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

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

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

  • Pop Culture Pumpkin Carvings
    Nerdtastic designs that will thrill fanboys and fangirls.
  • Cylon Pumpkin
    Battlestar Gallactica fans rejoice.
  • How to Cook a Pumpkin When the holiday's over, don't toss it -- cook it!
  • Costume Inspiration

  • Great Noncommercial Costumes
    Skip the mass marketed ideas and shop your closet.
  • Easy Headband Costumes
    Want a costume from the neck up?
  • Incredible Pinterest Costume Page If you can't find an idea here, maybe you should just give up.
  • Food Fun

  • Healthy Halloween Snacks and Meals
    Counteract all the sugar with these holiday treats.
  • Candy-coated caramel apples This classic fall treat incorporates candy into the mix.
  • Spooky Crafts and Activities