Halloween Activities For Kids

COVID-Friendly Halloween Ideas

Halloween is right around the corner, but it’s no secret that the beloved holiday might look a little different this year. With COVID still a looming concern, it’s important to be mindful of safety guidelines when making Halloween plans. However, that doesn’t mean fun Halloween activities have to fall to the wayside! With a little creativity and planning, kids Halloween activities can make this year the best one yet.

Luckily we’re here to help you with some fun activities that kids will love!  Here are ten different things you can do to celebrate Halloween this year if you decide not to partake in trick-or-treating this year. Or even if you do, these are great ways to supplement the fun!

Whether you are looking for Halloween activities for preschoolers or Halloween activities for kids, we’ve got you covered.

10 Halloween Activities For Kids

1. Carve pumpkins

You can’t go wrong with this classic Halloween activity! Look on Pinterest for fun designs or even draw on your pumpkin if you don’t feel like carving it. You’d be surprised how creative you can get with this one (Psst… show us your pumpkin by tagging it on Facebook or Instagram @ShoonyaKids! You just might be featured on our page). Will you go with spooky or sweet?

Carve pumpkins

2. Experiment with Halloween crafts

Pick your favorite Halloween character and draw or construct them out of craft material! This can be a fun activity for the whole family.

3. Have a spooky movie marathon

There are countless Halloween movies to choose from! Have a family movie marathon where everyone gets to pick a film for the night or spread it out over the week as a fun countdown to Halloween.

4. Make Halloween decorations

What better way to get in the spirit than with a little Halloween decor? Cobwebs, ghosts, witches, oh my… How spooktacular can you get with the items in your home?

5. Play Halloween games with family

Choose from the classics like bobbing for apples, a toilet paper mummy race, poke a pumpkin, or have a marshmallow toss. There are also tons of Halloween party games online to keep you entertained for hours!

6. Have a dress-up party at home

Just because you’re not trick-or-treating, doesn’t mean you can’t still dress the part! Make fun costumes out of pieces you already have in your own home. Take pictures for later and see which is your favorite! Need ideas for great costumes? Check out our app Shoonya Kids where we have tons of new, fun Halloween surprises in our dress up chapter! You can even learn a new language in the process.

Halloween dress up party

7. Make your own Halloween scavenger hunt

Have a parent or sibling hide Halloween items around the house and see who can be the first to find them all! Think of it as your very own Halloween adventure…

8. Bake Halloween treats

No need to miss out on the Halloween candy this year! Bake your own Halloween sweats like gummy “worm” pudding, chocolate-covered ghost strawberries, or anything you can think of!

Halloween treats

9. Visit a drive-through haunted house 

Classic haunted houses may not be happening right now, but countless cities are putting on fun, safe events like drive-through haunted houses so you can still enjoy the supernatural from the comfort of your own car! Check your local area for similar, socially-distant events.

Halloween haunted house 

10. Check your local drive-in theater for scary movie nights

Similar to the previous point, look up your nearby drive-in movie theater for upcoming scary or Halloween movie nights. Bring blankets, Halloween treats, and even dress up in costume to make a whole night out of it!

Which Halloween activity will you try this year? Let us know in the comments below or on social media @ShoonyaKids! We hope you have a Happy Halloween! 🎃 👻 🦇 🧟‍ 🕸 🌕 🍭

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