The spookiest season has officially started, and that means it’s time to bring out your Halloween decor and prepare for the fun festivities to come. The upcoming holiday also serves up a lot of inspiration for fun activities that you can do with your kids.
Even though Halloween celebrations will be a little different this year, here some are some easy and fun things you can do with the whole family to get in the Halloween spirit this year:
Paint a Pumpkin
Carving a pumpkin is a classic Halloween activity, but it can also be messy and dangerous depending on the age of your children. Paint is a great alternative to personalize your pumpkin, and the options for decorations with this method are seemingly endless. Simply set out a tarp (either outside or in), put out your supplies and get to work. This will make for easy cleanup and your pumpkins will last much longer since they remain intact.
Create a Sweet Wreath
Decorating your home for Halloween is one of the best parts of the transition to October. Your kids can also get in on the decorating fun by creating a wreath for your front door. Simply purchase a bare wreath (or you can DIY material at home into a framework for a wreath) and have your children glue on candy for a sweet creation. This decor embodies everything children love about Halloween and will be a great addition to your door.
Bake a Spooky Treat
When you think of fall treats, apples, pumpkin and cinnamon likely come to mind. While you should definitely indulge in these traditional autumn treats, Halloween means you can be a little more creative with your baking. A quick internet search will bring up an endless list of fun Halloween treats you can make with your kids.
Candy corn cupcakes and ghostly cake pops are perfect if you’re looking to make something in the oven. If you want something even easier to make, you may be interested in creating mummy pretzel sticks with drizzled white chocolate and edible eyes.
Personalize Their Trick-or-Treat Bag
Traditional trick-or-treating may or may not occur depending on where you live, but that doesn’t mean your kids can’t enjoy Halloween. Have them decorate their own bags this year and display them as decor around your house. On the holiday, they can put on a costume parade and their bags can be rated as well for some fun family competition.
Go on a Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Finally, if you’re looking to get out of your house and explore the neighborhood, a Halloween scavenger hunt is something your kids would love. Make a list of things for your children to see on a walk (like pumpkins, corn stalks and other outdoor decorations) and see who finds the most.
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