Countdown to Halloween with 31 Family Fun Ideas {Free Printable Halloween Bucket List}

Countdown to Halloween with 31 fun family activities & a free printable Halloween bucket list.

Countdown to Halloween with an activity for every day in October! Fun, easy and classic Halloween activities for kids & families. Includes a free printable Halloween bucket list!

Can you believe it's almost October? It seems like just yesterday we were printing out our Summer Bucket List and now it's time to get ready for Halloween. Halloween is a big deal in our house, and I am pretty sure that we started reading "5 Little Pumpkins" sometime in July. But now that it is October it is time to start the official countdown to Halloween, and we are doing it with 31 days of fun activities. I've put together our Halloween Bucket List for this year - filled with simple and fun activities for your family - and I have it as a free printable for you too!

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Countdown to Halloween

This list will give you a fun family activity for every day in October - perfect to countdown to Halloween. Do one every day or pick your favorites for a full weekend of fun - it's up to you!

And if you need to keep track of all your Halloween activities, crafts, and costumes be sure to check out my Printable Halloween Planner. It has everything you need for the perfect family Halloween (you can check it out at the end of this post too).

31 Fun Family Activities for Halloween

1. Visit the Pumpkin Patch
It's not officially Fall until we've done this!

2. Pick Out Costumes
Check out the huge selection on Amazon - I think my boys are going to be superheroes this year (though they keep changing their minds).

We had so much fun with this easy outdoor activity.

Try our favorite no mess pumpkin painting technique.

This is a fantastic sensory activity for kids.

7. Decorate your Door
Try one of these not too spooky ideas.

9. Pick out Halloween Books at the Library
Here are 5 of our favorites.

10. Stay Up Late & Tell Scary Stories

11. Make Caramel Apples
Love this super easy way to make caramel apples in the crockpot.

12. Go on a Haunted Hayride

13. Go to Boo at the Zoo
Take our printable zoo alphabet scavenger hunt with you!

14. Find a Corn Maze

15. Watch a Monster Movie
Monsters, Inc. is our favorite and not too scary for little ones.

16. Make Popcorn Balls
You can even make them look like pumpkins with this adorable recipe.
18. Go to a Halloween Parade

19. Go Trunk or Treating

20. Make a Costume for your Pet

21. Make Footprint Ghosts
We did these when my boys were babies and it's such a great keepsake! Find it and tons more Halloween crafts in this awesome book.

22. Bake Halloween Cookies
Get 25 adorable recipes & ideas for Halloween cookies here.

23. Go on a Ghost Tour

24. Visit a Haunted House
26. Throw a Halloween Party
Get everything you need to plan with our printable Halloween planner.
28. Organize a Costume Parade

29. Make Halloween Slime
Check out the Halloween Slime Store at Steve Spangler Science for awesome slime kits.
30. Eat Candy Corn
Or if you don't like to eat it, play with candy corn instead!

31. Go Trick or Treating!

Get the free printable version of this list - just click the Get It Now button below! And be sure to check out the companion Halloween Planner too.

Halloween Planner & Coupon Book

Need some help organizing your Halloween crafts, parties, and costumes? Don't miss a thing with this printable Halloween Planner! This planner has 12 total pages to organize of all your Halloween crafts & activities, and includes a Halloween fun coupon book too. Click the See More button below to preview the pages and grab your own.

Also available - the Halloween Family Fun Pack! Get a great deal on our Halloween Planner bundled with two Halloween craft & activity books. See the bundle here.

Laura R

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