- As a family activity, paint some of your pumpkins instead of carving them all. Use nontoxic paints to create colorful, scary faces, or whatever you can imagine. After Halloween, use the pumpkins to make bread, muffins, or pies with the kids.
- Pot up amaryllis, gloxinias, freesias, and other winter-blooming bulbs now for blooms by Christmas.
- Spend some time outside under the Hunter's Moon. The full moon in mid-October is one of the brightest of the year. Enjoy brisk evening walks before the cold months arrive.