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Things To Do On Halloween At Home With Family
Wondering what can kids do on Halloween and still have fun even when stuck at home? For your Halloween activities party or Halloween activities for families.
(Enough ideas that you’ll never need to ask what should i do on halloween with my kids again!)
How do you make Halloween fun at home?
Whether you need Halloween activities for toddlers, Halloween activities for kids, ideas for a Halloween activities party, or even something for adults and the whole family, try these family Halloween fun tips!
What to do on Halloween at home:
- Make a no-sew Halloween monster
- Have a pumpkin toss
- Have a mini pumpkin hunt (like a Halloween egg hunt, but with pumpkins!)
- Do a no carve pumpkin craft instead of carving pumpkins
- Make a spooky corn or hay maze in your yard or basement
- Hide mini pumpkins in piles of leaves
- Build a Haunted Halloween Gingerbread house and decorate with Halloween candy
- Have a blindfolded Halloween candy taste test to guess the candy
- Make special drinks for Halloween for kids like Monster Milk
- Make a Halloween candy wreath
- Have a Zoom Halloween costume party with friends and family (or a Zoom Halloween sleepover!)
- Create creepy crawler food snacks
- Fill a pumpkin with your family’s favorite Halloween candy
- Make campfire s’mores and tell ghost stories around a fire for spooky things to do on Halloween night at home
- Make Jack-o-Lantern smoothies
- Play ghosts in the graveyard
- Learn all about pumpkins (like: is pumpkin a fruit?)
- Bake pumpkin seeds
- Make your own Halloween events for kids and have a front yard or balcony costume parade
- Make purple Halloween popcorn balls
- Do face paint Halloween for kids
- Eat “worms” in a hotdog bun for a spooky snack
- Learn about Day of the Dead
- Bake pumpkin cookies from scratch
- Make pumpkin cake pops
- Bake “witches fingers”
- Have a Halloween sleepover party (even with just the family!)
- Need things to do on halloween teenager ideas? Let your older kids have a teen Halloween party at your house (learn what to do on Halloween as a teenager here)
- Watch super scary Halloween movies -OR- a family Halloween movies (A Halloween movie marathon is perfect if you need things to do on Halloween at home by yourself, too!)
(SEE LIST BELOW ON HOW TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT HOME: Get more Halloween ideas and activities below – even good for Halloween activities toddlers!)
What to do on Halloween if you’re not trick or treating?
Not trick or treating, but still want to have fun with candy?
What to do with Halloween candy at home:
- Give your kids treat bags customized with their favorite treats and snacks
- Make stained glass cookies out of hard candies
- Snickers Salad with Apples
- Brownies with leftover halloween candy – almost any Halloween leftovers are good in brownies (M&Ms, Nerds, chopped up candy bars, etc.)
- Leftover Halloween candy bark
- Come up with fun drinks using Halloween candy
How do you teach kids about Halloween?
Halloween activities for kindergarten and up:
- Watch videos on the history of Halloween for kids
- Read books about Halloween
- Learn about traditional Halloween food
- Learn about the history of pumpkins in Halloween
- Research the history of costumes and why people dress up for Halloween
- Learn about why people say “trick or treat”
- Do fun Halloween crafts
These are fun facts about Halloween for kids…
Why do we say trick or treat?
The earliest versions of “trick or treat” were found in Canada in 1927. The phrase is said by children wishing to get Halloween candy from neighbors. It means that if children are given a “treat” then they won’t perform a “trick” on the neighbors later.
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Let’s get to the good things to do on Halloween at home!
Things To Do On Halloween For Kids
Here are the best things to do on Halloween at home and have fun with the whole family — Halloween activities preschool and up (even fun things to do on Halloween for adults, too!).
Looking for some things to do outside the home, too? Search things to do on Halloween near me online and add to your things to do at home during Halloween AND outside the home!
We hope you have fun with things to do at home this Halloween!