Halloween at Home: 5 Activities to Keep Things Fun and Spooky! – Lou Lou James®

Halloween at Home: 5 Activities to Keep Things Fun and Spooky!

OCTOBER IS HERE AND WITH IT COMES HALLOWEEN!

With the pandemic, however, iconic Halloween activities like Trick-or-Treating and Halloween parties are overshadowed by the threat of Covid-19, making the spookiest holiday of the year unlikely to be a big celebration. Even so, Halloween at home can be just as fun!

HERE ARE 5 HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH YOUR KIDS INDOORS!

SPOOKY ARTS – MONSTER TREAT HOLDERS

Getting Halloween treats can still be fun even without trick-or-treating – you just need a bit of creativity. Mix arts and crafts with Halloween treats and make colorful monster-designed treat holders out of egg cartons!

An idea by The Craft Train, this is a fun Halloween-themed project that can be done indoors. All you need are some egg cartons, scissors, glue, some paint, and googly eyes. Make monsters with horns, teeth, and tongue, and hide some candy in them – once dry, you could even have a Halloween candy egg hunt!

 

COOKIE MONSTER! – HALLOWEEN COOKIES

There’s such a thing as too much candy. If you’re worried about your kids’ candy consumption, consider making some non-candy cookie treats! Baking is a great bonding activity to involve your kids in. Check out our Halloween Cookies post for an awesome sugar cookie and icing recipe, along with some cookie design suggestions.

 

DRESSING UP FOR YOU – HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

Don’t let the pandemic rob you of the fun of dressing up for Halloween!

Though you may not be going out this year, dressing up in costumes anyway can still be fun. You could have your own Halloween photoshoots, or set up video calls for your kids to share their costumes with their friends in an online costume party. 
Being stuck at home also means that you can go for comfortable costumes like animal onesies!

 

HALLOWEEN MOVIE MARATHON

Spooky movies are great for Halloween!

There are several great Halloween movies for young kids like Mickey’s House of Villains where the House of Mouse is taken over by Disney’s best-known villains for Halloween; Super Monsters Save Halloween in which the Super Monsters spread the Halloween spirit through the neighborhood, and Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie about how Winnie the Pooh and friends celebrating the treat-filled holiday.

And how about Halloween-adjacent movies for your marathon?

Movies like Monster’s Inc and – for a little more cultural variety – Coco, which is about the Mexican celebration of the Day of The Dead, are also good choices for the Halloween movie list!  

 

SHADOW STORIES – SHADOW PUPPETS

Too much screen time? Another kids’ activity that’s great for Halloween is shadow puppetry!
Darken the room, shine a light on an empty wall, and let your imaginations fly. You can use your hands to create animals on the wall or make your own puppets with your kids by cutting out shapes on paper and gluing them to sticks to hold up against the light.
Together with your kids, create your own stories and bring them to life!

 

Written by Jamie  I  Photography by EstyJames  I  Creative Direction by Rainz L.