My children have never really celebrated Halloween, is that the right word? Maybe enjoyed Halloween is better. I am not a massive fan of it I have to admit, I don’t take the children trick or treating, in my opinion as parents we teach them not to take sweets from strangers but when it comes to Halloween we encourage them to knock on strangers doors and beg for them. Mainly I just don’t like the idea. When they are old enough of course if they want to go trick or treating with their friends I wouldn’t stop them but while they’re young I don’t feel the need for them to engage in this particular activity.
We do of course allow them to dress up as it’s all part of the fun, and they usually attend the schools Halloween disco, but that has been about the extent of their Halloween activities.
I have decided that this year we will take part in some activities at home for Halloween as my little boy has been asking what we’re doing for it. So if you’re stuck for some ideas why not give some of these a try.
Bake some Spooky biscuits
All kids love baking I imagine so why not bake your very own spooky biscuits for your kids to decorate with icing and sprinkles.
Paint Hand Spiders
This one is easy peasy. Simply paint their hands, press them onto paper, let them paint a bit more if they wish, maybe add a cobweb or too and some googly eyes!
Turn yourself into a mummy!
We all know this one I’m sure. Get the toilet/kitchen roll out and wrap yourselves up as mummy’s, who will be the scariest!
Print off some spooky characters and hide them around your home. Your kids can go trick or treating to find them, but the characters be hiding tricks or treats! Add some gummy worm sweets or maybe a pumpkin for them to find!