5 Ways to Enjoy Halloween During the Pandemic
Posted on 10/14/20 in Social and Recreation by Milestones
Despite all of its faults, 2020 has done a wonderful job of making us get creative in how we approach our normal family traditions, interactions and activities. This Halloween, consider some fun alternative ways to keep the family entertained while stay safe and socially distant when possible.
In Home Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are exciting and mysterious! Find free ideas online, like here or create a list of spooky items to look for at the house or in your neighborhood. Search the street or home for how many pumpkins, witches, bats, spiders or other Halloween items you can find. First one to find all the items gets an extra piece of candy!
Spooky Dinner Ideas
Hot dog mummies? Vampire apples? Have fun making some spooky meals together. A great hands-on activity and you get to eat it all at the end! If you don’t like hot dogs or apples there are plenty more Spooky dinner ideas here.
Spooky Sensory Activities
Cleaning out pumpkin guts is fun and exciting for some, but maybe too much of a sensory experience for others. Shaving cream spider webs? Sensory bins while listening to spooky music? The possibilities are endless. Here’s more ideas!
Boo’ing Friends and Family
Not sure what Boo'ing! is? It’s a fun way to surprise your friends and family by dropping off Halloween goodies on their doorstep! Read more about it and get printable messages here.
Spooky Stories Virtual Gathering
Send out a virtual invite and gather together in front of the computer. Take turns sharing or reading a spooky story or a fun Halloween book such as, Room on the Broom, one of my personal favorites. Make sure you have your favorite Halloween and Fall treats like candy and cider near by to have while you listen.
BONUS: Your community may still be offering Trick or Treat. If so, follow the most recent guidelines for your area to stay safe. If you live in Ohio, here’s ours.