A bit stuck on what to this half term? We have a great selection of Autumn printables for you to try out.
Planning an Halloween party? Print off and cut out our Spooky Halloween Garland.
Or give our pin the spider on the web game ago.
Try our Autumn pairs game, fun for all the family.
We also have a great selection of Autumn and Halloween colouring sheets for you to print off.
We love these fall playdough mats from tots schooling.
Your child can learn to draw a hedgehog with Activity Village.
If you fancy getting out and about try nature detectives new woodland adventures booklets.
Have fun dressing up these halloweenie paper dolls from babalisme
For more free printables visit our Pinterest Board
Planning a Halloween party? We’ve already given you great ideas for Halloween food and a free printable spooky garland to decorate. Now its time for the party games!
Bobbing for Apples
A classic game but a good one. You just need a bowl/bucket of water and some apples. Let each child try to get a apple just using their teeth. You may want to have a few towels on hand to dry off and cover the floor.
Bobbing for Marshmallows
This one is a little bit messier but so much fun. You need plain flower and white marshmallows. Cover a large plate in flour and mix in the marshmallows. Each child has to find a marshmallow in the flour just using their teeth.
We love this game from Christina’s Adventures. Lots of fun to be had with these boxes.
Print off these free Halloween bingo cards from Crazy Little Projects and have a game of bingo.
Pin The Spider on the Spider Web
A twist on pin the tail of the donkey. Download and print off our free printable web and spiders below. The person closest to the centre wins.
Wrap The Mummy
To play this you need lots of toilet roll! Spilt the children into two groups. One of them will be the mummy and the other children have to wrap them in tissue. The first group to cover their mummy wins.
The autumn half term and Halloween are just around the corner. Don’t panic we have plenty of ideas to help you keep them entertained.
We loves these Toilet Roll Bat Buddies from MollyMoo.
These Pumpkin decorations from Here Comes The Girls are brilliant.
Why not make a Halloween Moon Mobile. Activity Village have a great tutorial.
Not feeling crafty and fancy some baking instead? Try our Witches Fingers .
Try these easy mini donut spiders from Its Always Autumn
We also have some free Halloween printables for you to download. Decorate with our spooky garland.
Or if your looking for something a little less messy try our Halloween and Autumn colouring sheets.
Find more inspiration on our Halloween board.
Our Children’s Design a Pumpkin Competition was so popular last year we have decided to run it again this year!
We want to see your children’s pumpkin designs. They can either carve a pumpkin or download and print off the template below and use that to colour, paint or embellish.
Once it’s done take a picture and post it to twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #KOSSPumpkinGallery
You also need to tag us @mumscoffeeclub on both twitter and Instagram by 10pm Friday October 31st
The winning design will win a £15 voucher to spend at Kids One Stop Shop.
We can’t wait to see your designs!
Open to residents of the UK and ROI only
One entry per child
Children up to the age of 16 may enter
The picture must be posted on twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #KOSSPumpkinGallery and contain @mumscoffeeclub before the closing time and date or they will not be entered
The winner will be chosen within 7 Days of the competition ending
The winner will be notified by twitter and will have 5 days to accept the prize
Have a giveaway ending in October? Add them to the linky below. We will share it every #winningwednesday with on our social media accounts and pin on Pinterest.
On Wednesday we shared our printable spooky garland for your Halloween party and today we have some great biscuits for you to make
These are really easy to make and look great.
You start with a basic biscuit recipe feel free to use your own but this is mine:
You will need:
110g Caster Sugar
1 Beaten Egg
Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
220g of Plain Flour
50g Chocolate Chips
Strawberry jam to fill the finger nails
Beat the butter and sugar until soft and fluffy
Beat in the egg and vanilla
Add the chocolate chips and flour and combine to make dough
Wrap in cling film and chill for 30mins
Once its chilled pre heat your oven to 180oc/160 fan
Shape pieces of dough into long finger and make a little dip at one end
Place a blob of jam in each dip
Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown
Come back next week for some more spooky ideas!
We had so many great entries for the Children’s Pumpkin Design Competition. It was so hard to choose a winner.
As promised here are all the entries.
It really was a tough one for us to choose. First we whittled it down to our top 5:
So after a lot of deliberation our winner is……….
Summer age 9, tweeted by her mum @kelanab
Well done Summer we will be in touch shortly with your prize.
Don’t worry those of you that didn’t win we have a great Christmas competition coming up very soon.
What do you do with your Jack O’Lattern when Halloween is over? Do you throw it away? Well don’t it can be turned into some amazing recipes.
We have been online searching for recipes and here are our favourite:
We are drooling over these Cheese and Pumpkin Scones that Liz over Me and My Shadow has made.
Here Comes The Girls has a fantastic looking Pumpkin Cake recipe.
This Roasted Pumpkin and Caramelised Onion Tart from A Mummy Too looks amazing! I think we shall be having these on Sunday.
Fancy a soup? Try this Roasted Pumpkin Soup from Lipstick and Lace.
This Pumpkin and Sage Spaghetti from the BBC Good Food website looks scrummy and simple to make.
Love Food Hate Waste have a lovely recipe for Roast Pumpkin Lasagne
Looking for something a little funkier for Halloween this year? Well Kids One Stop Shop has is covered.
We have a great little collection of children’s Halloween costumes and clothes