10 Ideas for family fun this Halloween
Posted on 30 October 2020
This Halloween might feel a little different – if days out and trick or treating are off the agenda, keep the little monsters entertained with our ideas for spooky fun at home.
- Watch a film
Snuggle up as a family to watch your favourite spooky film. Hiding behind the sofa optional.
- Face paint
Go classic with a vampire or skeleton design, or stretch your artistic talents with a zombie, witch or perhaps Frankenstein.
- Tell ghost stories
Gather round for a storytelling session. Set the scene by lowering the lights and adding spooky background music.
- Pumpkin carving
If you’re tired of the toothy grin and triangle nose design, look online for new and exciting ways to carve your pumpkin.
- Make slime
Combine cornflour, water and a little green food colouring to make authentically horrid slime that’s fun for kids to play with.
- Everyone dress up
Grown ups can get in on the fun by dressing up for Halloween. Have a hunt around in your wardrobe for a suitably spooky outfit.
- Halloween baking
Kids can join in with these recipes for Halloween biscuits or cupcakes, and get creative designing their own toppings.
- Apple bobbing
Lots of fun and easy peasy to set up - all you need is a bucket of water and a bag of apples. Just ensure children are supervised at all times.
There are loads of ideas online for fun Halloween crafts – get inspired with ideas like pipe cleaner spiders, monster puppets, or painting pumpkins.
Give classic children’s games a Halloween twist:
- Play musical statues with spooky songs like the Ghostbusters theme or the Monster Mash
- Plan a scavenger hunt around the house with spooky clues and treats
Play pin the spider on the web or pin the hat on the witch