30 Best Halloween Activities for the Entire Family That Are Wickedly Fun

All your little guys and ghouls will have a blast this October.

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This October, there’s so much more to look forward to than trick-or-treating and dressing up (though these are both admittedly pretty great). You can keep your family entertained all month long (yes, really) with these fun Halloween activities for all ages. Thanks to new recipes, crafts, and games, you can count on a jam-packed, spectacularly spooky agenda with your whole crew. Certain fall outings are absolute musts, like visiting a pumpkin patch to stock up on front porch jack-o'-lantern decorations (or pretty painted creations!). And speaking of decor, use this opportunity to turn your house into a haunted mansion with DIY projects and wreaths. Naturally, what would Halloween be without a selection of family-friendly films for your Friday movie nights, with potion-inspired popcorn to go along? There’s plenty more fa-boo-lous eats where that came from too—we’re talking downright bewitching cupcakes, or appetizers for your holiday party so easy that your little helpers can actually, well, help. And on Halloween night itself, keep your sugar-hungry monsters at bay by busting out some festive renditions of Bingo, bowling, corn hole, and mini golf. Or, pass some fun (and candy) onto your neighbors by “spooking” them when they least expect it. Don't let the cooler weather prevent your and your kids from having tons of fun this October—because you now have so many things to cross of your checklist!

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Rainy Day Mum
Make Tasty Treats in Mini Cauldrons

Popcorn or a potion? It's almost impossible to tell with this delightfully eerie Halloween snack, which little ones can also help out with.

Get the recipe at Rainy Day Mum.

SHOP MINI CAULDRONS

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Creative Family Fun
Put on a Ghoulish Stick Puppet Show

Swapping scary stories just got even more spook-tacular thanks to these easy DIY props.

Get the tutorial at Creative Family Fun.

SHOP CRAFT STICKS

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Simple Everyday Mom
Give Rocks a Fa-Boo-Lous Halloween Look

Yep, rocks can be cool—especially on Halloween. Collect a few smooth stones from the backyard and encourage your kids to transform them into any monster of their choosing.

Get the tutorial at Simple Everyday Mom.

SHOP PAINT PENS

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Bob For Apples in the Backyard

Believe it or not, bobbing for apples used to be a popular fortune-telling Halloween tradition—and a superstitious matchmaking opportunity for single young women! Keep some semblance of the custom alive this year using fresh farm picks and a galvanized tub.

SHOP TUBS

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See Vanessa Craft
Make a Wonderfully Wicked Halloween Decoration

Transform your kids' handprints into boo-tiful paper ghosts, which can instantly give a burlap banner or plain pumpkin a festive feel.

Get the tutorial at See Vanessa Craft.

SHOP BURLAP BANNER

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Lil' Luna
Bake a Ghoulish Batch of Monster Cookies

Step aside, Halloween candy—there's a new sweet treat in town. Whip up your own Monster Mash in the kitchen with these gooey delights.

Get the recipe at Lil' Luna.

SHOP CANDY EYEBALLS

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Kid Friendly Things to Do
Turn Cones Into Candy Corn

Meet the best way to combat post-dinner boredom this October: a candy corn ring toss game. Using glow stick necklaces, this activity only gets better once the sun goes down.

Get the tutorial at Kid Friendly Things To Do.

SHOP GLOW STICKS

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Simple As That
Try Out a Creepy-Crawly Hairdo

Whether for her school's Halloween party or just for fun, give your daughter's hair a hauntingly cool makeover.

Get the tutorial at Simple As That.

SHOP BLACK PIPE CLEANERS

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Kids Activities
Get Creative With Your Holiday Beverages

Every Halloween celebration could use some party punch (aka witch's brew), and these tantalizing fog beverages take the cake.

Get the recipe at Kids Activities.

SHOP PUNCH BOWLS

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Easy Peasy and Fun
Read a Scary Book...With a Vampire Bookmark

Sink your teeth into a spooky book as a family, then mark the spot where you left off with a fantastically batty DIY bookmark.

Get the tutorial Easy Peasy and Fun.

SHOP GOOGLY EYES

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Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Visit your local pumpkin farm and pick up the perfect gourds to transform into jack-o’-lanterns.

SHOP PUMPKIN CARVING KIT

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It's Always Autumn
Make Printable Halloween Masks

Let your little ones get creative as they fill in these masks by encouraging them to use lots of color.

Get the tutorial at It's Always Autumn.

SHOP COLORED PENCILS

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The Crafting Chicks
Create Halloween Paper Lanterns

This super simple craft is cute enough to display with your Halloween home decor.

Get the tutorial at The Crafting Chicks.

SHOP GLUE STICKS

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Lil' Luna
Cook Fun, Festive Finger Foods

Ask your kids to join you in the kitchen to make easy appetizers everyone will want to eat. May we suggest these adorable (and yummy!) pumpkin quesadillas?

Get the recipe at Lil' Luna.

SHOP BAKING SHEETS

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I Heart Arts n Crafts
Craft Pumpkin Slime

Kids can channel Frankenstein when they experiment with whipping up their own ooey-gooey slime.

Get the tutorial at I Heart Arts n Crafts.

SHOP MASON JARS

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Turn Your Home Into a Haunted House

Turn outdoor decorating into a family activity! Together you can hang a wreath, string up some lights, and assemble a display of pumpkins.

SHOP WREATHS

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Tatertots and Jello
"Spook" Your Neighbors

This game will spark some spooks in the entire neighborhood! Stuff a few goodie baskets with Halloween treats, leave them on your neighbors' front doors, and then direct them to do the same.

Get the tutorial at Tatertots and Jello.

SHOP BASKETS

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DIY Your Kids' Halloween Costumes

Sure, store bought costumes are fine, but a homemade ensemble lets your kids' creative ideas come to life. You can even take it a step further and make your own outfit, too!

SHOP HOT GLUE GUN

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One Mama's Daily Drama
Embark on a Halloween Scavenger Hunt

As you and your kids embark on an eventful evening of trick-or-treating, challenge them to tick off as many boxes as they can on this scavenger hunt.

Get the tutorial at One Mama's Daily Drama.

SHOP PAPER

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Disney
Plan a Halloween Movie Marathon

Spend a day, weekend, or even the whole month of October, and watch the spookiest and silliest Halloween movies.

SHOP "HOCUS POCUS"

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Crazy Little Projects
Face Off in a Halloween Bingo Game

Host a game night and play this themed version of Bingo. Don't forget the candy corn markers!

Get the tutorial at Crazy Little Projects.

SHOP CANDY CORN

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Brian Woodcock
Whip Up Some Sinfully Sweet Halloween Treats

Candy may be delicious, but there's nothing sweeter than baking some holiday goodies together as a group.

SHOP CUPCAKE LINERS

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Giggles Galore
Roll a Strike in Mummy Bowling

Don't get too "wrapped up" in who's winning this spirited competition.

Get the tutorial at Giggles Galore.

SHOP BOWLING PINS

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Brian
Throw a Halloween Party

A well-planned celebration will ensure you and your guests have an absolutely spooktacular time.

SHOP SKELETON DECORATION

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Ella Claire
Pin the Spider on the Web

This game is super-simple to make and play. See who can put the spider closest to the center of the web—no peaking!

Get the tutorial at Ella Claire.

SHOP TAPE

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Brian Woodcock
Paint Your Pumpkins

Try something new with your jack-o’-lanterns this year. Carving is cool, but painted pumpkins are so pretty!

SHOP ACRYLIC PAINT

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Crafts Unleashed
Try DIY Halloween Cornhole

Give cornhole a Halloween update by painting a web onto the board and subbing in faux-spiders for the bags.

Get the tutorial at Crafts Unleashed.

SHOP CORNHOLE GAMES

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The Real Thing With the Coake Family
Make Some Wickedly Cute Halloween Crafts

Decorate your home with easy DIY Halloween projects, like these black-and-white pillows.

SHOP PILLOWS

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A Girl and a Glue Gun
Set Up a Pumpkin Golf Halloween Game

Fore! The whole family can practice their putting prowess with this golf game.

Get the tutorial at Eighteen 25.

SHOP FAUX PUMPKINS

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Gifts of Curiosity
Play Toilet Paper Mummies

Pass out a few rolls of toilet paper to the kids and watch them get a kick out of wrapping each other up.

Get the tutorial at Gifts of Curiosity.

SHOP TOILET PAPER

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