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Three ways to celebrate Halloween without going door to door

Posted October 28, 2020 9:00 p.m. EDT

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We love fall! From pumpkin patch visits, to pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, neighborhood block parties, trick-or-treating, and chocolate chip pumpkin bread … you name it! We do it, and we can still do many of those things as a family.

Many families are looking for alternatives to trick-or-treating this year because of coronavirus. Here are three ideas to keep the fun times and treats rolling this year no matter your quarantine preferences.

Halloween Candy Scavenger Hunt

No worrying about going door-to-door with this easy candy-hunting adventure. Hide clues around the house, each one paired with a piece of candy. Kids will burn some energy and use their brains trying to figure out the clues and find the next one.

I created this free print-at-home Halloween Scavenger Hunt. It features nine indoor clues and nine outdoor clues. Download it for free here.

Fall Festival

Halloween Can Game

For families that have joined learning pods or have a small group of families you are interacting with, this is a great way to celebrate together. Each family can bring a game or craft. You could also host a pumpkin-decorating contest.

Here are links to a lot of easy games you can make and modify:

Witch Hat Ring Toss

Halloween Movie Marathon

If you prefer to stay indoors, count down to Halloween with a movie marathon! Pick up a special treat from a local bakery or make your own to enjoy as a family!

Good Housekeeping has a great list of family-friendly Halloween movies. Looking for the scariest movies to keep you from sleeping? Check out this list from Cosmopolitan Magazine.

However you choose to celebrate fall, I hope it’s full of treats!

Tara Lynn is the mom of two girls and a boy. She is a visual storyteller for pets, people and professionals through her photography business, InBetween the Blinks. She also helps moms create and creatively capture a life filled with moments that matter through the Memory Makers Club. Find Tara on Instagram.