12 Spooky Fun Halloween Activities for Kids & Adults That Will Still Ship in Time

Updated by Jaime Netzer

Though your Halloween season this year might see fewer Halloween costumes, and though you might have to wear a face mask to the pumpkin patch to get your jack-o-lantern, that doesn't mean the season is lost. In fact, there's a lot you can do to celebrate everything spooky right at home!

For starters, there's that pumpkin patch: As long as you wear a mask, and stay six feet apart, this activity can actually be a perfect Halloween tradition you keep alive and well this year. Ask around to see what kind of accommodations are available and then set the day up so you really enjoy it! And once you've brought the pumpkin home from the pumpkin patch, you can get into some really elaborate pumpkin decorating with the little bit of extra time everyone has this year.

Can you guide your kiddos through a Halloween scavenger hunt at the pumpkin patch, or peruse the Halloween party games at the store (or online) to see which ones might work well with a smaller group? What sort of DIY prize can you award for the scariest story told around a backyard campfire? Can you use pipe cleaners, play dough, or printable stickers to make a homemade prize your kiddos won't forget?

The bottom line is, there's still plenty of spooky fun to be had this year — whether or not trick-or-treating is safe for your community. After all, in a world where you can buy googly eyes from the craft store, wrap anything in toilet paper or tissue paper to make it scary, and gorge yourself on candy corn, what more could you want?

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