Secret Coding Picture Halloween Activity for Kids

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Printable Halloween Activities: The Coolest and Scariest Ideas for Kids.

Are you looking for a cheap Halloween activity, something to keep the kids entertained over half term or maybe for some kid’s halloween party ideas?

Try one of our free printable Halloween activities for kids. Today we have a secret coding picture activity sheet to share, and this one is great for older kids.

Halloween printable for kids Secret coding picture pumpkin face

How to do the Secret Coding Picture Activity


All you will need is a printer, our print out (free instant digital download at the end of this blog post) and coloured pens or pencils in red, orange and yellow.


This printable involves following the instructions to reveal the hidden image, which is Halloween themed. (Spoiler alert – it’s a pumpkin face)

Kids will need to start at the dot and then move along the correct amount of spaces in the direction shown, following the arrows.

Once they have followed all of the arrows, the final image will be revealed and they can also complete the anagram at the top of the page to reveal the word Pumpkin Face.

Give this print out to your kids and their friends and race to see who can be first to discover what the hidden image will be!

older kids on halloween

Printables are ideal for Halloween Activities that Won’t Break the Bank, but will keep the kids busy and entertained.

Let’s take a look at the educational benefits of this coding picture activity!

And if your kids enjoyed this activity, we are pretty sure they will also love these secret codes for kids, which can be used all year round.

The Importance of Encouraging Children to Learn STEM Skills

Learning STEM skills is important in order to help children be prepared for the future. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These skills are helpful in building a foundation for knowledge and understanding of concepts that will help them be successful in the future.

STEM-related jobs are expected to grow by 17% in the ten years 2016-2026, which is much faster than other occupations. This means that more and more children will need to become familiar with these skills if they want to compete for these jobs. One way to do this is with our secret coding picture activity for kids.

One of the most fun STEM areas that kids are drawn to is coding. Coding activities don’t need to be difficult or complicated to set up. Try this free coding printable for an easy creative activity that builds in coding skills, all with a Halloween theme for spooky fun!

halloween coding activity for kids

Above you can see the print out, before completion and below is an example of how the picture will be once your child finishes completing the code.

Once they have completed the picture, challenge the kids to colour it in and decorate. This will make a cool pixel art pumpkin picture.

secret coding picture pumpkin

Download the Pumpkin Coding Picture File

Click the download button below for your free instant digital download of this coding picture activity PDF file to enable to you complete this fun and educational Halloween activity with the kids.

After they finish this activity, why not challenge the kids to create their own Halloween coding pictures with instructions so that they can swap and complete each other’s secret pictures. What will they make?! This can keep the kids busy for hours – and learning too!

The Complete Guide to Hacking Your Kid’s Halloween Party With These Awesomely Clever Ideas

Need more ideas for a cheap halloween activity? Try these suggestions and your kids Halloween party will be ready in no time, with Halloween games for kids, Halloween crafts for kids, Easy Halloween snacks and treats, and more!

We hope you enjoyed all of these Halloween ideas for kids.

Share the Fun

Please feel free to share the link to this blog post with your friends and family on social media, so they can also print out this activity.

Why not add it to your Halloween Pinterest boards – thanks for your support.

Free printable Halloween coding picture for kids. Halloween STEM activity for older kids, great educational activity for halloween party

Happy Halloween Everyone!

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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

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