Like many other parents in Kansas and beyond, you might be a bit apprehensive about what to do now that Halloween is fast approaching, yet there is the threat of COVID 19 all over. Your concern is well-founded. It’s critical to have ideas of how to celebrate Halloween safely this in 2020
There are those timeless traditions associated with Halloween and which give this celebration its uniqueness. There are the costumes we've all gotten used to; there are those outdoor and even indoor activities associated with it; all these are things that the kids cherish and are longing for.
And that’s where the challenge comes in. Ensuring that you have safe activities for your kids amid the COVID menace can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. As you’ll notice, with some research, insights, and proper planning, there are many activities that your young ones can safely carry out this festival.
Social Distancing Activities for the Kids
Social distancing is a must if you have to help the kids protect themselves from this disease. You can still have the kids engage in some traditional fun activities while social distancing among themselves. This requires some adjustments and some creativity, but it's possible. Consider the following suggestions, which you can of course always adjust and modify them to fit your unique circumstances.
Boo Up your block
You can decorate your front door to make it look like a monster. You can tape alternating stripes of mats onto the door and create a giant monster. The whole idea here is to create that eerie Halloween feeling right in your home. With this, the kids will not have to venture too much outdoors for the typical Halloween experience.
Trick-or-Treat at Home
It’s always fun to have this activity done outdoors where the kids go door to door in the neighborhood. This year, you can have a safe trick or treat at home by being innovative. For instance, you can set out buckets of candy in separate rooms and decorate each door uniquely. You can then play Halloween music and have the activity done from the safety of your house.
Carving and decorating pumpkins
Pumpkins are THE thing during Halloween. You can have a lot of fun with your kids by carving and decorating these natural objects. You can come up with as many ideas to carve and decorate as you can. What's even better is that the activity doesn’t have to be confined to youth household members only.
You can also have the carving and decorating done outdoors where your neighbors' kids and friends can participate in the activity. However, whether done indoors or outdoors, the members must keep the 6-foot social distance among themselves.
It's also essential to ensure the kids don't share the cutting instruments, and if they do, they must sanitize their hands and surfaces immediately.
Wearing the face mask is a must when operating with groups of kids. Let them internalize that a face mask is now part of their attire, at least until this pandemic is over.
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
You can have the kids engage in this lively game. Give the kids lists of Halloween-themed items to look for as they walk outdoors admiring Halloween decorations from a distance. You can also have a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around the home instead of going house to house.
As you can see, there is no shortage of safe activities that your kids can get engaged in during this festival. The only important thing is that all the necessary hygiene and preventive measures must be followed at all times by everyone.