If your kids are like mine they will do anything to stay indoors if it’s cold outside but at the same time they will drive you crazy if they aren’t kept busy with fun activities, so I thought I would share a few activities we planned over the Halloween break to keep them busy.
Halloween isn’t Halloween without some costumes. Every year the kids dress up for their last day of school term. This year they picked their costumes from Asda (gifted) which they will also wear to the Monster Mash in Belfast and to our mini Halloween party we have at home. The costumes the kids chose ranged from £9 to £16 and are available online and instore.
A great activity to keep the kids busy is some simple baking (something mummy can make). We made some chocolate bark (click here for how we made ours).
We also made some chocolate apples (click here to see how we made them). If I can make them anyone can!
Instead of buying colouring books I chose to google Halloween colouring pages and printed a few to make into little activity books for the kids.
Cutting and sticking with orange and black tissue paper. The kids make their own Halloween pictures by sticking the tissue paper onto card to make their own designs.
We had a Halloween party at home which the kids loved. Having 5 kids means setting out some treats and decorations is like having a mini party without having to invite other kids. We got some treats and a unicorn witch cake from Asda (gifted) and decorated the house with Halloween decorations.
Carving pumpkins with the kids is a great way to keep them busy, they loved taking it in turns to take the insides out of the pumpkins before Lewis carved a picture into it.
Apple bobbing is another great activity that keeps the kids entertained. Filling the bucket with water and let them try to get an apple without using their hands (unless it’s Maisy or Isabella they were happy to just lift the apples with their hands).
Movie afternoons are great the kids love watching age appropriate Halloween films from the classic Hocus Pocus to the newer films like Monster Family while snuggled up on the sofa with juice and popcorn.
I hope this gives you a few ideas for keeping your little ones busy over Halloween. We do plan to have a few days out with the kids which I will share with you all soon.