10/30/2013 03:47 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

31 Halloween Ideas for Kids to Play, Make, Eat and Watch


By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media editor

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 is a month packed with family pleasures.

The Internet is full of things to learn and do online, too, so we culled the web for inspiration to get kids and families learning, doing, and having fun.

Pretty Cool Pumpkins

Costume Inspiration

Food Fun

Spooky Crafts and Activities

Scary (and Not-so-Scary) Media

More Halloween Fun

Where do you find inspiration for Halloween? What are some of your favorite Halloween traditions? Follow me on Twitter!

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