Halloween is just around the corner and your children are probably talking about it already. As a child it was always one of my favourite times of the year, from the initial planning of my costume right up until we spent the night trick or treating in the neighbourhood. Halloween is a source of many great memories. Preparing for Halloween can be a stressful time with the need to plan out all your activities and come up with creative ideas. We’ve gathered some resources to make things a little easier for you.
To get started you’ll want to plan out the activities. Keeping the children active, involved and happy all at the same time can be a tricky task. You may want to select one Halloween themed game for each day of the week. Here are five great halloween games to try at your center. They are all cost-effective activities that your children will love!
Five Easy Halloween Games For Kids by Delia
Decorating the classroom is something that really helps to add to the Halloween experience for the children. Make time to spice up your center with some festive decorations, and it will really enhance atmosphere. Take a look below for some great child friendly decorations.
20 Kid Friendly Halloween Decorations by Pippa Armbrester
After running through a game or two with the children they’ll likely be tired. Take things down a notch and let them relax with a few fun halloween crafts. You don’t have to go all out and spend a fortune. The link below provides 14 great ideas for different halloween crafts that you can do fairly inexpensively.
14 Great Halloween Crafts for Kids by Daniela Olariu
Finally, top off the amazing Halloween experience by adding in a few delicious snacks. Every child loves a treat or two and theres nothing better than some Halloween themed nibbles. Whether you have to go to the store and buy a few snacks, or you have time to make them yourself, try to gather a few treats that you children can enjoy throughout the day. You can take a look at the 50+ treats in the link below for great snack ideas.
50+ Spooky and Sweet Halloween Treats by Country Living Staff