Costumes and candy are great at Halloween, but there’s more than one way to appreciate all this season offers. While you may not want to give up the fun of trick-or-treating yet, you can add a few more Halloween themed activities to make the entire season more fun for everyone.
If you are ready to have an action-packed, fun-filled Halloween, consider adding some of the activities here to your celebration.
This is a fun activity for every member of your family. For younger children, it’s the perfect opportunity for them to improve their fine motor skills.
Keep in mind, you don’t have to carve the pumpkin, especially if you want to avoid the use of knives. Why not paint the pumpkins, or decorate them using foam, felt, fur, and glitter?
It’s also fun to save the seeds and “innards” of the pumpkin to enjoy toasted pumpkin seeds or to bake a delicious pumpkin pie later.
Visit a Corn Maze
Once you visit a corn maze, you may wonder why you didn’t make this a family tradition sooner. Your entire family can weave in and out of the rows of fresh corn, trying to find your way. Corn mazes are also a great way for children to exercise memory, leadership, and problem-solving skills, too. Let each child take a turn leading the group.
Create a Haunted Houses
This can be a lot of fun if you allow your kids to plan and operate their version of a haunted house. Set some ground rules about equipment, props, and who is responsible for cleaning up when the event is over. Give your kids some free time so they can create their own version of a haunted house.
Allow the kids to create the path visitors will take and how they will pass out the haunted elements along the path. If making the haunted house is a bit too spooky for your child, consider a fall funhouse, instead. This can include scarecrows pumpkins and all other types of fall-themed decorations. Once the fun is set up, gather your neighbors, family, and friends to walk through the space and enjoy all the fun.
Create a Scavenger Hunt
This is another great adventure for your kids. Be creative and make up a scavenger hunt that will challenge your kids while ensuring they have fun. Have a partner or friend hide and be the “treasure” that the clues lead to in the end.
Divide everyone into groups so no one has to run around on their own in the dark. If you have younger children playing, be sure to assign each one a time, along with a grown-up buddy.
Halloween Fun for Everyone
For Halloween fun, there’s no question that there’s much more to do this time of the year than a single night of trick-or-treating. Why not add some of the events and experiences above to your family traditions? They are all something that both parents and children can take part in and enjoy.