Halloween is around the corner, and it’s time for some fun. Kids are all set to dress in spooky costumes, going from one house to another for different Halloween activities. In this blog, we have mentioned some fun ways to celebrate Halloween with your kids. But before moving to the main part of the blog, let’s learn more about Halloween and its history.
History Behind Halloween:
All Hallows’ Eve is another name for Halloween. Pope Gregory III designated November 1st as a day to honor all saints and martyrs in the eighth century. This day was declared a holiday and given the name All Saints Day. The day before All Saints Day, Hallows’ Eve became known as Halloween.
Celebrate Halloween With Your Kids:
Halloween is a day of full of fun! From spooky costumes to horror movies, there are various activities that make this day more exciting. Here are a few ideas to celebrate Halloween with kids; check them out:
#1 Decorate your home:
No matter the holiday or occasion, decorating the house is always a fun family activity! To get your children in the Halloween spirit, hang up fake spider webs, skulls, ghosts, or other spooky decorations around the house. Purple and orange lights create the perfect spooky Halloween atmosphere in your home. Decorating creates wonderful traditions that can be carried on for many years.
#2 Design your costumes:
Dressing up in creative costumes is enjoyable at any time of year. Even if you don’t plan on attending a Halloween party or trick-or-treating, your children will enjoy dressing up as their favorite characters. They’ll also enjoy the challenge of finding materials from around the house to use as costumes. Make a costume out of aluminum foil, white bed sheets, funny hats, and cardboard boxes, and see what you can come up with!
Take photos of your costume and children to show off to your friends and family. Add orange, red, or purple lighting in the background for a fantastic Halloween photo!
#3 Carve a pumpkin:
Pumpkin carving is one of the most memorable Halloween activities! Pumpkins are an important part of the autumn and Halloween seasons. Make a jack-o-lantern with carving supplies and decorating kits. You could even hold a family competition to see who has the best design!
Do you want to avoid carving the pumpkin? No worries, just paint it instead! This is an excellent (and safe) option for young children who are unable to use carving tools.
#4 Bake with your kids:
Bake spooky-themed treats to satisfy your child’s sweet tooth. To share with your family, make ghost-shaped cookies or spider muffins. Baking with your kids is one of the fun activities that you can do this Halloween!
#5 Share scary stories:
Nothing beats swapping scary stories to get into the Halloween spirit. There are different scary family-friendly stories for kids. To add to the eerie atmosphere, gather around a bonfire or use a flashlight.
No Halloween party is complete without some music to get your kids in the mood! Your little monsters will have a spooky time singing along to our Halloween songs. It’s time for Boo-gie!
#6 Enjoy a movie marathon:
You could also watch some kid-friendly Halloween movies if the spooky decorations, costumes, and lighting weren’t enough! Grab a blanket and some popcorn and settle in for these classic family-friendly Halloween movies for kids. “Hotel Transylvania,” “The Corpse Bride,” “The Addams Family,” “Ghostbusters,” and “E.T.” are among our all-time favorites.
#7 Go trick or treat:
Trick-or-treating is a popular Halloween tradition. Since the pandemic, many communities have devised new and inventive ways for children to trick-or-treat while keeping the community safe! Make your own scavenger hunt at home to make trick-or-treating safe and enjoyable! Hide chocolates and candy throughout the house for your child to discover. Kids enjoy looking for surprises, especially when those surprises are tasty! You can leave clues or puzzles for your child to solve, so they can find their treasure.
Are you looking for Halloween activities for toddlers and babies at home? Simply change the game! Instead of a full-fledged scavenger hunt, dress up and play hide-and-seek. Give them a sweet, safe treat when they find you!
#8 Observe the moon:
Did you know that on October 31st, there will be a waxing crescent moon? This is an excellent opportunity to teach your children about the solar system while also telling them scary stories. Go outside and take a look for yourself, but remember to keep an eye out for werewolves! Just Kidding.
Halloween is an exciting time of the year. The entire purpose of Halloween is to overcome fear. It’s an opportunity for them to confront and deal with their fears. Also, it’s an opportunity to be the scary one for a change. It’s also an excellent opportunity to teach your children about the nature of the dark and scary world they must live in and how to navigate it. And you can make it more fun by doing different Halloween activities.