Halloween is one of our favorite times of year because families can have so much fun together with - and without - media. From spooky movies, music, and games to fun crafts, snacks, and parties, October offers a month packed with family pleasures. We culled the Web for inspiration to get kids and families learning, doing, and having fun.
Teens and adults might enjoy seeking out a scary spot nearby to enjoy Halloween spooks and this site can lead you there with a simple click of the mouse.
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- Find Haunted Houses, http://www.hauntedhouse.com/
Headband costumes are really easy, make a great statement, and materials are usually pretty cheap, according to this website.
- Easy Headband Costumes, http://bit.ly/1xFAvmB
Keep the spirit going throughout the school day with these fun Halloween-inspired lunches that include jack-o'-lantern sandwiches, ghost toast and apple monsters.
- Halloween Lunchbox Ideas, http://bit.ly/1k7KoJ6
When the holiday's over, don't toss your pumpkin - cook it! This site gives step-by-step directions for making pumpkin pie from scratch, yum!
- How to Cook a Pumpkin, http://bit.ly/1OCjjZI
Spruce up traditional caramel apples with your favorite candies for a delicious alternative to a classic fall treat.
- Candy-Coated Caramel Apples, http://bit.ly/1Lcjetw
SPOOKY CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES
As part of a costume or just for Halloween fun, these necklaces made of hot glue are easy to make.
- Hot-Glue-Gun Necklaces, http://bit.ly/1VUHBUK
No carving needed! These no-carve pumpkin ideas will help your pumpkins last longer, too.
- DIY Pumpkin Decorations, http://bzfd.it/1NHEL0S
Did you ever wonder what to do with the little clips that keep your bread bag closed? Now you can create your own scary or not-so-scary ghost stories starring "Bread Clips."
- Bread-Clip Comic Strips, http://bit.ly/1QxwgDt
Fun to make and fun to play with, too; this site includes a recipe and step-by-step guide to making your own pumpkin pie play dough
- Pumpkin Pie Play Dough, http://bit.ly/1VsioNE
Find a great collection of spirited activities and eats including jack-o'-lantern burgers, mummy juice boxes and ping pong ball and googly-eye wreaths.
-Halloween-Themed Crafts and Snacks, http://bzfd.it/1Msh6f5
SCARY (AND NOT-SO-SCARY) MEDIA
Find a host of Halloween inspired apps for kids of any age.
- Halloween Apps http://bit.ly/1tI7Pdl
Wee ones will love these adorable and not-too-scary tales.
- Halloween Books for Young Kids, http://bit.ly/1LckkFH
From "Thriller" to "Monster Mash," kids will adore these creepy songs and videos.
- The Best Spooky Music Videos, Ever, http://bit.ly/1wDNEfz
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