5 Ways to Celebrate Halloween with Kids This Year
After what’s been a challenging year in many ways, with new lockdown rules and Covid restrictions, Halloween may seem like it’s going to be more TRICK than TREAT this year. But, don’t fret! There are still plenty of fun ideas for celebrating Halloween with children.
You can still get dressed up and head out for the evening, but instead of knocking door to door, spend this Saturday on a ‘pumpkin’ trail checking out all the Hallowen decorations in your neighbourhood and deciding which are your favourites, or the most scary.
Do we really want to go out into the dark and cold anyway? Settle down in your comfy PJs and fleeces and have a movie night with cinema style snacks. Are you more Hocus Pocus or The Addams Family? There are loads of great spooky kid-friendly films to choose from.
Make a list of autumnal things found in nature and check them off when you see them - pine cones, spider webs, acorns, apples, feathers, twigs, bark, and yellow/orange/green leaves! This is a nice way to get children exploring the outdoors, and you can even collect some of the pieces for creating artwork when you get home.
Easter Egg Hunt
Set up an Easter Egg style hunt at home indoors or in an outdoor space if you’re lucky enough to have one. You can create a map - adding riddles and clues to make it more of a brain-teasing challenge! You could also add a few tricks instead of treats along the way… think fake spiders, gooey eyeballs, and more!
A little bit of themed baking always gets you in the mood for the festivities and there are so many ideas online for Halloween baking or even cooking. What about some rice crispy treats decorated to look like ghosts, or Frankenstein’s monster!