For most families, trick-or-treating is off the table this year. We’ve seen some creative uses of PVC pipes to create candy chutes for contactless candy pick up, but here are some COVID-19-friendly Halloween alternatives to door-to-door trick-or-treating that will help bring some festive fun and joy to the day.
Boo Friends and Neighbors
Have some fun putting together Halloween themed goodie bags/pumpkins/cauldrons that you and your little ones can drop off at friends’ or neighbors’ front doors to spread some Halloween cheer. We love this activity because the focus is on bringing joy to others – if you read Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, this is a great way to bring “bucket filling” to life!
Pumpkin Carving or Painting Contest
Depending on the age of your kiddos – you can either paint or carve (or do both!). Create special prizes for “spookiest” “most-creative” or other fun accolades. Here is some inspiration.
Spooky Scavenger Hunt
Create a list of clues for your kiddos to follow to find the hidden treasures (candy, glow-sticks, masks, headbands, etc.) around your home or even around the neighborhood. Here is a post with fun clues you can use.
Outdoor Movie Night
This is a great option if you’re looking for a socially distant activity for your kids, neighbors, or friends. You’ll just need a projector and a sheet. Get some warm apple cider or cocoa, and individually packed snacks, and cue up a classic like Hocus Pocus!
Stock up on Halloween cookie cutters and decorating supplies for a delicious and creative activity. If the weather stays warm set up outside with some cider and pump-up music from a Halloween playlist to get in the spirit!