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Toddler and Preschooler Halloween Playdough Activities

Playdough is one of our favourite things and whether you use our homemade playdough recipe or buy from the store there are so many simple activities you can set up for your child to play at Halloween. So we’ve hunted for our favourites and wanted to share them with you. Here you go some fantastic Halloween Playdough Ideas for your toddlers and preschoolers.

Collage of the best Halloween playdough activities and mats for toddlers and preschoolers includes pumpkins, bats, zombies and more

Halloween Playdough

We love our homemade playdough and whether you have a child that puts everything in their mouth or one that doesn’t we have recipes that are easy to make, quick and great for kids to use.

how to colour your edible play dough

Why not make a batch of edible playdough or use our Autumn Playdough Recipe and colour with black, orange and green food colouring for some scented Halloween fun.

Once you have your playdough made or bought it’s time for some fun activities.

Playdough Activities and Ideas for Halloween

Set up some of these simple activities for Halloween with your toddlers and preschoolers for some not so spooky fun.

Halloween playdough Activities and ideas collage


A great activity for kids to set up an invitation to play with this pumpkin playdough recipe.


Have fun making spooky playdough bats – provide some white and green playdough along with the black to create fun faces on the bats.


We just love this playdough tray to create some spiders. Paper straws and googly eyes make this a fun activity for your toddlers and preschoolers to do independently.


Another fantastic invitation to play with these Halloween Monsters Playdough. If you make your own why not use some neon food colouring for even brighter more vibrant monsters.

Aliens from out of Space

Make some crazy and scary aliens with this invitation to create some Aliens with Playdough.

Zombie Monsters

Another fun monster but this time zombie playdough monsters. My kids love all these monsters and like being provided with different items and colours to change the way that they look.


Another spooky Halloween idea create some playdough skeletons (don’t forget to use eco-friendly cotton buds though!)

Halloween Themed Playdough Mats

Apart from invitations to play playdough mats are a great way to use playdough and combine with learning. These fantastic Halloween Playdough Mats are great for your toddlers and preschoolers to use.

Collage of halloween playdough mats for toddlers and preschoolers

Halloween Playdough Mats

Looking for a selection of different playdough mats to use with your toddlers and preschoolers this Halloween we love this set of playdough mats. They feature haunted house, cauldrons and more…

Pumpkin Shape Faces

A great activity for maths this pumpkin faces playdough mat uses different shapes to create the features of your Jack-O-Lantern.

Counting Spiders

Another maths playdough mat this time counting spiders. Use the playdough to form the number and add the correct number of spiders to the mat.

Roll A Skeleton

Turn the playdough mat into a game with this fun Roll a Skeleton playdough mat. My older kids like playing this as well as my preschooler.

More Halloween Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Looking for more Halloween fun for your toddlers and preschoolers check out these other ideas below

homemade halloween paper chains with free printable jack-o-lantern faces to make with kids
spooky halloween rhymes for toddlers and preschoolers
A guide to the best Halloween Books for toddlers and preschoolers, discover this fun none scary books that you can share together.
collage of halloween themed playdough activities for toddlers and preschoolers

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