plastic covers on tables/furniture and let those creative minds work! I personally grabbed some paintbrushes, aprons, tablecloths, and fun stickers at the Dollar store. Worked perfectly! You can even have a prize for the best pumpkin. 

Bake Halloween Treats

Like I’ve mentioned many times, cooking with your toddlers is so much fun! If this sounds too stressful, Mommas, don’t. You can get the premade Halloween cookies that you can just cut and bake. Grab some cute Halloween-shaped molds and bake some Halloween cupcakes/muffins or let your toddler decorate some cupcakes with fun Halloween sprinkles! 

Tour Homes with Halloween decorations

We personally go all out with decorations inside and outside the house! It is fun to decorate with kids. Nightly, we take our toddler on walks with our fur babies to check out the decorations of our neighbors’ homes. Make it a game! Count how many ghosts you see or spiders. Drive-by neighborhoods with fun decorations!

Kristina Robertson
Kristina is originally from Miami, Florida but calls New Orleans home for the last 8 years. She got her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and her Podiatric Medical Degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Kristina and her husband moved to New Orleans to lay some roots in the Big Easy. She is currently co-owner and practitioner at NOLA Sole Podiatry. She has a lovable and amazing daughter, Victoria Isabel. In her downtime, she loves being out and about with her husband and daughter. They love trying new restaurants and going to festivals. We love exploring different cultures and cultural events here in New Orleans and loves exposing her daughter to them. She also loves going to parks with her family and furbabies. Kristina loves supporting dog rescues and wishes she could rescue all the adoptable dogs in NOLA but will settle for 2 right now.


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