Things have been very different this year, and while it looks like trick-or-treating may be off the cards, there is no reason why you still can’t have some fun this Halloween. Here we have some ideas for a Covid safe Halloween.
You may normally get you pumpkins from the supermarket, but did you know there are farms all over the country where you can pick your own. Because of current restrictions you may have to book a place for yourselves, otherwise you can just turn up. Find your local pumpkin picking patch here.
Little one’s love dressing up at this time of the year, and there is no reason why they still can’t. Why not get together with some of the other parents in your area and create a socially distanced costume parade.
Decorate the House.
You might not be able to have trick-or-treaters coming to your door, but you can still have fun turning your living room into a house of horrors. Kids will love putting fake cobwebs up at windows and using orange lights to give the room a spooky glow. Put the decorations up the week before Halloween, then they can be enjoyed for longer.
Hide and seek Trick-or-Treat.
Instead of walking round to different people’s houses, why not hide some treats around your house or your garden (if the weather allows) and set your little one’s off on a challenge to find them all. Once they have found them all, they get to keep the treats as a prize.
Spooky Arts and Crafts.
There are lots of different Halloween crafts that you could do with the kids, such as Halloween hand puppets, or handprint black cats. If your not very crafty, then there are lots of ideas for baking Halloween goodies, such as eerie eyeball pops or spider biscuits which the kids will love.
Virtual Halloween Party.
Using a platform like Zoom why not hold a virtual party for your little one and their friends. You can change the background to look spooky, play some Halloween themed music and get the kids to dress up for their video call. You can play interactive games to make it more fun.
However you decide to celebrate this scary season, please make sure to follow all government guidance for your area.