Looking for simple and safe ideas to celebrate halloween at home with your littles this year during COVID? Yoga Mamas General Manager Janet Hill shares some fun ideas below.
Instead of trick-or-treating, see if a few trusted neighbours would be interested in a contactless treats exchange. Leave a little loot bag with a few packaged treats on their doorstep, and have them do the same for you. This new trend is called "ghosting"! Bundle up and go for an early evening walk after sunset with flashlights and your collection of packaged treats.
If walking around outside with flashlights is too scary (for you?) then take your flashlights inside and tell silly monster jokes at home in the dark. Here are some cute and age-appropriate jokes:
1. Why didn't the skeleton go to school?
His heart wasn't in it.
2. What monster plays tricks on Halloween?
3. What kind of music do mummies love?
4. How do ghosts wash their hair?
5. What’s a witch’s favourite subject in school?
6. What is a monster’s favourite dessert?
Join Us For Yoga
On Friday October 30th at 12:30PM Yoga Mamas is hosting a free online Halloween Yoga Babies class. At home with baby? Dress them up, dress up yourself, and meet us online on the mat. Time at the beginning of class will be dedicated to socializing and seeing all of the cute little babes dressed up. Register here.
Stream spooky songs and have a dance party - or play a game of freeze dance with your littles. Use this as a backdrop for other fun activities below. Chances are, you or your little one started planning their costume last year, so get out that costume and capture some memories on film. They will be thrilled if you wear a costume, too. Take turns applying face paint to them and let them do it on you, if you dare!
Hang Up The Cobwebs
A little bit of Halloween decor can go a long way when you've got kids. They love transforming their home by helping spread cobwebs around, or sticking big eyes facing out of your front windows to scare the neighbours! It can be a sad day when it's time to take the outside decorations down, so you can also consider a decor idea that will last past Halloween. There are so many beautiful and creative ways to decorate seasonal pumpkins without cutting them; for example painting them a solid colour and adding (eek-scary!) glitter or even confetti while paint is wet, or splatter painting them in a contrasting paint colour with an old toothbrush. Be sure to do this outdoors in clothes you're okay getting messy in, which can also be lots of fun for them!