Need things to do on Halloween at home, creative Halloween activities indoors, or ideas for Halloween for kids and toddlers? We have ideas for things to do on Halloween night, activities for after trick or treating, and even enough to do for fall themes activities all month to October 31! All fun, safe, and cheap things to do with family on Halloween!
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 or what are fun at home Halloween activities 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 (enough for an entire Halloween week ideas!).
Here are Halloween things to do at home with kids and what to do on Halloween at home and creative kids Halloween activities!
How can I have fun on Halloween without trick or treating?
- Make a no-sew Halloween monster (one of my favorite kid Halloween activities!)
- 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 or painting pumpkins (I love this for creative Halloween activities for younger kids)
- Do Halloween scavenger hunts for special prizes
- 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 (one of our favorite fun Halloween activities at home and even fun for Halloween activities for adults!)
- Have a blindfolded Halloween candy taste test to guess the candy
- Play the toilet paper mummy game
- Make special drinks for Halloween for kids like Monster Milk or witch punch
- 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 or other spooky snacks
- Fill a pumpkin with your family’s favorite Halloween candy
- Make campfire s’mores and tell ghost stories / or a scary story around a fire for spooky things to do on Halloween night at home
- Make Jack-o-Lantern smoothies
- Play ghosts in the graveyard or build a backyard haunted house
- Learn all about pumpkins (like: is pumpkin a fruit?) – makes a great Halloween unit study homeschool!
- Bake pumpkin seeds
- Make mini tissue paper pumpkin crafts
- Watch Coco and do Coco movie projects
- Make your own Halloween events for kids and have a front yard or balcony costume parade
- Make purple Halloween popcorn balls (purple people eater popcorn balls)
- Learn Is Pumpkin A Fruit?
- Do face paint Halloween for kids
- Eat “worms” in a hotdog bun for a spooky snack (funny Halloween activities ideas for preschoolers and young kids)
- Learn about Day of the Dead
- Try the Switch Witch
- Bake pumpkin cookies from scratch
- Make pumpkin cake pops
- Bake “witches fingers” or other gross Halloween foods
- Have a Halloween sleepover party (Halloween sleepover ideas that are fun even with just the family and fun indoor Halloween activities for all ages!)
- 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!)
- Dress like the Addams Family and watch old The Addams family TV shows or the Wednesday show
- Search Halloween event ideas for families near me and have fun at local Halloween events
SEE LIST BELOW ON HOW TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT HOME: Get more Halloween ideas and Halloween activities at home below – even good for Halloween activities toddlers! KEEP SCROLLING for the fun list of Halloween at home activities!
What to do on Halloween if you’re not trick or treating?
Not trick or treating, but still want to have fun with candy? Here are Halloween activities to do at home with candies…
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
- Make Snickers Salad with Apples
- Bake Brownies with leftover halloween candy – almost any Halloween leftovers are good in brownies (M&Ms, Nerds, chopped up candy bars, etc.)
- Make Leftover Halloween candy bark
- Come up with fun drinks using Halloween candy
(KEEP SCROLLING for complete list of fun Halloween activities for children!)
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 and then make theme Halloween crafts to go with them (fun Halloween kid activities for preschool and kindergarten)
- 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 and easy Halloween crafts
FUN HOLIDAY TIP: Check out this cool FAVORITE HOLIDAYS book!
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.
MORE HALLOWEEN FUN / HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES
Make Glowing Pet Ghosts In A Jar (one of our favorite cool things for Halloween!)
Let’s get to the good things to do on Halloween at home! So, what can you do for Halloween at home or what are some good family Halloween activities?
Tons of Fun Things To Do On Halloween For Kids (Fun Halloween Activities For Kids And Adults!)
These are the best things to do on Halloween at home and have fun with the whole family and fun Halloween traditions to start this year — Halloween activities preschool and up and even fun things to do on Halloween for adults, too!
You don’t need to go trick or treating to get into the Halloween spirit! These are fun Halloween things to do with kids when stuck at home, fun ideas for Halloween and even things you can use for Halloween party ideas for kids with close friends at home, things to do at a Halloween party for the spooky season for your Halloween celebrations.
Play Glow In The Dark Halloween Games
Huge list of fun games about Halloween to play at night or in the dark game ideas. You’ll find scary Halloween games to play in the dark for teens as well as easy nighttime party games for young kids and other fun Halloween activity ideas for a fun holiday evening at home on Halloween. If you’re looking for fun halloween ideas for all ages, try some of these!
Play The Halloween Saran Wrap Ball Game
One of our favorite The unwrap ball game (aka: Halloween ball game or Halloween candy game) is perfect for fun Halloween games for kids and adults, group games for Halloween party, or a fun fall festival party game! You can play the unwrap the candy ball game for any holiday (many play it as a Christmas Saran Wrap game) or event, but we made ours into a pumpkin game for Halloween.
Make Halloween Popcorn Ball Monsters
Need unique Halloween activities at home? Make these Purple People Eater popcorn balls with marshmallow—the perfect popcorn balls for Halloween if you’re looking for ideas for Halloween food or theme party snacks!
The great thing about these are that they’re fun Halloween activities preschool, toddlers, kids and adults and easy recipes that kids love! It’s a fun treat AND fun Halloween-themed treat to make!
Make No Sew Monsters
This Monsters Craft really is such an easy no-sew diy project option for all ages — these are cute and funny halloween activities and even easy halloween activities for school or if you need halloween activities indoors at home after trick or treating time.
These are surprising quick crafts that little hands can do, but crafts for teens and adults to enjoy, too!
Play The Halloween Candy Bar Game
The Witchy Poo Poo Game is a hysterical Halloween game for kids and adults both! It’s a Halloween guess game that uses melting candy bars and makes everyone laugh!
Play Pumpkin Games With Real Pumpkins
Huge list of games using pumpkins – including games with mini pumpkins and activities with regular pumpkins for fall games or fun Halloween game ideas (that goes beyond pumpkin carving contests!). Great for Halloween at home with kids!
Have A Hocus Pocus Party
Stuck at home on Halloween or want stay at home Halloween party ideas? Have a Hocus Pocus movie watch party (great alternative to scary movies) and then fun related Halloween activities! Great ideas for Halloween indoor activities!
Learn About Pumpkins And Pumpkin Lifecycle
Cover this, surprising pumpkin facts, get pumpkin children’s books ideas and pumpkin recipes for your fall cooking and baking! Good for fall lesson plans or Halloween lesson plans and Halloween activities at home!
Create DIY No Carve Pumpkins For Fun Halloween Things To Do For Kids Of All Ages
Great pumpkin ideas and a super cute NO CARVE pumpkin cat family that make fun-filled kid halloween activities for even toddlers, preschoolers, and Halloween activities for kindergartners because they’re no carve!
Have Fun With Dia De Los Muertos Activities For Kids
Not really part of Halloween, but you can continue October Fall celebrations with Day of the Dead. Learn: When is day of dead, is Day of the Dead religious, traditional day of dead costume and makeup, calaveras or DIY sugar skulls, how to make day of dead flowers, throw a party, and more Halloween activities for home!
Watch Coco and Do Coco Crafts
Have a fun Halloween movie watch party and add Coco activities for kids activities — great ideas for Halloween activities!
Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Learn how to roast raw pumpkin seeds or how to prepare pumpkin seeds for eating — fun Halloween step-by-step activity idea for Halloween at home and traditional activities for Halloween for kids!
Have a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Family Movie Night
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown makes the perfect at home Halloween family party! Have fun with all your favorite Peanuts characters-Linus, Charlie Brown, Woodstock, Snoopy and more with these fall activity ideas for Halloween — including Charlie Brown games, recipes, Charlie Brown printables, Halloween party fun, and more!
One of our favorite family things to do at Halloween (a Halloween tradition!). It can even be a movie you watch together before you start your scary movie nights!
Bake Soft Pumpkin Cookies
These are the perfect soft cookies and a great at-home Halloween idea! The pumpkin cookies have cream cheese icing, but they’re just as good without icing. Put them on your list of annual pumpkin recipes because you won’t be disappointed in these melt in your mouth pumpkin desserts.
Play Zombie Board Games
These board and card games are also perfect for Halloween party games or even a zombie theme party and make fun Halloween games at home! Zombie Board Games for Kids of All Ages! These are really great if you’re looking for a kids halloween activity for teens and tweens.
Make Jack-O-Lantern Cake Pop Suckers
You’ll have so much fun with these cake pops for Halloween shaped like little pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns! If you haven’t made a cake ball recipes, you’ll find this cake pops recipe easy and fun!
Drink Some Monster Milk
Making homemade chocolate milk from scratch is easy…and these Monsta Marshmallows make it perfect for Halloween activities, parties, or just a fun surprise for Halloween morning!
Great for a monster mash theme!
Grab a Halloween Activities Printable (FUN Halloween Activities To Do With Kids)
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Also great if you’re looking for friendly, non-scary coloring sheets and Halloween activities for preschoolers, and easy things to do for Halloween with kids.
Do you have favorite fun things to do on Halloween at home with friends or fun things to do on Halloween at home with family? Let us know and we’ll add them to our ultimate list of fun things to do on Halloween at home for kids!
We hope you have fun with things to do at home this Halloween!
Looking for some Halloween stuff for kids 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 Halloween fun activities outside the home!
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Happy Halloween and Happy Fall!
What are your favorite fun Halloween activities and things to do on Halloween from home? Let us know your Halloween fun kids ideas and we’ll add them to the list! We hope these helped with what halloween activities can you do with kids in your home!