Costumes, spooky decorations, candy, and scary movies are one way to celebrate Halloween. But spending time as a family is one of the most fun ways to ring in the fun holiday. Here are some great family activities to do together this Halloween.
#1: Scavenger hunt.
Fall weather might be a little chilly, but it’s usually a great time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Scavenger hunts are great adventures not just for kids, but families alike. Get creative and divide into groups if possible. Make the adventure fall or Halloween-themed. You could even encourage your child to dress up during the scavenger hunt for added fun!
#2: Flashlight tag.
This game is just like tag, but it’s in the dark, and each person has a flashlight. This is a fun way to enjoy the dark, but also allow some light in so little ones aren’t afraid.
#3: Corn maze.
Find a local farm that offers a corn maze and head out as a family to weave through. The tall rows of fresh corn are fun to get lost in, but it’s also a great way to teach your kids problem solving and help bolster their memory skills!
#4: Decorate the house.
Consider giving your kids some say on how the house will be decorated this Halloween. Go to your local craft store and look for some fun Halloween crafts or decorations and see which ones stand out. Work together on creating some fun and spooky décor for the season, then let them help decorate the house with you.
#5: Have a Halloween sleepover adventure in the living room.
On the weekend before Halloween, forgo your beds and set up the living room with blankets and pillows for an overnight sleepover. Play a game, watch a movie, and eat snacks, then snuggle up for an overnight adventure! It’s amazing how excited kids will get for sleeping out there for one night!
No matter what you and your children end up doing to celebrate Halloween together this year, enjoy every moment! Family activities are a great way to bond with the children in your life and create lifelong memories.