Fall is a great time of year to enjoy good weather, seasonal foods, and Halloween festivities. Most of us think of trick or treating and watching movies when looking for Halloween activities to do with the family, but there are so many fun activities to do this October that are sure to get your kids excited!
We've got 7 fun-filled ideas for you to celebrate Halloween with your family!
1. Go to a pumpkin patch
Take a family outing to pick out some cute pumpkins! Pumpkins aren’t just for carving anymore. You can also paint them or add your own decorations! You can decorate pumpkins to look like anything from bats, mummies, and skulls, to your favorite characters. Going to a pumpkin patch can also make for a great photo op and Fall themed photoshoot location. You can come up with creative poses and photos to take, and save the photos to remember happy fall times! Many pumpkin patches also have mazes, hayrides, and more family fun!
Here’s a link of pumpkin patches to visit as a family in the Austin area.
2. Apple bobbing
Apple bobbing can make for fun competitions! The setup is easy, and the game is simple to play! Just fill up a tub with water, add apples, and take turns trying to catch an apple in your mouth. Have each player hold their hands behind their back, and track how long each player takes to catch an apple in their mouth. Whoever takes the shortest amount of time is the winner! Not only do apples make for a fun game, but they are also a healthy and nutritious snack! Once you’re done playing, you can use the apples to make a snack like Apple Nachos or Spooky Peanut-Butter Apple Monsters.
3. Give out treats, toys, and crafts!
Pick out your favorite fall treats, toys, or make crafts and give them to others! You don’t have to give out only candy on Halloween! Drop off yummy treats, toys, and crafts for your neighbors and friends leading up to the 31st. This is a great way to spread kindness and build connections with others!
4. DIY Halloween costumes
Tired of the same old costumes? Try making your own costumes from common household materials and watch your unique and fun costumes come to life! Some ideas are mummy costumes made out of toilet paper, ghost costumes out of sheets, and DIY pumpkin shirts. DIY costumes can also be a fun activity to do as a family that boosts your creativity and art skills! Plus it’s often a more affordable option than the expensive pre-made costumes you find at the store.
5. Make a Halloween scavenger hunt
You can make a Halloween scavenger hunt around your house or neighborhood! Come up with creative Halloween-themed clues, and get your family and friends involved. You can do a scavenger hunt as simple as going around your neighborhood and finding specific Halloween decorations like spiders and ghosts. Or, come up with your own clues and things to find. No matter what, a scavenger hunt can be a fun and competitive game to play!