15 bonfire night activities for kids
Posted on October 12, 2016

15 Bonfire Night Activities for Kids

Activities/ Autumn/ Bonfire Night/ Craft

After covering Halloween last week I thought I’d move right on to Bonfire Night. I love Bonfire night, I do think it should just be kept to one night though as there seems to be many different displays happening for a month or so… It really does make it feel less special.

We always go to our local display which is usually on the 5th November. There are certain things like making toffee that has to happen in our house every year without fail; so I’ve included that and some other awesome activities that you can do in preparation for Bonfire night with your kids. 


Get the kids to make their very own fireworks in a jar and learn all about the science behind it too.


We love these firework cookies, you could do what I do if you’re a bit short of time… Use shop bought biscuits and just decorate those. The decorating is the best bit anyway 😉


My two love getting the paints out so this bonfire craft will be perfect for them, especially as you can use your fingers for this one!


My teeth don’t love me for making treacle toffee anymore but I still have to try. I love the stuff and it’s one of those things that takes me right back to my childhood.


This bonfire craft brings the outdoors indoors! It will give you a chance to head out for a nice long walk to find some pretty leaves to use to make your picture.


Anything that makes a mess is usually a hit with my two so they are going to love these confetti popper rockets! Not only do they look brilliant but they are so much fun too, even more fun if you hide a few treats in them 😉


I simply cannot put a post like this together and not include these gorgeous looking bonfire cupcakes! Perfect if you’re having a little bonfire party 🙂


Do you find it tricky to get your mouth round a toffee apple? Then why not have a go at making these chocolate toffee apple slices, much easier for kids to get in their little mouths.


Fireworks are so pretty to look at and this firework painting recreates all that prettiness! You can never have too much glitter right 😉


These wet chalk fireworks are wonderful if you don’t fancy getting the paints out, there isn’t a great deal of mess and the chunky chalks make them perfect for toddlers!


It wouldn’t be Bonfire night with toffee apples, would it?!


How awesome do these breadstick sparklers look, I bet they are super tasty too! I am sure these will be a huge hit with the kids and grown ups too!


If you don’t fancy taking the little ones out in the cold why not have a go at making this indoor campfire instead.


These firework rings are so quick and simple to make!


My favourite firework as a child was a Catherine wheel, I always found them so mesmerising! I’m sure all little ones will just love to do this Catherine wheel craft.

So there you have 15 bonfire night activities; I hope you enjoy them and whatever you do on Bonfire night make sure you wrap up warm and stay safe 🙂


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  • Reply Little B & Me November 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Oh my gosh!
    I love your ideas, I know its today & B’s in bed but I really do want to try a few of these with him!
    Especially the cookies, he’d absolutely love those

  • Reply Sarah Humphreys November 4, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Some great ideas here, my son loves icing rich tea biscuits- i think we will have a go at the firework effect . I have also seen the breadstick sparklers on instagram, I have bought some ingredients to have a go at making our own version. yummy.

  • Reply Cardiff Mummy Says November 3, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Lovely ideas. I particularly liked the breadstick sparklers and what a great idea to do chocolate apple slices rather than whole apples. Have shared on my Facebook page. X

  • Reply Rachel Palmer October 30, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I love crafting with the children. Messy kids = happy kids! Some great ideas here x

  • Reply Nicky a October 29, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I love the look of th firework painting! And also all of the good looks so good, I’m definitely a foodie over here! What a great excuse to have something, or a few thing, sweet!

  • Reply Nicolette Lafonseca Hargreaves October 28, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Thank ypubfor compiling this list I plan to use a lot of them at the home ed group in a few weeks

  • Reply Rachel @ The Daisy Pages October 28, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I’m so looking forward to bonfire night and these activities look so amazing. In fact, I’m heading over to find out more about those bonfire cupcakes right now, yummy!!

  • Reply Jess @ Catch A Single Thought October 28, 2017 at 7:25 am

    I much prefer Bonfire night to Halloween so we always try to make a big deal out of it. I will definitely be trying some of these suggestions this year, thank you!

  • Reply Michelle Ross October 28, 2017 at 12:27 am

    This is a great list of different activities. Has given me new ideas on things to do with my kids 🙂

  • Reply munchies and munchkins October 27, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Some gorgeous ideas here, we do the breadsticks sparklers!

  • Reply Amina October 27, 2017 at 12:02 am

    I want to try all these ideas! The treats look delicious! I think people at any age would enjoy this!

  • Reply Eva Katona October 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    What a great list of ideas. I especially liked the confetti rockets and the sliced apples covered in toffee chocolate-easier to little people to eat it.

  • Reply Fritha Strickland October 18, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    those rockets are brilliant ideas! Crafting is one of Wilf’s favourite things to do ever so I need to try these with him! x

  • Reply Emma October 18, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Lovely ideas Sonia, I especially like the cupcakes!

  • Reply Karen Langridge October 17, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I really like all these ideas, sadly our community bonfire night isn’t going ahead this year due to lack of support so I am keen to celebrate in our own way at home. Now I have lots of activities thank you! x

  • Reply Kara Guppy October 17, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    The treacle toffee looks amazing

  • Reply Michelle Twin Mum October 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Ohh treacle toffee, it has been years since I’ve tried that, very yummy. Mich x

  • Reply Zena's Suitcase October 15, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I love these ideas, especially the bonfire cupcakes. I can see us making a few batches of those

  • Reply Candace October 14, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Such lovely activities for little ones. Just love the bonfire cupcakes

  • Reply Sarah, Things Sarah Loves October 14, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Really like the idea of making firework cookies. They look delicious!

  • Reply Lisa Jane October 13, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Love these ideas. Particularly the fireworks in a jar

  • Reply Emma Raphael October 13, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I miss Bonfire night… What a fabulous array of Bonfire Night ideas! I come from Yorkshire originally so we always made toffee too, and parkin! 😀

  • Reply Cass@frugalfamily October 13, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    What a great selection of Bonfire night crafts – I may even have to try a few with my two 😉

  • Reply Kara Guppy October 13, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I cannot wait for bonfire night, the rockets look very effective

  • Reply Alex October 13, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    When I was little I liked very much to do these kind of things.

  • Reply Emma October 13, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I’ve been looking for bonfire and firework night inspired crafts. I’ve already done a few of these, but I’ll be setting up some more after reading this ?.

  • Reply Fozia S October 12, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Love those cupcakes!! Will have to try the firework painting with the little one

  • Reply ANGELA HAMILTON October 12, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    oohhhh love them all but my favourite has to be the fireworks in the jar!!

  • Reply Jen Walshaw October 12, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Oh there are some amazing crafts there. We LOVE bonfire night

  • Reply Liz Burton October 12, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Oooh what a fab collection! I’m excited for bonfire night. The toffee and those amazing bonfire cupcakes <3

  • Reply Clare's Little Tots October 12, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Thank you for sharing our bonfire craft. Those bonfire cupcakes look amazing I need to bake these with the little ones 🙂

  • Reply Kim Carberry October 12, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Oh wow! Great ideas. I love the look of the breadstick sparklers x

  • Reply JuggleMum, Nadine Hill October 12, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Bonfire night lends itself to many sparkly crafts. I like the painted fire picture you did. Some great ideas here!

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