13 Spooky Halloween Activities for Kids to do at Home 2021
From creepy crafts to frightening films, here is a list of spooky Halloween activities for kids to do at home this October 2021.
Halloween Activities for Kids 2021
Halloween is on its way and there are so many fun Halloween activities for kids to do at home or in your neighbourhood. We have put together a list of fun and spooky kids activities for Halloween that the whole family can enjoy.
When is Halloween 2021?
Halloween 2021 is on Sunday 31st October. Landing on a weekend this year means more Halloween fun!
13 Spooky Halloween Activities for Kids to do at Home
Here are 13 spooky Halloween Activities for kids to do at home that the whole family can get involved in. Make this Halloween a memorable one whatever you do!
1. Splash Your House with Haunted Decorations
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your house look haunted. Some spooky cotton with plastic spiders can act like cobwebs across your garden beds. A skeleton at your front door to scare guests from the path. Some old white sheets or pillow cases can be made into flying ghosts. For budget Halloween decorations check out this post.
2. Pumpkin Carving Contest
You need to have a pumpkin on Halloween, and one of the best Halloween activities for kids at home is to carve a pumpkin. For little ones, they can even decorate a pumpkin with stickers and glitter and other fun materials. Here you can find some easy pumpkin carving ideas.
3. Play Dress Up & Role Play
If you have some scary costumes at home great, if not you can always make some easy Halloween costumes with gear you already have at home. A sheet can turn into a ghost, some old bandages can make a mummy, some black paper or cardboard can create a witch hat. Get the kids dressed up and role play.
4. Halloween Movie Marathon
Write a list of scary movies (according to your kids ages of course) and organise a movie marathon. Pop some popcorn, and have some spooky treats and watch frightening films altogether on Halloween. Here is a list of Halloween Movies according to age.
5. Make some Creepy Crafts
No matter what age your kids are, one of the best Halloween activities for kids to do at home is making creepy crafts. Use some toilet paper rolls to make ghosts and goblins, use toothpicks to create skeletons or making lanterns by painting old glass jars. You can also create ghosts with cotton wool, or just decorating pumpkin cut-outs.
6. Play Halloween Bingo
Halloween bingo is a super fun kids activity for Halloween, but can also be great for a family games night. There are plenty of fun Halloween bingo printables on line that you can find and print for free too.
7. Tell Ghost Stories
You can’t have Halloween without some spooky ghost stories. Depending on the ages of your kids of course, you may want to keep them quite tame for little ones. But anything about ghosts, and goblins, or witches and zombies are usually a big hit.
8. Have a Camp Out
The kids will love a Halloween camp out. You can use a camping tent, a beach tent, or even just a DIY tent with chairs and blankets. Turn the lights off and use torches to tell your ghost stories.
9. Halloween Themed Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunts are a super fun Halloween activity for kids to do at home or in the yard. Put a list together of spooky things to find for the kids and send them off to see who can find everything first.
10. Make Haunted Halloween Sweets
Make some Halloween biscuits or spooky treats. If you really want to get creative you can make a Halloween gingerbread house! Like you make a gingerbread house at Christmas, you can create a haunted gingerbread house on Halloween. Instead of the white icing, use black. Instead of cute little sweets, use lots of yellow red and white to make it spooky looking. Check out some Halloween recipes.
11. Halloween Face Paint Photos
Along with the Halloween costumes, you can also paint each other’s faces, whether it be a spider on your cheek, or a full face ghost or a witch with warts. Take some photos of each other and then role play your creations.
12. Make some Bloody Mocktails
This is a fun Halloween activity for kids as well as parents! Make some Bloody Mary’s or some Black Magic Margherita’s (alcohol free for the kiddies of course).
13. Trick or Treat
Halloween without a trick or treat is not really Halloween is it? Dress up and head out in your neighbourhood doorknocking, or if that isn’t possible you can pretend play with each other at your family. Either way you will have some delicious treats to indulge in at the end of it.
Halloween Ideas at Home
Hopefully these Halloween activities for kids and families have given you some ideas on how to spend Halloween at home this year. Let us know your favourite Halloween activity!
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