There can be a lot of pressure these days to make sure our children have that perfect holiday experience. It can be a difficult feat with Pinterest and social media, but COVID added a new level. So how can you make the holidays meaningful and fun while also keeping everyone healthy? A little bit of creativity!
Last year, trick or treating was virtually non-existent as families wanted to steer clear of community events and stay safe and healthy. This year is proving to be much improved but there are still things you can do at home for your little ones to keep the fun alive.
1.) Easter/Halloween hybrid. We chose not to go out last year and our boys were sad. Instead, we hid candy throughout the house, put lots of glow sticks everywhere, played spooky music on, and sent them searching with their Halloween bags. It was actually such a blast that they’ve asked to do it again this year. For children not eating candy, simple Halloween stuffies, bubbles, and toys can be put into a cute basket.
2.) Halloween crafts at home. There are a ton of fun keepsakes you can create with your young children. Some favorites of ours are booty print pumpkins, baby footprint monsters, and a first Halloween canvas. We love to pick up cheap Halloween stickers and create collages with them too.
3.) Halloween baking. Our boys love to decorate cookies and cupcakes. We bake every year and set out frosting and candies to have fun with. We make it a family affair and send pictures to out-of-town family members to see who has created the best masterpieces.
There are a lot of fun things that can be done in the safety of your home or even just for small children too young to go out trick or treating. As life returns to a more normal state, some of these can also still be a ton of fun during the weeks leading up to Halloween.
Parent Connection Coordinator
Lead Infant Supervisor