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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 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…
What to do on Halloween at home:
- 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 (I love this for creative Halloween activities for younger kids)
- 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
- 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?) – makes a great Halloween unit study homeschool!
- 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 (funny Halloween activities ideas for preschoolers and young kids)
- Learn about Day of the Dead
- Bake pumpkin cookies from scratch
- Make pumpkin cake pops
- Bake “witches fingers”
- 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!)
- 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!)
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
- 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
(KEEP SCROLLING for complete list of fun Halloween activities for children!)
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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 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!
So, what can you do for Halloween at home?
Things To Do On Halloween For Kids (Fun Halloween Activities For Kids)
These 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!).
Here are fun Halloween things to do with kids when stuck at home / fun ideas for Halloween (and things you can use for Halloween party ideas for kids / things to do at a Halloween party)…
17 Kids Halloween Activities (Halloween At Home Ideas)
These are great Halloween activities ideas for a week (or more!) of spooktacular fun - even if you need halloween activities for middle school or high school / older kids or Halloween day activities.
43 Coco movie lesson plans, life lessons, Coco movie teaching resources, free worksheets, and Coco activities for kids so that you can make a fabulous unit study, projects, or activities—great ideas for Halloween activities!
Is pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable? Is a pumpkin a squash? Is a pumpkin a gourd? Or, is pumpkin a berry? (You may be surprised!) We'll cover this, surprising pumpkin facts, pumpkin children's books and pumpkin recipes for your fall cooking and baking! Good for fall lesson plans or Halloween lesson plans and Halloween activities at school.
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!
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!
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!
What are halloween activities for kids who love to cook? Learn how to make Day of the Dead bread — with a twist from the traditional Pan de Muerto recipe!
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).
Learn how to roast raw pumpkin seeds or how to prepare pumpkin seeds for eating--step-by-step! Messy Halloween food fun! Classic activities for Halloween for kids!
These are the perfect soft cookies! 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!
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!
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!
Learning how to make authentic churros may seem like a daunting task with kids, but it's a fun recipe to add to your Halloween or Dia de los Muertos activities!
Your kids will have so much fun with this bug party theme and these bug themed snacks and could even be fun halloween activities for parties for kids to make on their own! Perfect for any bugs for kids lessons, hosting your own bug parties, Halloween snacks, or just fun kids snack ideas!
Spaghetti in a hot dog bun easily turns into “Worms in a Bun” or "Guts in a Bun" if you want to get really gross for Halloween. Plus, this makes an easy finger food for a party! Just pick up the hot dog bun and you have everything you need inside.
This baked apple fries recipe makes a fantastic apple dessert for your Halloween party. Don't call them "healthy baked apples," though. These transform into Witch Fingers for your party--with a side of witch snot, er, caramel sauce, of course. (You're welcome.)
If you’re looking for fun Halloween drinks for kids, look no further than this healthy Halloween smoothie recipe. It will become one of your new favorite fall drinks (and it's fun making the jack-o-lantern face on the glass!).
So you have all this leftover Halloween candy. What to do with it? (Does Halloween candy expire?) With our tips, you can sell your candy, make leftover Halloween candy recipes and cookies, do some candy science and crafts, learn where to donate leftover Halloween candy, and more!
We hope you have fun with things to do at home this Halloween!
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What are your favorite fun Halloween activities?
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We hope these helped with what halloween activities can you do with kids in your home!