Halloween Sudoku puzzles {free Halloween printables}

Halloween Sudoku || Gift of Curiosity

It has been a long time since I've created a Sudoku game to share with my readers. But with Halloween approaching, I thought it would be the perfect time to celebrate pumpkins, witches, and haunted houses with my Halloween Sudoku game. Sudoku is a great way to exercise one's brain with fun, engaging, puzzles that stimulate critical thinking and cognitive skills. I hope your kids will enjoy my Halloween Sudoku puzzles while they give their brains a workout. Note: You can find more Halloween printables on my Halloween Activities for Kids page. I used to be a total Sudoku fanatic, although I … [Read more...]

The magic ghost {Halloween science}

The magic ghost || Gift of Curiosity

I call this activity the "magic ghost" because doing this activity will make a "ghost" magically appear before your eyes. Of course, the magic ghost isn't really magic at all. Instead, it's just some good old fashioned Halloween science at work. But the effect is awesome, and this activity got squeals of delight out of my kids. The magic ghost is super simple to do - there's a good chance you already have everything you need to do this Halloween science activity! Note: You can find more Halloween activities on my Halloween Activities for Kids page. These are the supplies you need to do … [Read more...]

Kid-friendly Halloween decorations

Kid-friendly Halloween decorations || Gift of Curiosity

My kids get really excited about decorating our house for the holidays. In fact, they were asking to put up our Halloween decorations back in September. I, however, said they had to wait until October. :-) Well, October rolled around and they spent a very happy afternoon bringing our Halloween decorations out of storage and arranging them in our living room and on the front porch. One of the highlights for me was seeing all the Halloween crafts they had created in previous years. It was fun to see their work from a younger age and see how far they have progressed in their skills over … [Read more...]

Halloween search games {free customizable printable}

Halloween search games || Gift of Curiosity

Some of the most popular games in our house right now are search games. What are search games? Search games, as we play them, are a fun hide-and-seek game that allows kids to practice skills such as letters, numbers, shapes, colors, sight words, math facts, and much more. I have now created a fully customizable set of six different Halloween search games that I am sharing with you in the hopes that your children will enjoy them as much as my children have. Note: You can find more Halloween activities on my Halloween Activities for Kids page. Many of my printable packs includes search … [Read more...]

Pirate sensory bin and small world play

Pirate sensory bin and small world play || Gift of Curiosity

My kids and I had so much fun learning about pirates during our recent homeschool pirate unit. I always like to include a sensory activity in our unit studies, so it was natural that I would create a pirate sensory bin for my kids. Unlike many of the other sensory bins I have created, however, this one was set up as both a sensory bin and an opportunity for small world play. Indeed, my kids had a blast making up pirate stories with this bin and acting out various pirate scenarios we had read in all the books about pirates we got to enjoy. I created this bin in a large but shallow plastic … [Read more...]

Pumpkin outlines {free printables}

Pumpkin outlines || Gift of Curiosity

Sometimes when you are doing an art project, the only thing you want or need is a simple outline illustration. Indeed, it was that sentiment that led me to create these pumpkin outlines printables. Note: For more pumpkin activities and fall-themed printables, see my Halloween activities for Kids page and my Fall Activities for Kids page.  You can use these pumpkin outlines to create all kinds of creative pumpkin-themed art. You can draw within the outlines or cut the outlines out to surround your own artwork. The download includes three pages with three different sizes of pumpkin for … [Read more...]

Mason jar jack-o-lanterns

Mason jar jack-o-lanterns || Gift of Curiosity

These mason jar jack-o-lanterns were surprisingly easy to create, and they make an awesome Halloween craft for kids and grownups alike. Our mason jar jack-o-lanterns are currently adorning the table in our entryway, and I expect they'll make an appearance on our front porch for Halloween. These are going to be a fun Halloween decoration for years to come. Note: You can find more Halloween activities on my Halloween Activities for Kids page. To do this project, you'll need to start with the following materials: A jar Orange tissue paper (we used these tissue squares) Some watered … [Read more...]

Bat crafts for Halloween {Weekly Kids’ Co-op}

Bat crafts for Halloween || Gift of Curiosity

With Halloween approaching, Halloween imagery is starting to appear in our neighborhood. Witches, spiders, ghosts, skeletons, and bats are all around. Get into the season with these super fun Halloween bat crafts your kids can make! Note: For more kid-friendly Halloween activities see my Halloween Activities for Kids page. Hanging bat craft from Buggy and Buddy Flying bat silhouettes from The Jenny Evolution Halloween bat craft from Mini Monets and Mommies Handprint and toilet roll bat craft from Our Little House in the Country For more … [Read more...]