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Are you looking for teen Halloween activities that will get your older kids into the spirit of the holiday? Teenagers are tricky when it comes to Halloween because some of your traditional activities are probably not as cool to them now as they once were. Even if your teen still likes to dress up in costumes, eat mountains of candy, and scare unsuspecting trick-or-treaters, they might not be up for many of the things you’re used to them enjoying. I put together this round-up of some teen Halloween activities that might help them get into the festivities a little more.
Teen Halloween Activities
Many teens are so much different than younger kids when it comes to what you can get them to participate in. When your kids hit that age when they aren’t allowed to trick-or-treat anymore because they’re “too old,” most of the time you can still see that desire in them to do fun Halloween activities. With all the teen emotions, it’s hard to tell if your teen will be all in for these fun ideas or rolling their eyes at you. But from my experience, with a little enticing, you can still get teens involved in the festivities! You just might have to take a different approach. This list of teen Halloween activities includes all kinds of fun things to get your teens in the Halloween spirit.
Pumpkin Carving and Decorating
Pumpkin carving and decorating is a great activity for teams! You can turn it into a competitive game for the family, at a teen Halloween party, or just give your teen the job of creating the best jack-o-lanterns to decorate the front entrance of your home for trick-or-treaters.
This is a really cool pumpkin craft that teens can get into. Especially if you have an artsy teen, they’ll love creating this unique melted crayon pumpkin. Check it out here.
This free Mickey Mouse pumpkin stencil and step-by-step tutorial will give you the exact pumpkin with mini pumpkins for ears that’s featured on Main Street at the Disney Halloween Party. Mickey has a place in everyone’s hearts, even adults, so your teens can have a lot of fun with this one. Check it out here.
These 15 different unicorn pumpkin patterns are great for all ages. These designs are more complicated than a regular jack-o-lantern carving pattern, so your teens might be up for the challenge of pulling off the perfect unicorn! Check it out here.
These cat pumpkin carving patterns are so cute and detailed! They will be just challenging enough to entertain your teens and there are 67 to choose from! Check it out here.
These 21 witch stencils have some easy to more difficult options and are great for a spooky theme if you’re looking for teen Halloween party ideas. Check it out here.
Okay, so this isn’t a pumpkin, but same concept and a fun twist on a classic Halloween activity and decoration. If your teen is having a Halloween party or just helping you get ready for a party or haunted house, they’ll love making this watermelon mummy! Check it out here.
These painted pumpkins are great for older teens who like more intricate designs. Plus they turn out beautifully for Halloween decorations! The Day of the Dead designs are actually made from Day of the Dead napkins, but if your teen wants more of a challenge, they can paint paint the designs on the pumpkin instead. Check it out here.
Halloween Decorations and Crafts for Teens
Maybe your teen is into helping you make fun and spooky decorations for a Halloween party, a haunted house, trick-or-treaters, or just to get your house set up in a Halloween theme!
When your kids are too old to trick-or-treat but still really love dressing up and getting into the Halloween fun, this slim can be a lot of fun. This is a great prop for them to use if they’re looking for a fun way to creep out the little trick-or-treaters who show up at your door. Teen boys will love this one! Check it out here.
This Halloween garland is perfect for teen girls! They’ll love the non-traditional colors and how cute these turn out! These are great for decorating your teen’s room or decoration for Halloween parties. Check it out here.
This is another great way for teens to get into the Halloween fun! They’ll love making this Halloween twist on a beautiful dreamcatcher. They can even make this spookier if they’re into that! Check it out here.
These printable bat templates are a fun activity for your teen to do on their own. This is a perfect activity for a girls’ sleepover while they watch scary movies and or listen to scary stories. Check it out here.
This is a really easy craft for teens and even younger kids. It could be a great craft for all of your kids to do together! If you have teens and young kids, this could be a great craft for the teens to help the little ones with and have some bonding time together. Check it out here.
If your teens are looking for the perfect decorations for their Halloween bash, they’ll love making these spooky candles! These are easy to make, but challenging enough to keep your teen’s attention! Check it out here.
Rock painting is fun for kids of all ages, but especially teens because they have much better painting skills at their age. They’ll love making Halloween-themed painted rocks. This is a great family activity that everyone can join in on. Check it out here.
This is another really easy but more grown-up-feeling craft for your teen to do! It’s also a great mother-daughter activity. Put these easy and adorable wreaths together while you watch Hocus Pocus and enjoy each other’s company! Check it out here.
Teens will love designing their own Halloween terrarium! Not only is this activity fun and a good outlet for creativity, but it’s also very low-cost to put together! These can be super scary or really cute, it all depends on your teen’s personality! Check it out here.
These are a fun and simple craft for older teens! They’re great for Halloween events too! Your teen can make these for a sleepover for drinking hot chocolate or you and your teen can make these together! Check it out here.
Who doesn’t love the Adams family? Wednesday Adams is a classic favorite character, but especially now with the popular Netflix show release called Wednesday! Teens will love making this doll for Halloween! Check it out here.
These fun little crochet ghosts are great for the teen who wants to learn the craft of crochet! These cute little ghosts are a great way to bring mom and teen together for a great time! Check it out here.
Games and Other Activities for Teens
Looking for more teen Halloween activities? Run some of these great ideas by your teen!
Your teen will love making and eating these candy corn jello shots! These are a great snack for a scary movie marathon, a Halloween party, or s sleepover! They’re really easy to make too, so your teen can do it on their own or with your help, whatever they want! Check it out here.
If your teen loves coloring, they’ll love these creepy zombie coloring pages for Halloween! Check it out here.
If your teens (or you) aren’t into the zombie coloring pages, these Halloween theme pages are super cute and fun! Check it out here.
If your teen loves games and riddles, they’ll love this Halloween-themed outdoor treasure hunt. They’ll have to follow clues and solve puzzles to complete the treasure hunt. This is a great family activity! Check it out here.
This bundle of Halloween games for teens includes Halloween charades, emoji pictionary, Halloween would you rather, and more! These games are great if you need cool Halloween activities for a teen Halloween sleepover or party! Check it out here.
This is a perfect game for that age group that has just given up on trick-or-treating but also still wants to have fun on Halloween! Whether they’re running around your neighborhood with friends getting photos of all the items on their scavenger hunt list, or just around your home, they’ll have so much fun with this activity! Check it out here.
Halloween with teens can be a lot different than Halloween with small children, but there are plenty of fun and exciting activities that you can enjoy with your teenage kids as well. If you have both small children and teens, don’t worry, so many of these activities are great for finding a balance between doing big kid things and finding ways to include the little ones in activities that your teens will enjoy too! Even though it looks a lot different than it did in the past, I hope you enjoy this time with your teens and keep finding new ways to spend time together and have fun as they continue to grow!
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Hi, I’m Jessica! I am wife to Chris, and mom to Kaiper, Alana and Koa. I am a graphic designer, website developer and aspiring author. In this space, I share about everything from parenting, working from home, food we cook, and lots of things for kids! Learn more about me here.