Countdown to Halloween – the activity list (free downloads)

Halloween Countdown | | filled with games, activities and riddles for kids.

Countdown all 31 days of October to Halloween with this Halloween countdown. Below you’ll find free downloads for Halloween activities and Halloween riddles to slide into each pocket of your countdown.

(Remember that spooky black metal box with the spiers? – You gotta love a fun thrift store find!) I was able to use it for this Halloween countdown!

I’m such a sucker for cute scrapbook paper, especially cute Halloween paper. Along with some simple Halloween die cut shapes from Lifestyle Crafts, this Halloween Countdown was easy to make.

This advent is just little pockets with either a Halloween activity or a Halloween riddle inside each one. For the pockets, you could use this coin envelope die along with this nesting frame inside each envelope.

I also made a simple Halloween banner to go along with the countdown. For this banner I used these nesting pennant flags, along with some chipboard letters.

For the letters on the Halloween banner, I used DecoArt’s orange twist acrylic paint.

This entire project came about when our local t.v. show (Studio 5) invited me to be a part of a fun series “5 Days – 5 Ways”, they sent 5 bloggers these wooden bingo numbers, and invited us to come up with a creative project using them. With Halloween just around the corner…Halloween is all I could think of when I saw all 31 of these little bingo numbers.

If you’re local (Utah), I’ll be on Studio 5 today at 11 AM sharing this project, if you’d like to tune in! – I’ll post the video here once it’s online…unless I say something really embarrassing, then forget it! 😉 Here’s the segment:

These little bingo numbers perfectly matched these mini clothes pins that I had on hand, so I hot glued them together along with a magnet to the back, making them into little magnets. The great thing about this project, is that these little magnets can be used for other countdowns and advents too…like Christmas! You could do a cute Christmas advent like this one!

As a mom, I know how busy your days can get, so I included Halloween Riddles along with the Halloween activities. On those busy days, you can just slide in a Halloween riddle rather than doing an activity and call it good! You can plan this Halloween countdown a week at a time and do what works for you.

Here’s a great list of Halloween ideas and activities to do OR to make in counting down to Halloween. A fun thing every day all month long. (I’ve included this list with links to help you understand some of them better.)

01. Visit the pumpkin patch
02. Decorate pumpkins without carving them (fun for early October)
03. Carve pumpkins
04. Make pumpkin pancakes with black cinnamon syrup for breakfast
05. Tell ghost stories with a flash light
06. Host a Halloween party
07. Make candy corn rice krispie treats
08. Decorate for Halloween inside and out
09. Make a new Halloween decoration
10. Have a Halloween muffin tin lunch
11. Decorate spooky graham cracker candy houses
12. Make Halloween cookies
13. “BOO” one of your neighbors with a Halloween treat – “You’ve been boo-ed!”
14.  Halloween sidewalk chalk
15.  Make hotdog mummies for a Halloween dinner
16.  Host a witches brew – this one is for mom :)
17.  Make spider ice cubes
18. Watch Wizard of Oz for the BEST. WITCH. EVER.
19. Make caramel apples
20. Have spider web soup for dinner (with grilled cheese sandwiches, of course. :))
21. Download and color a Halloween picture – best coloring gets a prize
22. Have pumpkin ice cream sandwiches for dessert
23. Paint something in glow in the dark paint
24. Take pictures in your Halloween costume before the big night (this one is for mom :))
25. Watch your favorite Halloween special (maybe – Charlie Brown?)
26. Make spider cider
27. Print and frame your own spooky photos of yourself
28. Go through old magazines and make a Halloween Inspiration board
29. Have a game of Pumpkin Bowling
30. Play a game of pop goes the pumpkin
31. TRICK or TREAT!! – wahoo!

Follow these links to download your (free) Halloween Countdown + Halloween Riddles:

The list of Halloween activities + riddles
Halloween Activities 1 (to be cut apart for the countdown)
Halloween Activities 2 (you will print 1 and 2)
Halloween Riddles 1 (without the answers)
Halloween Riddles 2 (you will print 1 and 2)

Happy 31 Days! :)

*The answers to the Halloween Riddles are listed on “the list” printable page, so you can have them guess the answers.

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  1. says

    DARLING Kami! You come up with the cutest stuff! And so many fun Halloween links to check out. I remember and love them all! I’m officially naming you the “holiday queen!” :)

  2. virginia says

    I love your ideas especially for the Halloween activities and riddles. However, I was unable to print the answers to the riddles. How do I get these? Thanx!!

  3. Lysa says

    Such fun ideas! I especially love the mummy hot dogs and cheese ghosts. My kids lunches are going to be very fun next month thanks to you!

  4. Melanie Stimpson says

    Kami, I loved your video that you posted for studio 5. I miss good things Utah Studio 5 since living in AZ. I went through some serious withdrawls when I moved here :). Thanks for sharing!

  5. Allene Doyle says

    Thank you so much for sharing! I love the activities and riddles. I was also wondering where to find the answers to the riddles. Thanks again.

    • says

      Hi Allene!

      The answers to the riddles are listed on “the list” printable, so you can have them guess them.

      Just make sure you print that one out too, and you are set!

  6. Tyra says

    Hi, Kami!
    I found this idea on Pinterest, and I’m so anxious to get started making one. Can you tell me what die you used to cut out your pocket envelopes? I like the size so much. Thank you!

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