Candy is not the only great thing about Halloween. It is a chance to work on fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination while having fun at the same time. From ghosts to witches, there are a number of activities you child or student can do that will help increase fine motor skills. For some children and adults with disabilities, struggle with fine motor skills. These activities are a chance to improve the coordination between the brain and the muscles including dexterity and motor control. Click on the links below.
Besides trick or treating, Halloween provides a great opportunity to participate in some fun art and craft activities. Each of the craft activities provide multi-sensory opportunities. The following activities are items easily found around the home.
Bottle Bats– Halloween bat made from recycled materials
Craft Sticks Spider Web– Create a spider web using craft sticks
Halloween Coloring Pages-Several coloring sheets with a Halloween theme.
Halloween Lesson Ideas– A website that contains several lesson plan ideas
How to carve a pumpkin– A lesson plan with a step by step guide on carving a pumpkin
Lollipop Ghosts– Using lollipops to create an inexpensive treat
Mosaic Pumpkins– easy to make pumpkin design
Paper Plate Spiders– Create spiders using regular paper plates
Paper Plate Witch– Create a paper plate witch using your own hands
Pasta Skeleton– A skeleton made by gluing dried pasta on black paper
Pastel Spider Webs– Art lesson that focuses on lines, shapes and colors
Pumpkin Candleholder– An easy to make pumpkin candle holder
Trick or Treat Jug– Create a jack o’ lantern using a milk carton