Fun Halloween Home Activities to do With Your Children
Fall is a time for families to spend time together and create new memories. With the colder weather, you and your family might want to celebrate Halloween indoors rather than going out every weekend.
Here are a few Fall activities your kids would love. The best part? You and your family can even stay in your pjs all day long!
Shows & Movies
While horror and scary movies are a popular genre during October and the Halloween season, there are also plenty of kid-friendly halloween movies and shows. Enjoy your weekends or weekday evenings by having a family movie nights! Here are a few Halloween videos for children:
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
“Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a 1966 American prime time animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween while Linus waits for the Great Pumpkin.”
“Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) is one of its top scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns. His scare assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal), a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo (Mary Gibbs), a tiny girl who goes where no human has ever gone before.”
Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie
“Roo and his new friend Lumpy set out to search for the Gobloon, a creature that has the ability to grant wishes. Unfortunately, if the Gobloon catches them first, Roo and Lumpy will be turned into jaggerdy lanterns.”
“Orphaned at infancy, Eggs (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) was raised by Boxtrolls, underground dwellers who scavenge the streets of Cheesebridge by night. A surprise encounter with a human girl (Elle Fanning) leads to unexpected discoveries about his mysterious past and his imprisoned real father.”
“When monsters want to get away from it all, they go to Count Dracula's (Adam Sandler) Hotel Transylvania, a lavish resort where they can be themselves without humans around to bother them.” Learn more
Arts & Crafts
Holidays as a kid means seasonal themed arts and crafts! Get creative with the family for Halloween with these few craft ideas.
Pumpkin Carving and Decorating
When you think of Halloween, pumpkins are one of the first things that comes to mind along with costumes and Halloween candy. Decorating and carving pumpkins is a traditional Halloween activity and is a must-do for families and kids. Since carving pumpkins can be difficult for children, you can stick with simple face designs or just decorate the outside of the pumpkin. You can buy paint and art supplies for your kids to paint and glue on decorations as they like! But make sure to clean off the pumpkin first and lay out a tarp or other items to keep the paint from ruining your floors!
Printable Halloween Sheets
If your kids want a more toned down creative activity, there are plenty of fun and cute printable Halloween sheets online! There are not only coloring pages, but also word searches, mazes, puzzles, and a lot more. Have your children color a page to decorate the fridge with! Here are a few we picked out for your family to try:
- Halloween Mazes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- Coloring Pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
- Crosswords & Word Searches: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Some fun Halloween crafts for kids are those they can create themselves! Have some fun with your kids as they get creative and make some Halloween decorations for the house!
Egg Carton Bats:
You can make fun little bats of different colors and faces to hang up around the house. Learn more
Toilet Paper Roll Bat:
Another cute bat craft for your kids. You can also hang these up along with your other bat creations. Learn more
This is an easy and mess-free way to create pictures just by using q-tips glued on a piece of colored paper. No need to stop at just a skeleton, but use your imagination to create whatever you desire! Learn more
Handprint Witch Craft:
Get messy with this handprint craft! If your toddler loves playing with paint, this is a great activity for them! Learn more
Paper Strip Pumpkins:
If your family can’t get enough of pumpkins, make a few 3D pumpkins out of craft paper to decorate the house with! Best of all, they last much longer than a regular pumpkin would. Learn more
This is a super simple, yet fun activity for your kids. The main idea is that you paint over a sugar mixture to reveal the design underneath. Keep your kids entertained by making creating various designs for them to discover! Learn more
DIY Monster Party Hats:
This craft is great for those who don’t like the spooky aspects of Halloween. Make colorful and cute party hats for your whole family to wear! Learn more
Paper Bag Monster Puppets:
This is a fun craft that the entire family can enjoy! The best part is that there are no rules so you can let your and your children’s imagination run wild! Learn more
With these kid-friendly Halloween activities that are great for the whole family, we hope you can enjoy celebrating Fall without even having to leave the house! Stay cozy at home with WithOrganic’s 100% organic cotton clothing with cute designs your toddlers and infants will love! Made with organic cotton, WithOrganic’s clothing is gentle on your child’s sensitive skin and comfortable for them to spend hours on end with it on!