Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s no better time than now to start thinking about ways you could make this holiday special for your kids this year. As the weather starts to cool off and the days get shorter, we all need something to look forward to after a busy day at work and school. While we all enjoy trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins, let’s take a look at some unique ways to celebrate this October.
Bake Halloween-Themed Cookies
Have fun in the kitchen this Halloween with your kids when you bake Halloween-themed cookies. Buy a few new cookie cutters in advance of the holiday, with shapes such as ghosts, cats, or pumpkins being perfect for this special occasion. Kids will love decorating their cookies before they sit down to watch a Halloween movie while eating them.
A Halloween Scavenger Hunt
A fun way to celebrate Halloween with your kids is to create a Halloween scavenger hunt for them around your house. You can create spooky clues to place around your home, which will lead to the final clue and a prize at the end. You can download a free Scavenger Hunt by clicking here!
Read a Spooky Book Together
You don’t have to just rely on Halloween movies to entertain your kids this October, as you could opt to host a spooky reading night instead. This is the ideal way to stay warm and cozy during the cooler weather. Create a reading nook with blankets and pillows where you can gather with your family to enjoy a Halloween-themed book. For the perfect evening, add some delicious Halloween treats and hot cocoa.
Halloween Movie Marathon
After a long day at work, you might just want a chilled Halloween evening with your family. A Halloween movie marathon is the perfect way to relax after a busy day at school and work. Some of our favorite movies include Monsters, Inc., Hocus Pocus, and Hotel Transylvania. Make sure you have snacks at the ready, which could include the cookies you baked earlier in the day together.
A Halloween Breakfast
You don’t have to wait until the end of the day to get into the Halloween spirit. Instead, kick off the day with a Halloween-themed breakfast with pumpkin-shaped pancakes. Alternatively, you could create orange and black pancakes to impress your kids. It’s the perfect way to start the day before sending them off to school for the day. They’ll be excited to see what’s in store for them when they get home later when you start the day off in this special way.
There are so many different ways to make Halloween more special for your kids at home this year. With a little time and creativity, you can be sure your children will have a day with you that they’ll remember forever. While dressing up and trick-or-treating are always fun, thinking outside of the box with some of the ideas we’ve shared above will help to create memories with your kids that you will all treasure for many years to come.