I feel like looked at the calendar and suddenly it was October! Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around how I can make this year’s at home Halloween celebrations special for my kids. They love Halloween and always look forward to trick-or-treating, and while this year our Halloween celebrations will be a little different, it will still be just as fun. From arts and crafts to monster mash dance parties and mocktails, I’m sharing my best Halloween at home activities for kids. If you’re feeling stumped and are looking for fun new activities for Halloween, keep reading for some super fun, extra special ideas for every home.
10 Best At Home Halloween Activities for Kids
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are always a fun activity for the whole family. You can either write your own riddles or find them online. I found this scavenger hunt online that is super great for kids and really gets them involved and working together. You can even hide little treats at every new clue or have a fun prize at the end!
I don’t know why piñata are so much fun, but they are. I mean, come on, hitting something with a stick and having endless candy and goodies pop out?! SO fun! I found a really cute pumpkin piñata on Amazon that you can fill with all kinds of treats. When you’re doing this activity, spin your kids around three times while they keep their eyes shut (you can use a sleep mask or headband as a blindfold), step away, and hope that they hit the piñata with the stick.
Halloween Game Night
A little competition is good for the soul, right? This year I’m planning a Halloween game night full of the best Halloween party games that I found online. I’ve seen a ton of really creative ideas like toilet paper mummy wrap, tin can bowling, and pin the stem on the pumpkin.
Halloween Arts & Crafts
My kids love being creative and hands-on with activities, so I knew I needed to include some arts and craft options! There are so many Halloween crafts out there including how to make spiders out of coffee filters, DIY bat garland, and spooky slime.
Halloween Cookie Decorating Party
I love baking with my kids. It’s so much fun to be in the kitchen with them, especially when there’s cookies involved. For this activity simply make your favorite cookies with your kids, let them cool, and have a decorating party with Halloween colored frosting and fun sprinkles. Since this may get a little messy, have fun with it and make the most of that mess!
Not so Scary Movie Night
If you’re looking for a fun Halloween movie night with friends and family, Netflix offers an amazing streaming system called Netflix Party that allows you to watch movies with your friends from your own locations. This is so great, especially during these times of distancing, because it allows you to watch your favorite movies together even from a distance. On our list of movies to watch is The Little Vampire, DreamWorks Spooky Stories, and Ghost Patrol.
Haunted House Decorating
Not all haunted houses have to be scary! Spend some time crafting up some cute Halloween decorations to hang on your front door. Hang some spider webs over bushes, turn your door into Frankenstein, or fill up white trash bags with leaves and make them look like ghosts. There are so many creative ways to turn your house into a fun Halloween house for your kids to enjoy during the season.
Monster Mash Dance Party
My kids LOVE to dance and be silly. It’s something we love to do together and always find the time each day to have a little BOO-gy (get it?). Turn on your favorite Halloween playlist, dress up in your costumes, and dance it out!
Halloween Mocktail Making Party
Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. It’s time to make some mocktails! I found so many recipes online for delicious Halloween mocktails and I can’t wait to try them all with my kids. Check out my Halloween Moon Milk, and these other awesome mocktails – Spooky Halloween Punch, Melting Witch Punch, and Little Monster Mocktails for some inspiration!
Pumpkin Ring Toss
This is a really great outdoor activity for Halloween. All you’ll need are 5-10 mini pumpkins and some rings. Just line up the pumpkins on a table, set up a tape line for crossing boundaries, and have your kids try to toss the rings around the pumpkin stems. Whoever gets the most rings on, wins! Here are other Halloween themed ring & ball toss games we love too.
I want to hear from you, friends – what are some of your Halloween activities you love to do at home? Share them with us below…and Happy Halloween
Are you doing an at home Halloween this year? Let me know in a comment below!