In our household, Halloween is more than just a night of costumes and trick or treating. It is a whole month of spooky and Halloween themed fun! Here is a list of our five favorite family Halloween activities that have turned into traditions.

5 Tradition Worthy Family Halloween Activities

 1. Visit a local farm

October is the perfect time to support local agriculture and visit an event at a local farm!  Many farms hold fun family Halloween activities like haunted hay rides, spooky corn mazes,  and of course, pumpkin picking. There is something for all ages!

2. Make Halloween decorations

Instead of spending money on cheap store bought decorations this year, spend time with the kids creating decorations.  My kiddos have fun every year decorating empty plastic milk jugs to make spooky luminaries for our walkway on Halloween (learn how we do it here).

3. Bake and decorate Halloween Cookies

Made in Vermont, Ann Clark Ltd. Halloween themed cookie cutters are our favorite Halloween baking accessory! These cookie cutters have held their shape and make the perfect size cookies! See how much fun my kiddos and I have making our Halloween cookies, and find tips on what American made baking products to use (as well as an awesome sugar cookie recipe), here.

Halloween Family Traditions: making Halloween Sugar Cookies
Ann Clark cookie cutters are made in Vermont and available in fun fall and Halloween shapes.

4. Carve pumpkins like pros

Impress your older kids, and I'm not gonna lie, even the adults, with Grampa Bardeen's Family Pumpkin Carving Set.  Turn those Jack-O-Lanterns into works of art with this carving kit that includes scoops, carving tools, and stencils. The tools in this kit are designed by master carvers and are safer for children to use than traditional knives.

Family Halloween Activities: Carving pumpkins with American made carving tools.
Grampa Bardeen's Pumpkin Carving Party Tool Set has all the tools you need to carve pumpkins like a pro!

5.Mix up a batch of glow in the dark slime

What kid doesn't love making a mess, I mean, making slime? We make glow in the dark slime every year and still have fun doing so! Find the slime recipe and the list of American made ingredients you need here

Make your own slime for Halloween using made in the USA ingredients.
Check out our recipe for glow in the dark slime!

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