I’ve been seeing some great ideas on the internet for ways to celebrate Halloween this year. Some are for safe trick or treating, while others are ideas you can do with your kids in lieu of traditional trick or treating. Here are some of my favorites I’ve seen so far!
If you decide not to take your kids out trick or treating this year, plan a scavenger hunt for them with treats hidden around your home or to find throughout your neighborhood.
Organize a trunk or treat with your neighborhood. Put your treats in the trunk of your car or at your mailbox. The neighborhood kids can take a treat as they pass by your home while keeping their distance.
Some neighborhoods are planning to have the children parade in front of homes, 6 feet from one another, in a costume parade. Neighbors could combine their treats and let the kids pick them up at the end of the parade as a goodie bag to take home and enjoy.
Order glow-in-the-dark eggs from Amazon, fill them with candy, and scatter them in your yard. Kids can pick up an egg without coming too close to anyone. We did this for Easter with our neighborhood (minus the glow-in-the-dark part) and everyone really enjoyed it!
Similarly, put your candy or treats in small treat bags and set them out on your porch or a table in your driveway. You can sit nearby and let the kids take their treat as they pass by.
If your family decides to forgo trick or treating this year, let your kids take turns whacking a pumpkin piñata until the treats spill out! You can stock it yourself with all their favorites candies and treats.
This fun family activity is a new take on the old doorbell dash prank. Sneak to your kids friends’ homes and leave a treat on their porch, then ring the doorbell and run! Treats don’t have to mean just candy either. They can also be Halloween cookies or similar you all bake together as a family.
Let’s face it, what the kids enjoy most is choosing a costume, dressing up, and showing it off to their friends. They can enjoy each-others’ costumes virtually with a Zoom or Facetime party.
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