Halloween plans may look a little different this year but there are plenty of things you can do to celebrate the spooky season from home. From pumpkin carving to scary bakes, we have some inspiration to make your half-term break with the kids one to remember.
7 Fang-Tastic Halloween Activities
1. Bake monster cookies
These aren’t just regular cookies, they are monster cookies! Made from oats, peanut butter, chocolate chips and M&Ms, these will be a crowd pleaser with the whole family. Sally’s Baking Addiction recipe is also easy to follow so the kids can get involved too.
2. Get creative with DIY Halloween costumes
Spending money on Halloween costumes each year can make a dent in your pocket, especially if you are buying more than one. Get creative and use some items you already have lying around your house from old clothes to plastic bottles – you can also become anything with face paint! Check out our blog on DIY costumes for some inspiration.
3. Glow in the dark ring toss
It’s time to see who can really see in the dark with this Glow in the Dark Ring Toss game by A Pumpkin and A Princess. You can recycle some bottles you already have at home and purchase some glow in the dark duct tape and glow sticks from Amazon and you’re good to go. Whoever lands the most glow stick rings around the bottles necks WINS!
4. Develop a Halloween scavenger ‘haunt’
Think of this as a Halloween version of an Easter Egg Hunt! Get the kids searching round your house or garden for Halloween bits and bobs, this is guaranteed to keep them busy for a few hours and is a great alternative to trick or treating. You can even use this free printable check list so they are sure they have found everything before collecting their prize.
5. Traditional pumpkin carving
Pumpkin carving seems to have grown in popularity in recent years with people getting pretty competitive showing off their designs on social media. Whether you decide to keep it classic or give it some flare, this is a great activity to do with older children.
6. Mummy relay race
This game is one for the whole family to get involved with. Split into two teams and nominate someone to be wrapped up as a Mummy. Using one roll of toilet paper, wrap them up like a Mummy from head to toe and whoever does it in the quickest time wins!
7. Make toffee apples
Whether you stick with original toffee or you prefer to coat them in chocolate, these are sure to be a treat for the kids. Fill bowls with toppings like sprinkles or chopped nuts and your kids will love developing their own creation! You can follow this easy toffee apple method.
Whatever you get up to over the half-term break, ensure you stay safe, wash your hands regularly and follow government advice.
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