Parenting expert, guidance counselor, licensed educational psychologist, and board-certified behavior analyst, Reena B. Patel (LEP, BCBA) addresses how to ‘Halloween' during pandemic!
- Decorate the inside and outside of your house. If you haven't before, this is the year to start.
- Create a month of Halloween countdown. Why not? We do it for Christmas too. Make a countdown calendar and for each day have a halloween surprise ready to share with your child. Example : an halloween coloring sheet, candy corn puzzle, pencils, stickers. Nothing small that represents and leads up to the big day.
- There are some companies that participate in themed activity boxes. Yes some are subscription plans, but you can even get one for the month of October. A fun way to do the open box surprise and see what arrives at your door.
- Connect with your child’s school and see what the teachers have planned. Volunteer to help your school create some fun Zoom halloween activities. A week of halloween Zoom costume dress up is a great example.
- Get Baking! Baking is such a fun, creative way to interact with your child.
- Have Halloween themed reading nights and movie nights
- Host a virtual pumpkin carving party
- Plan a small social distance safe house party, get together with a small group of family and close friends. , include a fun halloween pinata.