Sadly, the world isn’t the way it used to be. With all the crime and danger in recent years, timeless childhood activities like trick or treating aren’t always safe. If you are a mom that would love to avoid trick or treating but still would like to make Halloween memories, this post is for you!
On the other hand, your neighborhood may be safe for children but it doesn’t have the “house” layout that is perfect for kids to go trick or treating. You could be nervous about your child accepting candy from strangers that isn’t checked for safety. There are a number of reasons that could be preventing your household from partaking in Halloween’s tradition of trick or treating this year. In no way should any of these reasons damper all the fun you could have with your child this spooky holiday. Get ready to check out all of the Halloween activities that you can do with your child from the comfort of your home.
7 At Home Halloween Activities Your Child Will Love
1.Binge Watch Scary Movies
I’m a big fan of movies with magic, witches, and wizards. All of which is huge in Halloween movies. So, of course I’m an absolute lover of Halloween movies. Pick out some classics from your childhood and binge watch them with your child in your PJs. Some of my favorites are Halloweentown and Hocus Pocus.
2. Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Picture an Easter Egg Hunt with nothing but Halloween trinkets and candy your little one will love. Hide little bags of treats around the house and let your little one search the night away looking for Halloween treasures. I can’t wait to try this one out with my little one when he gets older. Depending on how much effort you put into this activity, it can take all night ensuring your little one enjoys their holiday.
3. Share Scary Stories
Does your child love scary tales? This activity will be perfect with the lights off, flashlight in hand, snacking on treats listening to someone tell their favorite spooky tale. Don’t worry, ghost stories are more than welcomed
4. Bake Halloween Treats
Channel your inner Martha Stewart and spent the evening whipping up treats with your child that will satisfy the sweetest of teeth. It’ll make it even more fun if you ensure your treats are in full Halloween mode. I’ve found plenty of treats for this Holiday on Pinterest that looks delicious and easy to prepare.
5. Dress up and Prepare to Welcome Trick or Treaters
You may not want to venture out with your child but doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for others to stop by! It is a perfect activity to still allow you a bit of trick or treating fun without all the stress and worry. Each of you will be able to pick their costume and share in the joy of seeing all of the creative costumes your neighbors have decided on. It’s sure to give you guys something to talk about for days to come.
6. Get the House Halloween Ready!
If you are a last minute person like I am, then I’m sure your house doesn’t look like Halloween is right around the corner. Don’t worry, this has worked in your favor. With Halloween in less than a week, it’s decor has gone on sale! Stop by your neighborhood store to pick up a few decorations. Spend the weekend before decorating the house with your little one for the upcoming spook fest.
7. DIY Arts & Crafts
Arts & Crafts makes your little one jump for joy? Check out Pinterest for a few DIY craft projects that are easy but perfect for the festivities. I’ve seen some really creative ones. If you can see your little one enjoying ghost bowling, Vampire finger painting and more, this is the way to go.
What’s next after At Home Halloween Activities?
Be on the lookout for some more fall fashion and activities for the kids.Check out below for all the recent posts you may have missed.
Also, Baby Dom is turning 5 months this week so you’ll be able to see how fast he’s been growing. Stay tuned!