Halloween always seems to come and go so quickly. We decorate our houses, the classrooms, and stock up on festive accessories, and then all the sudden it’s time to move on to Thanksgiving. Halloween is one of the most popular kids holidays, and it should be celebrated much more than just one night. Get a head start on your celebrations with our handy list of Halloween activities happening all month long.
Haunted Houses- Haunted houses have grown increasingly popular in the last 10 years or so. There are a variety of different haunted houses that are set up in actual houses, barns, buildings or even on boats. Depending on your kid’s personality, it’s a good idea to do a little research to find out how far each haunted house takes their scare tactics. Most of the time, however, haunted houses are a fun way to incorporate the holiday season.
Make a Mask- Arts and crafts are a great way to keep your kid focused and busy for any given period of time. It allows them to explore their creative side and establish originality. Halloween is a great way to incorporate crafts, especially if their upcoming costume idea requires a mask or props.
Carve Pumpkins- What’s more Halloween than a Jack-O-Lantern? This is another way to allow your child to get as creative as they want and practice following step-by-step directions. It’s a great activity that allows family to gather at home and channel their Halloween spirit. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even bake the pumpkin seeds for a tasty added bonus!
Scary Movie Night- Again, this is another case that is dependent upon your kid and what their personality resonates with. Halloween movies vary from playful to downright frightening. Some people like a good spooky flick while others, well, don’t. Choose a movie that’s right for your family and settle down for a festive movie night.
Baking Treats- Anything that involves sweets is usually a hit with kids. Gather some supplies from the grocery store like orange and black icing, and ghost and pumpkin sprinkles, and make some Halloween desserts. Baking is an awesome way to get your child comfortable in the kitchen, and having treats around the house make great rewards for good behavior.