You may have noticed the recent changes in the weather and the rapid shift from daylight to darkness before 6pm… and you know what that means: Halloween! We’ve searched the internet and gathered some great Halloween activities for adults and kids to enjoy while staying indoors. When you do some of these activities, don’t forget to play some of the best Halloween songs and eat your favourite festive treats. Are you ready for some spooky fun with your family?
1. Carve a Pumpkin
There is no symbol more iconic to Halloween than the pumpkin. Nothing can get your family in the Halloween spirit like carving a pumpkin together. Indeed, picking out pumpkins and deciding how to decorate them is one of the most enjoyable traditions of the Halloween season. Whether you keep yours simple with some standard triangles for the eyes, nose, and toothy grin, or you go a more artistic route (glitter, anyone?), having a glowing jack-o’-lantern on your doorstep is a Halloween staple.
2. Glow-in-the-Dark Ring Toss
This game may look familiar since it’s a popular game at theme parks or funfairs. It’s very fun to toss the rings on the bottles and win a prize. If you play this game at home, you could play as many rounds of this game as you’d like or until the children can toss no more! It’s quite simple to set up, wrap glow-in-the-dark duct tape around a few bottles and see how many glow stick bracelets kids can get around the bottlenecks.
3. Spooky Baking/Cooking Recipes
Halloween is a time for jump scares, scare mazes, but also scarily good cooking. Many creative recipes can be found online that can let your little ghost and devils get messy in the kitchen. We’ve gathered frighteningly easy Halloween recipes ideas you and your children can use to put those culinary skills to the test. Why not try haunted pizza, strawberry ghosts (strawberry coated in white icing), spider donuts, or spooky mummy cookies.
4. Halloween Party Games
Staying inside doesn’t have to mean the fun stops! There are tonnes of scary-good DIY Halloween games for kids and adults of all ages in the party spirit and make this October 31 even more special, even if it looks a little different this year. Your celebrations will likely be a bit scaled-down this year, but even if you’re only entertaining your kids, there’s still time for fun. If anything, you can count on these handmade activities to help your candy-loaded kids burn off their Halloween treats before bedtime! Try frozen statues, apple bobbing, scary quizzes, spooky stories, or a halloween themed movie night!
5. Wicked Arts And Crafts
Decorating the house for spooky season can actually be a whole activity in itself, and is very cost effective if you make them yourself! Even tiny hands can make these adorable Halloween decorations with supervision from Mum and/or Dad, of course. They’re perfect for decorating your house and making them improves your child’s motor skills, creative thinking, and cognitive development. All you need is a few simple supplies and some festive Halloween spirit. There are many arts and crafts ideas, simply click here.