Six Mindful Activities for a Calm Halloween
Halloween is scary, terrifying, exciting – and for many children – overstimulating. Our resources can help your child keep their sense of calm throughout the spooky season.
Halloween can be an overwhelming sensory experience for many children, and when coupled with the sugar from the annual sweet drive, it can leave many kids feeling out of sorts.
Here are six resources you can download right now to have a calmer Halloween:
Spider Web Breathing – A fun and simple breathing exercise which helps your child to practise some deep breathing to regular their breaths and emotions. Have them trace their finger around the web, breathing in and out, until they reach the spider.
Halloween Scavenger Hunt – Trick or treating can be scary and exciting, why not take along this Halloween Scavenger Hunt this year and help your child become more in tune and mindful of their surroundings? They can tick off the things they see and hear as they make their way round, helping them to remain grounded and focused on their environment.
Build a Skeleton – Have fun creating your own Halloween decoration with our spooky skeleton! Sitting down to create your own decorations is a great mindful experience, having children cutting, glueing and crafting can help them to feel calm and focused and give them a sense of accomplishment. Optional – use split pins to make a skeleton that moves!
Face Your Fears – Let’s get thinking about the things that scare us and what make them so scary. Perhaps it’s spiders or monsters – the trick here is to draw them so that they become less scary. Perhaps it’s a spider with a silly face and a party hat or a skeleton with a funny moustache? Make those fears seem less fearful and have a great laugh with this activity! Your child can also do this for their teacher’s and friend’s fears to prompt discussions around phobias and why we feel scared.
Halloween Colouring – We have lots of mindful colouring sheets online now including sheets for our younger minds (we promise these are cute and not scary!) plus our spider web intricate colouring sheet for older children. This one has been extremely popular – and with unlimited downloads – you can print and colour as many times as you want!
Pumpkin Emotions – A simple and fun emotion activity, children can either draw the two emotions they feel at that moment or during Halloween, or maybe they just want to design two silly pumpkin faces. Anything goes in this activity!
We have lots more activities coming throughout October for Halloween and the approaching half term, including more resources for older children age 9-11.
Keep your eyes peeled or sign up to our mailing list to see what’s added and when.