Halloween and trick-or-treating go hand-in-hand.
However, this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, neighborhood knocking may not be something you and your family are up for doing. Use this guide brought to you by our friends at Montessori School of Iowa City to start generating ideas for Halloween in quarantine. This list includes some creative ways to dress up in costume and celebrate this creepy holiday at home!
Trick-or-Treat at Home
One of our contributors came up with this idea early in quarantine when she and her family were looking for some unique things to do at home. Her sons knocked on every interior door in the house and she and her spouse answered the door with treats. Just be sure to run ahead before they knock!
Haunted (Candy) Hunt at Home
Consider creating a candy scavenger hunt. Hide the goods, flip off the lights, and have your kids hunt for sweets with a flashlight. It’s like an Easter egg hunt, but with a spooky theme.
Halloween Movie Night!
Depending on the age of your kids, consider having either a scary movie night, or a Halloween themed movie night. Pop some popcorn, order a pizza, or make some of the ghoulish goodies featured below.
Halloween Treats and Sweets
From healthy snacks like clementines dressed up as pumpkins and bananas that look like ghosts, to devilish themed desserts of cookies, candy, and cupcakes — set aside time to make several of these 14+ Halloween themed snacks and goodies for kids.
Creative Creepy Crafts
From painting pumpkins to ghastly garland, browse through these more than 40 Halloween craft ideas. There is something for every age in this impressively, expansive list from Good Housekeeping.
How are you celebrating Halloween this year?
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