Free printable Halloween bucket list. 50+ awesome ideas bucket list ideas: great for kids. Pre-filled & blank printable Halloween bucket list.
I love Halloween. It might beat out Christmas for my favorite holiday. Haunted houses. Creepy movies. Spooky stories. All that black. Not to mention candy. And pumpkins.
Now that I have a baby, I’m determined that we’re going to do something special every year. So I started making bucket lists for each season and holiday. (I’m working a year ahead…he’s too little right now to do much). And I decided you might like the list! I talked to some fellow bloggers and put together some ideas & recipes for you.
There is a free printable Halloween bucket list towards the end of the post. It includes many of the ideas below. There is also a blank one for you to write your own ideas. (That’s the one I’ll be using!)
If you like bucket lists, you might like the Free Printable Summer Bucket List & Free Printable Fall Bucket List.
If you’re looking for more Halloween content, check out the page dedicated to Halloween & Pumpkin. There are free printables and spooky foods.
Table of contents
If you’re getting ready for Halloween, you have to check out my printable Halloween Binder.
It has EVERYTHING you need for a fabulous holiday. It’s 150+ pages and includes:
• Organizing- calendars, costume planner, etc.
• Party planner
• 15+ different games
• Decor (banners, wall art, food & drink wrappers, cupcake toppers, and more)
• Halloween & pumpkin recipes
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Let’s start with what I find the most fun- outdoor Halloween bucket list ideas!
• Visit the local pumpkin patch & pick out a pumpkin.
• Go to a corn maze. Bonus points if you can find a spooky one.
• Take a hay ride
• Attend a fall festival
• Visit a haunted house
• Participate in Halloween costume contest
• Participate in a costume parade. Bonus points if it’s a PET costume parade. (I went to a pet parade for St. Patrick’s Day…it was great.)
• Go truck or treating
• Go trick or treating
• Take an evening walk and look at everyone’s décor & pumpkins
• “Boo” treat your neighbors! This “You’ve Been Booed” post includes free printables for you.
• Read a Halloween book. Try Clifford’s Halloween, The Spooky Wheels on the Bus, or Hocus Pocus: The Illustrated Novelization.
• Throw a Halloween party. Or have a costume dinner. If you’re looking for party games, one idea is “Ghost Pong Minute to Win It.” Another is “Roll The Dice Candy Game.”
• Look up the history of Halloween
• Tell a spooky story. Even better if it’s true.
• Plan/buy your Halloween costume. You can also do a DIY Halloween costume. Another idea is to dress up the whole family with a single theme in mind.
• Dress up your pet for Halloween
• After your done dressing up yourself & your pet, decorate the house for Halloween. Some decor I love: Happy Halloween Burlap Banner, Skeleton Crawling Out of Ground (outdoor), and (of course) Fake Cobwebs.
• Watch a Halloween movie. My absolute favorite is The Nightmare Before Christmas.
If you’re looking to watch with younger kids, check out 10 Best Non-Scary Halloween Movies, 25 Halloween Movies for Kids to Watch This October, and/or Must-See Non-Scary Halloween Movies for Kids.
• Halloween coloring. You can try My First Big Book of Halloween Coloring, Trick or Treat Happy Halloween Coloring Book, or the free pages below.
5 Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages
Halloween Color by Number (requires e-mail sign-up to get the pages)
• Put together a Halloween puzzle
• Have a scavenger hunt (there are a ton of options below!)
Halloween Scavenger Hunt (this one requires e-mail sign-up to access it)
Halloween Scavenger Hunt (requires e-mail sign-up to get the printable, though)
• If you want to put in a little more effort, have a Halloween Treasure Hunt.
Free Printable Halloween Treasure Hunt: 24 mix-and-match clues plus blanks
• Ask Halloween trivia questions. Make a game of it by seeing who can get the most right.
Halloween Trivia Questions is a great way to spend an evening. Note: they aren’t printable cards, just a list of questions, so you’ll have to print the post and have someone read the questions out loud.
• Play Halloween Bingo
Halloween Bingo Cards (Note: these only have 9 spaces, not 25, so might be easier for younger kids to play)
• Halloween worksheets, activities, and other games
2 Free Printable Halloween Games (requires e-mail sign-up to get the games)
Halloween Worksheets & Activities (requires e-mail sign-up to get them)
Free Printable Halloween Brooms & Ladders (a version of chutes and ladders)
• Carve (or paint) a pumpkin. Make sure to grab a pumpkin carving kit to make it easier. You can also get Pumpkin Carving Stencils to make it easier.
Women’s Day has 59 Cute & Easy Pumpkin Carving Ideas if you’re looking for inspiration. Or- even better (as it involves books!)- check out 27 Book Character Pumpkins (painted pumpkins). In this post, a library had a contest and you should see some of the fabulous pumpkins that got created.
Puking Pumpkin Experiment (see below for more Halloween science experiments)
Take this opportunity and learn a little with this Free Printable Pumpkin Investigation Activity Pack.
• Run a Halloween science experiment.
We just carved a pumpkin. Now try this Jack O’Lantern Rot Prevention experiment– there are four ways to preserve the pumpkin…see which one works best.
• Make a scarecrow
• Make Halloween masks
• Make play dough. Or moon dough, a version of it.
• Make slime
• Use paper plates and make a Halloween figure/character.
• Craft up some Halloween characters. Ideas include tin can Frankenstein, footprint ghosts, toilet paper tube bats, Q-tip skeletons, milk jug ghosts, & the ideas below.
Food Fun- Halloween “Characters”
I had a ton of people suggest various food activities that made characters, such as ghosts, zombies, spiders, and more. Since I figure you won’t have time for them all, I decided to group them together. Then you can pick your favorites.
This first one involves some serious effort, including making cakesicles from scratch. But Halloween Cakesickles allow you to make a variety of characters at the same time.
There were also some recipes that weren’t really “characters,” but still fit Halloween. I’ve included them below.
Dinner & Snacks
I have a whole section of Pumpkin food in my “Fall Bucket List” post…and I’m not going to repeat them all here. Please visit that post if you want a TON of pumpkin food options. But here are two of mine that I love.
Free Printable Halloween Bucket List
• Print options: regular paper works just fine, but you can use card stock if you want a sturdier version.
• All of the files are in pdf below. Just hit the “download” button (or pink word “download,” depending upon browser).
• The default size of these is full-page. However, if you want smaller, simply reduce the print size! If you’re not sure on how much to reduce, check out my post “How to Resize Printables to Fit Your Planner.”
The free printable Halloween bucket list includes a bunch of the items above, but not all of them. I know none of us have time to do everything, especially all of the food options I listed.
Blank Halloween Bucket List Printable
In case you wanted to make your own list, I included a blank version for you! This is the one I’ll be using next Halloween when the baby is older. That way I can pick stuff we can definitely do. (Since his age is going to limit some of our activities.)
Do You Have Any Ideas to Add?
I would love to add to this list. If you have any ideas, please comment letting me know. As you can tell, I’ve included plenty of links. So, yes, if you’re a blogger, I would like to hear from you too.
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