We are definitely in different times, but kids can still have fun and memories can still be made as a family.
Below are just a few examples of easy things to do if you need some help this Halloween. Plus, you may already have most of the items at home!
Decor by Crafting or Drawing
Have fun doing some spiders, pumpkins or bats with whatever you already have on hand, such as fuzzy sticks, googly eyes, etc.
As a last resort, you can just have your kids draw some Halloween stuff themselves. You can use double sided tape to place them all over the house or attach a string or thread to them to hang them from the ceiling!
Cotton can be stretched or ribbon or yarn can be used to make spider webs.
An easy way to display your kids’ drawings is to hang them across an empty wall. All you need is some nails, clothespins and string. It can be used year round as your kids will always enjoy displaying their work there.
Goody Bags & DIYs
You can add some candy or snacks to the Halloween goody bags. You can easily DIY Halloween favor bags by tapping some of your kids’ Halloween drawings to small bags before adding the treats to them.
Healthy treats can also be substituted. Great alternatives are Black Forest Organic Gummy Worms , Annie’s Bees and Butterflies Fruit Snacks or Utz Halloween Pretzel Treats. These are definitely approved by my kids! And there are plenty of other options out there as well.
You can also add candy eyes to cookies, cupcakes or any other desserts you already have at home.
Cookie Kits are super easy and fun as well. Your kids will look forward to doing one every year!
1. Scavenger Hunt
As many will not be able to trick or treat this year, a scavenger hunt could make the evening just as fun and memorable.
You will just need to make a list of items. You can again include your kids’ drawings in the list. Scatter the items throughout your house and voila!
Depending on the age of the child, this can be super difficult with riddles or super easy with arrows on post-it helping them find the items from the list.
You can make the favor bag or treats the award for finishing the game.
2. Hot and Cold Game
Another fun game is to hide treats all over the house, or Halloween inspired items, and have your kids find the items. You would give the kids hints by saying “hot” when they are moving towards the treat or “cold” when they are moving away from it. You could even try this blind folded with much older kids.
3. Trick-or-Treating Indoors
Lastly, you can simply have the kiddos knock on different rooms of the house as the adults open and hand out the treats.
Halloween Family Movie Night
If none of these ideas entice you, or you have older kids, you can always make it a Halloween family movie night!
Below are some kid-friendly Halloween movies:
- Hocus Pocus
- The Addams Family Values
- The Witches
- Beetle Juice
- Monster House
Regardless of what you end up doing, have a Happy Halloween!
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