Pretend Play Ideas for Halloween

These pretend play ideas for Halloween are sure to provide hours of imaginative playtime fun! These ideas are simple to set up and can be made using dollar store items or other supplies you probably already have on-hand. Lots of spooktacular creative play activities to explore!

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Pretend Play Ideas for Halloween

Here are 5 of our favorite pretend play ideas for Fall:

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Pretend Play Ideas for Halloween

Witch Spa!

A great use for any leftover bits of make up you may have lying around. This simple witch spa set up would be the perfect activity to go along with the book Boo- la-la Witch Spa by Samantha Berger

Pretend Play Ideas for Halloween

Spider Shop

Introduce early math skills with a spider shop. Kids can practice counting, simple addition, and calculating change while being festive and having lots of fun! You can find spider toys at your local dollar store, or make your own with pipe cleaners.

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

Homemade play dough is so much fun to make! This recipe for Pumpkin Pie Play Dough will make your home smell like Fall has arrived. One of our all-time favorite recipes for homemade play dough because of its super soft texture. It only take a few minutes to prepare!

Pretend Play Ideas for Halloween

Pinecones and Pumpkins Stand

Gather up pinecones from the yard and combine with a few mini pumpkins for this pretend shop activity. Simple, yet fun! Afterwards, you may want to try some of these pinecone crafts together.

Pretend Play Ideas for Halloween

Spider’s Web Deadly Diner

A silly and spooky version of a pretend diner that uses a creative menu of specials. This diner is sure to delight even the pickiest ghosts and goblins with options including: Poison Ivy Salad (leaves), Worm Pasta (strips of cut up tan felt), and Deep Fried Spider Legs (plastic spider rings).

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