Don’t get me wrong. I have no issues with trick or treating. Halloween is a great excuse to wear costumes and check out some amazing decorations. I’ll be thrilled when my son is as into it as I am. Until then, we’re taking a pass and spending the night in. We don’t need candy (although my husband might beg to differ) and my son doesn’t know what he’s missing. Instead we will spend the day in the comfort of our pjs doing these family friendly Halloween activities.
1) Watch A Halloween Movie
I don’t do scary movies so there is no problem keeping this kid friendly in our house. I’m partial to The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus, but I’m afraid Steven will choose something more along the lines of Thomas’ Halloween Adventures. What can I say, he likes what he likes. We’ll break out the popcorn and he’ll be one happy camper.
2) Halloween Coloring and Activity Books
We have this incredible activity book I can’t wait to get into. It is the Spooky Sticker Activity Book from The Wonderful World of Simon Abbot. It has these gorgeous colorful pages packed with all sorts of activities. If you’re looking for something last minute, no worries! I’ve sung my praises of free printable coloring and activity pages before. A quick search in Google for “Halloween coloring pages” will pull up more than you can imagine. I found these cute pages from Parents.com that will be fun to use.
3) Pumpkin Decorating
Steven picked out the cutest little pumpkin while we were at Aldi for groceries. One of those teeny tiny ones that fits in your hand. He loves it and has been carrying it around for a few days now. I’m not sure if we will go the paint or stickers route, but I know he will have a blast decorating it. So grab a small pumpkin and whatever art supplies you already have on hand. No messy pumpkin carving here!
4) Read A Book
Silly Halloween stories or books about creepy crawlies are exactly what we’re looking for. If you don’t have anything on hand you could always head to the library or download some books via the Kindle app. The Berenstain Bears books were some of my favorites growing up. I was excited to find this Trick or Treat book available to download.
5) Bake Some Yummy Treats
A quick visit to Pinterest and you’ll see the possibilities are endless. Honestly, I think I’m going to take the easy way out and whip up some cupcakes. I’ll add some Halloween fun to them by making these spider web cupcake wrappers with my Silhouette. Super easy and Steven will get a kick out of them.
What are your plans for Halloween?