Fun Halloween Activities for Kids

Halloween can be a time for fun and candy as well as scary things like ghosts, witches, and goblins. Children can dress up as anyone or anything they like and go trick-or-treating. You want your children to have fun and be safe during this particular time of the year.

Picking Out Pumpkins for Jack-o-Lanterns.

Kids love to visit a local pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins to carve for jack-o-lanterns. You can help them choose two large pumpkins to stand for the parents and smaller ones to represent the kids in the family. Be sure to help with the carving since it involves using a sharp knife.

Choosing a Halloween Costume

Kids love to get into a Halloween costume that emulates their favorite cartoon character, animal, sports hero, or something else they may like. Make sure that your child is comfortable in whatever outfit he or she chooses. You can expect there to be lots of walking, so be sure you and your kids have sturdy, comfortable shoes.


Trick-or-treating is a longtime Halloween tradition where children travel from house to house to get treats. To get this candy, they shout “trick-or-treat.”

Starting in 1950, the United Nations Children’s Fund or UNIFEC began a program known as Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF where children collect money along with candy.

Children feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when they know they have helped needy children in developing countries through UNICEF.

Haunted Houses, Hay Rides, Corn Mazes, and More

Many communities create haunted houses, hayrides and corn mazes for kids and adults alike. You may also want to travel to famous haunted locations. Older children usually enjoy haunted places such as the Lizzie Borden House in Massachusetts, Asylum 49 Haunted Hospital in Tooele, Utah, and the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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