Saturday, October 1, 2011

31 Ideas for an Active October!

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I love Halloween candy and crafts, but tend to overdose on both of them before I've even made it halfway through the month! My goal for this October is more movement and more activity (I'm training for another 1/2 marathon)... and less candy... so EJ and I compiled a post filled with
31 of our favorite Halloween activities
so you can be active too!

(although I may have still snuck one or two candy and craft activities in here...)

Check them out and pass along any favorites that we missed!

Ramblings of a Crazy Woman

Little Birdie Secrets

No Time for Flashcards

Make and Takes

Pink and Green Mama

Teach Preschool

Martha Stewart

One Charming Party

The Imagination Tree

Teacher Tom

12. Spooky Story Dice
The Land of Me

I Can Teach My Child

14. Felt Jack O Lantern Game
Chasing Cheerios

Mom in Madison

Gardening Without Skills

My Frugal Adventures

Chasing Cheerios

Everything ESL

Itty Bitty Love

22. Pumpkin Seed Counting
Montessori Tidbits

Preschool Daze


27. Halloween Sensory Tub
No Time for Flashcards

Halloween Activity for toddlers


29. Halloween Book Countdown
Brown Paper Packages

30. Create Witch Toiletries
Silly Eagle Books 

frog eyed soap

31. Don't Eat Jack
Toddler Approved

(had to share my FAVORITE activity that EJ created last year)

I am planning to try and do all of these activities this month (one a day is totally possible, right? :))... 

What other exciting things are on your October to-do list?  


If you liked this post... then head over to check out 31 MORE ideas for an active October.

If your kids love to move a lot, you may also enjoy our Move and Learn series.


  1. So fun!! Thanks for including me on such a fun list! Can't wait to try some of these great ideas with my own girls : )

    pink and green mama

  2. I love this list. I wish I could 1 a day, that's inspiring. I'm hoping to get 5 or 6 done!

  3. Things like this blow my mind :) There have to have been hundreds and hundreds of people reading this, and only 3 comments? This deserves a million thumbs up in comment form :) Thank you so much for finding all of these!! I can't wait to try MOST if not all of them!! EE! SO EXCITED! :)

    1. You are so sweet Cara. Thanks for taking a second to comment :) These are all fun! Hope you have a blast trying them out.

  4. These are all great ideas. My 4yo, 2yo and 1yo have been enjoying some of my own ideas and now I have some more inspiration. :-) I've blogged about a few, but the one I want to share as it is so accessible to all ages and all you need is cooked sticky rice and paper to make a spider's web. Its so much fun!

  5. I don't have any little ones anymore, but when my grandchildren come by ill surprise them with some fun things to do.....if their Mother dosnt see this, would share but I have to keep this one for

  6. I like how all these fun things are not sweet and treats, but still something fun to do to celebrate.


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