We know how to keep your little monsters entertained!
If only a few hours of trick-or-treating, bucketloads of Halloween candy, and halloween costumes for kids were enough to keep your little monsters entertained on Halloween! Sigh—is that really too much to ask? Fear not, parents—we're here to help. We've rounded up some scary-good DIY Halloween games for kids to get ghouls of all ages in the party spirit and make this October 31 even more special, even if it looks a little different this year. Your celebrations will likely be a bit scaled down this year, but even if you're only entertaining your own kids (or if you're donning coronavirus Halloween face masks for a socially distant party), there's still time for fun.
Before you don your best family halloween costume ideas, why not set up a quick round of pumpkin bowling in the backyard? You could even host a traditional skeleton scavenger hunt—or plan a quick "ghost race" around the block. Even a faux spider relay race doesn't take long to assemble. Some of the games will double as classic outdoor halloween decorations.
If it’s too cold to play outside or you're hosting a Halloween bash, you can have just as much fun indoors with DIY Halloween Twister, a pumpkin decorating contest, candy-filled pumpkin balloons that double as piñatas, or a spook-tacular round of pin the spider on the web. Some games tap into your little ones' analytical thinking skills, others can inspire some friendly competition, and the rest are just downright silly ways to pass the time and make everyone smile. If anything, you can definitely count on these handmade activities to help your candy-loaded kids burn off their Halloween treats before bedtime!