Halloween is fun for people of all ages, but it's even more fun for little kids. There's candy, cupcakes, scary movies, and costumes. It's just so much fun.
If you have little kids at home, there are some really fun ways to celebrate Halloween. Whether you have a movie marathon or make costumes, these activities are a must for little kids.
Chances are you have several movies and TV shows that you watched as a child each Halloween that your own kids would love. It might be It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown or Hocus Pocus. There are so many fun movies and TV shows that are perfect for little kids.
You want to be careful and choose ones that won't be too scary. A little bit of a scare is fun, but too big of a scare can leave your kids sleeping with you for months.
Read Halloween Books
If you'd rather read some fun Halloween books rather than watch a movie, there are lots of great Halloween books available for kids. You can check your local library for an assortment of books or order a couple to read each year.
I loved to read to my boys when they were younger. It was pretty much the only time they weren't moving, and it was a great opportunity for me to snuggle with them.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Visiting a pumpkin patch is a great way to celebrate Halloween with little kids. Pumpkin patches usually have lots of great activities for kids of all ages - like a corn maze, petting zoo, bales of hay and pumpkins for great photo opportunities. Sometimes, they'll even have spookier opportunities at dusk and after dark for bigger kids.
Little kids are less likely to care about getting a store bought costume. If your kids love the idea of creating fun, unique costumes, making costumes can be so much fun.
You can find lots of great ideas on Pinterest or you can create costumes based on something your kids love, such as princesses or superheros.
While your kids are too small to carve pumpkins, they can still decorate them. Pumpkins can be painted to create pretty designs. Your kids can also draw designs for you to carve.
If your kids are painting pumpkins, look for glow-in- the-dark paint so that the pumpkins will look great in the dark.
Halloween parties are so much fun for little kids. If your kids get invited to parties, take them. If you want, you can also throw your own party. It doesn't have to be a big to-do. All you really need are yummy snacks, lots of candy, and fun activities, such as bobbing for apples or watching movies.
You can also keep your eye out for local Halloween or Fall Festivals. Our church did a huge Trunk-or-Treat last year that was so much fun both for us passing out candy and for the kids passing through.
Last, but not least, you simply have to take your kids trick-or-treating. Even if you just visit your family members and close friends, it can be so much fun for the kids. It's a wonderful chance to build great memories and get lots of photos.
Halloween is fun at all ages, but little kids really do get the most fun out of the holiday. Whether you take your kids trick-or- treating or host a Halloween party, there are fun ways to celebrate Halloween with little kids.