Spine-Tingling Halloween Family Fun

8 Halloween activities kids and parents will love

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Don't wait until October 31 to celebrate Halloween! Your little ghosts and goblins can get their spook on all month long with these fun and family-friendly Halloween activities.

Halloween family activities

Visit a pumpkin patch

Have a frightfully good time at your local pumpkin patch. Many communities host a month long festival where the whole family can go to enjoy carnival games, rides, petting zoos, bounce houses, hay rides and more.

Plan a monster bash

Decorate your house from top to bottom with monstrously creepy décor, make a gangload of spooky treats, pump up the monster jams and invite your friends over for the best monster bash in town.

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Make spooky Halloween treats

There’s nothing more fun that whipping up a batch of ghoulishly good Halloween treats for the whole family to enjoy. Try our popular recipes for homemade caramel apples or Haunted Halloween cupcakes. Mwahahaha!

Boo at the zoo

Make your Halloween go off with a scream when you celebrate with all your favorite zoo animals. Many zoos plan a Halloween-themed festival in October where you can trick-or-treat, play carnival games, get your face painted and enjoy spooky shows.

Tell ghost stories

Turn out the lights and snuggle up on the couch for a night of ghostly adventure. Or if you are feeling ambitious, head out to the local forest preserve to roast S’mores and tell ghost stories by the campfire.

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Monster movie night marathon

Gear up for a night of spine-tingling fun with a monster movie night marathon. Watch all your favorite family Halloween classics like It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Monsters Inc., Casper, Harry Potter and more.

Carve jack-o’-lanterns

Have a whole lot of hocus pocus fun while carving up silly and scary faces on your jack-o’-lanterns.

Sneak a peek at our spooky selection of Printable pumpkin carving templates >>

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