Halloween bucket list ideas, fun things to do with kids! Save and share our Halloween printable guide to family friendly events and activities to make this one the most memorable fall of all!

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Halloween Bucket List

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp and cool, and children everywhere are planning their costumes for Halloween night. I LOVE fall and all the things that go along with the change of the seasons. And I especially love how excited the kids get over all of the fun that Halloween brings!

Check out our guide on how to make Halloween even more fun with these unique activities! Whether it’s carving pumpkins, making spooky decorations or sipping apple cider by a cozy fire–you’ll find something on our list of ideas that will help make this halloween one you won’t forget.

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Pumpkin Patches

Visit a pumpkin patch to choose the perfect pumpkins for carving, then head home and get creative! A simple design can be achieved using only a paring knife or small serrated blade. Larger patterns can be cut with a jigsaw or even an electric drill if you want something really intricate.

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Hayrides are a fun way to get in the fall spirit. Find a local farm that has hayrides and pumpkins ripe for the picking. Day-time hayrides are better for younger kids, while night-time hayrides are exciting for kids who like to be spooked and surprised.

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Fall Leaves

Playing in a big pile of leaves is basically a right of passage for childhood. There’s nothing quite as exciting as raking up a yard full of leaves and jumping in. Pure joy!

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Kids wait all year long for October 31st to come around. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of trick-or-treating. Picking out a costume, ringing doorbells, trading treats and comparing how much candy you scored at the end of the night.

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Pumpkin Carving

Carving pumpkins is a fun family activity and the perfect way to start your Halloween celebrations. Whether you choose a traditional jack-o-lantern or get creative with paint, stickers, and stencils – carving pumpkins is always a good time!

Don’t forget about our free printable pumpkin carvings!


Halloween bucket list - carving pumpkins

Haunted Houses

If you have older kids who like to be spooked and surprised, haunted houses and scary trails are so much fun! The haunted houses near me are always super popular and seem to get bigger and better each year. You can usually find a few listed on Facebook if you search the local events section.

If you want something a little less creepy, try searching for Halloween fairs and festivals near me. Lots of schools host Halloween events and trunk-or-treats that are a bit less scary but still lots of fun!

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Corn Maze

Getting lost in corn maze is a classic fall activity for all ages. We have so many great pumpkin farms near me that have giant corn mazes along with lots of other fall festivities. My kids love getting lost in these, they’re so much fun!

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