Spooktacular Activities To Keep Kids Busy This Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching, which means parents up and down the country will be racking their brains to come up with ghoulish activities and terrifying costumes for their little ones.

That’s why we’ve put together our favourites that your children are sure to love.

  • Designing costumes

The first thing kids think about when it comes to Halloween is what costume they’re going to wear, whether they’re going to dress up as a wicked witch or a ghastly ghost. However, this is a great time to drive children’s imaginations and you don’t just have to pick up an outfit off the rack to have a costume that’s out of this world.

Why not buy some Little Adee sale items that can be teamed with pieces the children design themselves for a truly unique ensemble? This way you can be sure they’ll wear the clothes again, instead of buying an outfit that’ll last just one day.

  • Go pumpkin picking

Unless you’ve got an exceptionally artistic and patient child, most parents end up carving the pumpkin by themselves after the first few minutes. But you can get your little one more involved in the process by taking them to local farms where you can pick your very own pumpkin.

No doubt your youngster will go straight for the largest squash they see, so be sure to fetch a wheelbarrow on your way round.

  • Make your own mummies

This is an inexpensive and easy game to play with your kids, if not a little messy. All you need is two rolls of toilet paper, and enough people to make a couple of teams. Volunteer to be the ‘mummy’ and let your children go wild, wrapping loo roll around you until you are completely covered. The team to mummify their adult first wins.

  • Make slime

While it might not be the tidiest thing to do, it is actually one of the easiest. Helping your little ones make slime will definitely give them a giggle, and only takes a few ingredients.

For a fluffy witch’s slime, simply mix together shaving foam, food colouring, white glue, bicarbonate of soda and saline solution. Knead the dough together until it makes one sticky ball. It only takes a couple of minutes to make and will keep kids busy playing with it for hours.

It’s also a great science lesson, which is another bonus. According to Little Bins for Little Hands: “Slime is an excellent chemistry demonstration and kids love it too! Mixtures, substances, polymers, cross-linking, states of matter, elasticity, and viscosity are just a few of the science concepts that can be explored with homemade slime.”

  • Baking

Something that is fun to do and leaves you with a tasty treat is Halloween baking. There is a plethora of creepy cakes and bakes you could make, from monster cookies with lots of googly eyes or a graphic Halloween slash cake, complete with strawberry jam and red food colouring to create the illusion of blood.

You don’t have to be Mary Berry to have fun in the kitchen, and you can turn any simple biscuit recipe into terrifying treats with the help of Halloween-themed cookie cutters.

  • Movie marathon

Of course, one of the simplest and fun things to do with your children this autumn is to have a movie marathon of gruesome films.

Country Living recommends some great children flicks that are perfect for the season, including the original version of The Witches, Goosebumps, ET, Transylvania, Corpse Bride, Ghostbusters, The Adams Family, Scooby Doo, Casper, Hocus Pocus, and of course, Harry Potter. Just be sure you don’t pick anything too petrifying for your little ones!

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