Halloween is just around the corner, which means we are all gearing up for our usual tricks and treats in this not-so-usual time. With the COVID-19 pandemic looming large, it can be hard to know how to celebrate. But just because this Halloween is going to look different doesn’t mean that it has to be boring or lacking in any way. Talk to your kids about what they love about Halloween and get their input. From there, you can decide — together — what is going to be the most fun for them!
Need some ideas? From socially distant spooky activities to at-home fun for the whole family, we have compiled a list of fun ways to celebrate safely.
Turn Your Home into a (Temporary) Haunted House
There’s no time like the present to lean into outfitting your home for the holiday! By making it a fun activity for the family, you’ll get everyone excited to spend time at home. You can even make your house a haunted house. The Amazon Alexa is a great tool for this: Just ask Alexa to open spooky sounds and set your smart plug on a timer (so you can make the ambiance as spooky as possible). You can even do some ghost-busting — simply ask Alexa to “launch Ghost Detector.”
Pick Out a Pumpkin and Have a Family Carving or Decorating Night
Heading to the pumpkin patch can be a safe outdoor activity to take part in with your little ones (just be sure to stay six feet from others and mask up!), but if you’d prefer, you can order