Over the past several years, Halloween has been developed into a season for home decorating and baking specific treats by families. Without a doubt, if your children love baking cookies, Halloween’s the time when you can take such activities to the next level. Here are several amusing things to take up this Halloween season. Preparing these combines learning with having fun.
Read on for five fun and spooky ideas to introduce to your kiddos for a truly special Halloween. The activities we’ve got in mind won’t just be intriguing for children! In fact, the whole family can join in and have some fun!
Baking Frenzy with Halloween Cookies
Give your kiddos a chance to create something unique and add warmth and coziness to your home with a baking frenzy activity! You can make traditional Halloween cookies or step it up a notch by creating a Halloween equivalent of the Christmas gingerbread house. You can bake a Dracula house, pumpkin cookies decorated like spiders, and many more.
Celebrate with Undercover STEM Activities
Have you heard of KiwiCo? We’re sure you have! This year, KiwiCo offers several STEM (i.e., science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities kits to help you get into the Halloween spirit without any effort. If your kiddos aren’t fans of traditional learning activities, they would love KiwiCo’s haunted house-making kit. It allows them to create their own spooky place for Halloween. KiwiCo’s Halloween items are an enormous hit among ages five and up, but parents can join in the fun!
A Spooky Sightseeing Experience
Without a doubt, Halloween home decorations have started catching up with December lights and glitz. Organize a spooky sightseeing experience by driving (or walking) around the neighborhood to see all the spooky sights your neighbors have put up. If there aren’t too intriguing houses around the block, you can always broaden the search, too!
Tell a Spooky Story
Do you still love Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, then you’d love this one. Gather up all members of your family (near a bonfire would be ideal, and don’t forget to bring a flashlight!) and take turns telling different stories. Allowing your kids to make up their own stories develops their imagination and language skills. Be careful not to tell too scary stories. There are plenty of PG versions of traditional spooky stories you can use if you struggle with creating your own kid-friendly version of your favorite ones.
Movie Marathon? Why Not!
Remember what fun it used to be to cuddle up on the couch and watch a spooky movie for Halloween? Why not repeat it with your kiddos? Of course, movie marathon activities don’t have to be too terrifying, especially for the smaller kids. You’ll undoubtedly find countless spooky and horror movies out there. Still, we recommend picking something that’s kid-friendly and more of a family movie than a horror one. That way, your children will still get to experience the spookiness of Halloween without having nightmares throughout the night. We recommend titles like Casper and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Don’t forget that there are always plenty of other activities to take up with your kids to set them in a Halloween mood! As always, make sure to adopt things that can be easily achieved by your child, and always opt for PG tasks.