Halloween will be here before you know it, and you may be ready with costume and decoration ideas, but you may be looking for alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating if you're social distancing. We've compiled some tips and tricks to keep the kids entertained if you're choosing at-home activities. See our ideas below, and keep the spirit of Halloween alive, in a new way!
Leave candy at the end of your driveway on a table, with a large hand sanitizer bottle near by, and wave to trick-or-treaters as they come by. Socially distant fun, from the comfort of your front porch.
Purchase small Halloween decorations or toys from your local dollar store and hide them around the house. Then put together a scavenger hunt for your kids to find them. You can even turn all the lights out, turn on scary music, and use flashlights to add a spooky style to the hunt. Check out the PDF here for ideas, or print and use for yourself!
Instead of small decorations or toys, use candy, and hold a Halloween "Easter Egg Hunt" or candy-themed scavenger hunt in your home or backyard. Don't forget the Astronaut Ice Cream as the big prize!
Turn your house into a haunted mansion of fun! Have the kids go from room to room with different scary activities to walk through or interact with. Create a haunted maze in the backyard with string, or rope, or caution tape. Get inspired by some of these kid friendly haunted house ideas on Pinterest.
A Halloween game night is a perfect way to have Halloween fun at home. See some of our favorite Halloween game ideas:
Halloween may feel a little different this year, but it can be just as fun, with a little effort and creativity! And remember, whether you're handing out candy or not, the best house on the block needs the best treats!