According to the CDC, many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses like COVID-19. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you and your family can participate in Halloween without participating in large gatherings or traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. Here are our top tips for a fun-filled Halloween at home!
This is a classic Halloween activity! You can either grab pumpkins from your local grocery store or go to a pumpkin patch (if you’re up for venturing out further) for the whole family. Little ones can even participate by painting pumpkins instead of carving!
Host a Virtual Costume Contest
Don’t let your Halloween costumes go to waste! Plan a virtual costume contest with your friends and family via Zoom, Facetime or Google Hangout.
Have a Spooky Movie Marathon
Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown are classic, kid-friendly and spooky movies! Get your family together to watch these movies and get in the Halloween spirit. Bonus points if you make Halloween-themed treats for the night like these cookie spiders!
Create a Scavenger Hunt for Treats
Instead of going door-to-door, create a scavenger hunt for your kids! This is a fun way to get them moving and keep them entertained. Feel free to create your own Halloween scavenger hunt or download free printable ones like this one or this one.
Make Halloween Crafts
There are so many easy and creative Halloween crafts that you can plan to make with your family at home. For your little ones, we encourage you to print out Halloween themed coloring sheets or even a fun craft with googly eyes like this one.
For more information on what Halloween activities are considered low, moderate or high risk, read the CDC’s Holiday Celebration page. We are wishing you and your family a happy, healthy, and safe season. Always remember that Pediatric Urgent Care of Northern Colorado is here to serve you.