Make a gingerbread house. They are yummy to eat and beautiful to look at. Plus the entire family can help with it. You can buy ready made gingerbread kits, or buy one from a local seller. Use all different kinds of candy. You can even make a bunch of different gingerbread houses, if there are a lot of people in your family. Make different sizes and make a little village of gingerbread houses. You can even buy or make gingerbread people. Have fun with it. Make it an all day thing, or prepare everything and make it one night as a family activity. It will help get your family in the mood and everyone excited for the holiday season. If it is Halloween, you can make a haunted house. Use mostly orange and black candy for your haunted house.