It's Halloween Season! It's a time for pumpkins, ghouls, goblins, and scary good fun. This year is a little different, as many children are staying at home and attending online school. With a little creativity, we can still provide wonderful memories with a festive Halloween at home.
HALLOWEEN CANDY HUNT
Little Halloween pumpkin candy boxes filled with colorful treats are perfect for a Halloween candy hunt around the house or in the backyard.
HALLOWEEN COOKIE BAKING
Cookie baking is a favorite activity for kids. Halloween cookie cutters, homemade or store bought sugar cookie dough, icing and sprinkles are all you need for a fun afternoon.
Whether you're watching your favorite Halloween movies or playing around the house, Halloween is all about the treats. Halloween wouldn't be the same without the candy, but it can be balanced with savory treats and richly colored fruits like red grapes and blackberries.
Halloween stickers provide all the fun of making Jack-O-Lanterns, without the time and effort of carving. They're a great option for young children.
HALLOWEEN ACTIVITY BOOKS
Tiny artists will enjoy Halloween journals, activity books, and coloring pages. Add Halloween pencils, erasers and other art supplies for kids who enjoy writing and drawing. All sorts of activity books are available at bookstores, convenience stores, and online.
Halloween books can be engaging, fun, and also educational. These are just a few of my favorites:
"Life Doesn't Frighten Me"
Poems by Maya Angelou, Painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat
"Halloween ABC" by Jannie Ho
"Dracula, A Counting Primer" by Jennifer Adams, Illustrations by Alison Oliver
"B is for Boo, A Halloween Alphabet" by Greg Paprocki
"Never Touch a Monster" by Make Believe Ideas, Ltd., Illustrations by Stuart Lynch
A photo backdrop is one of my favorite props to take great photos, and the kids love it too! Dress them in Halloween colors, costumes, or even family pajamas.