Halloween is a crazy and haunting holiday where we spend lots of time preparing costumes, trick-or-treating and enjoying time with friends and family. In between the werewolf’s howl and the witch’s cackle, give these new fun October activities and food ideas a try. Kids love them and they’re an excellent way to keep your family moving, active, and healthy!
Is your yard covered in fall leaves? Get the whole family moving by raking the yard to create a big mountain of leaves to jump in. Make chores fun, be active outside, and build lasting family memories, all in one!
This is a hilarious group game to do with your kids and a few friends! Divide the group into pairs. Have a parent tie a scarf together on one player’s right leg and the other player’s left leg. Have all players line up at the starting line. At the signal, instruct everyone to walk or run as fast as they can while making monster noises to the finish line. First pair to cross wins!
Set up a haunted scavenger hunt for friends and family with spooky home-made crafts. Then, split up into teams, and see which team can find all the hidden eyes and fake spiders snuck into creepy corners and dark spaces. When the sun goes down, let the games begin! Here’s what you’ll need for this spooky scavenger hunt:
Invite a group of friends to play a game of pumpkin soccer! Ask each player to bring a ‘witches’ broom from home, and make sure you remember to bring a small to a medium-sized pumpkin. Make two goals with shirts or cones. Split the players into two teams. Each team member is only allowed to push the pumpkin with its witch’s broom. Use the broom to pass the pumpkin along to make it into the opposite team’s goal. The first team with 5 goals wins!
Sit down with your kids and create a dinner menu filled with black and dishes. Here are food ideas for both colors:
Get creative, have fun, and don’t be afraid to experiment with new recipes! Then, invite your friends and neighbors over to join in on the fun, or make this dinner with your family before heading out to trick-or-treat on Halloween. Your kids will be less hungry when the candy starts piling up!
Round up your ghouls and gals and cast a spell over them with these fun activities:
Before it’s too late, pick out one or two of these ideas and make the most of Halloween fun with your family!
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