Inside: Use these Halloween kindness activities for kids to focus on and spread kindness during October.
Halloween is, of course, a kid favorite holiday.
It could be the costumes and dressing up to be anything you want.
It could be the Halloween parties, carnivals, and costume parades.
Or, it could be the obscene amounts of candy given to them.
And one of the easiest “teaching tricks” is to lean into what kids already love to teach them a concept you want to introduce them to.
So October and all things Halloween is the perfect time to also focus on social emotional learning and kindness.
To make kindness a habit, we have to consistently and intentionally teach kindness and give kids specific ways to show kindness to others.
So to make teaching social-emotional learning easier, we use these Halloween Activities for kids in this Halloween Kindness Bundle.
Why Kindness at Halloween is Important:
But during October, when the holiday craziness starts to gear up, it’s a really important time to focus on kindness and social emotional learning.
As kids run door to door trick or treating, it’s easy to push or grab or forget manners.
When kids dress up in costumes it’s easy to forget that other people have different likes and dislikes.
So it’s a great time to prep kids and focus on kindness so they remember to be kind when they’re trick or treating.
But we can’t cross our fingers and hope it works out. We have to explicitly and intentionally teach kids how to be kind.
So, we can read Halloween Kindness books like these with them:
And we can also explicitly teach kindness with this Halloween Kindness Bundle.
What’s Included in the Halloween Kindness Bundle:
This Halloween Kindness Bundle comes with:
1. Halloween Kindness Emergent Reader in color
2. Halloween Kindness Emergent Reader in black and white
3. Halloween Kindness Discussion Starters
4. Halloween Kindness writing prompts
5. Pumpkin Kind or Unkind Sorting Game in color and black and white
6. Pumpkin Kindness Writing prompts
7. Halloween Kindness Countdown Paper Chain
8. Halloween Kindness Role-Playing Cards
9. Halloween Kindness Notecards
10. Halloween Kindness Handprint Crafts
11. Pumpkin Craft and Write
- Small pumpkins in color to draw on
- Small pumpkins in color to write on
- Small pumpkins in black and white to draw on
- Large pumpkins in black and white to write on
- 5 different writing sheets to choose from
- Ideas to display kindness craft, publish writing, and connect to listening and speaking skills
How to Use the Halloween Kindness Activities for Kids Bundle:
Purchase the Halloween Kindness Bundle and then print out the resources you want to use first.
You can start by talking about kindness in October and why it’s so essential with the Discussion starters.
Choose which version of Halloween Kindness Emergent Reader you want to use (color, black and white, or the no illustrations version). If you use the black and white version, encourage kids to use these skin color crayons so they can draw their friends and family and teacher.
Kids can practice spreading kindness as they count down to Halloween with our Halloween Paper Chain Kindness Countdown. Every day, kids will rip off one of the paper chains, do the kindness activity, and be one day closer to trick or treating!
The visual representation of the paper chain will show kids how many days are left without you having to answer!
There are plenty of writing opportunities to connect creative writing and expository writing to kindness in October, including our Pumpkin Craft and Write and our Halloween kindness writing prompts.
Kids can sort kind and unkind actions as a small group or as a whole group game to determine what is kind and what is not.
They can practice different ways they can be kind on Halloween with the Halloween Kindness Role Playing Cards.
Kids can practice being kind with our Halloween Handprint Crafts. You can use the printables to create Halloween handprint art, then donate the art to a local nursing home or retirement center to decorate the halls and lobby.
Teaching kindness doesn’t have to be a chore, or something boring, or something hard.
We can do it in a meaningful, fun, hands-on way with the resources in the Halloween Kindness Bundle.
Ready to get it and focus on kindness this October with your kids? You need these Halloween Kindness Activities for kids!