With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for some suggestions from this Grandma for fun ways to enjoy a Halloween with Grandkids.
The Grandkids may be busy trick-or-treating and visiting friends on the actual holiday. Don’t be discouraged. You can still find fun ways to enjoy Halloween with them.
Make Halloween special by starting a tradition. Here are five ways to enjoy Halloween with Grandkids:
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Decorations & Crafts
Have the Grandkids over to help decorate your house. Make a display for the front yard, hang decorations in the windows, create centerpieces.
Here are a few sites that have some great decorating ideas:
Parents.com has a lot of fun ideas.
Check out Martha Stewart for some great Halloween decorating ideas.
Here are some from DIY Network.
There are some great decorating kits available to make a pumpkin pretty, or carving tools if you’d like to carve your own. The younger Grands might find it easier (and less dangerous) to paint their pumpkins (instead of wielding a knife).
Remember how fun it was to dress up for Halloween when you were a kid? Believe it or not, it’s STILL fun! And your Grands will think you’re the bee’s knees!
Make yummy treats with the Grandkids and write down what you’ve done in a recipe binder like this one.
I saw this video on Facebook – this is the best! Halloween treats with Ever & Ivy. You’ll love these! Nothing beats a Nutter Butter Mummy or a Frankenstein HoHo!
An outing is a great way to enjoy a Grand Halloween! A pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, a farm (like we did), or a corn maze. Choose a pumpkin, pet a goat, go on a hayride, or find your way through a corn maze together!
So there are a few ways to enjoy a Halloween with Grandkids. Spending time with your Grands: an effort you will never regret.
P.S. Kids need to have a joke to tell when they’re knocking on doors. And I can help. Here are a few you might like. If you want the entire Halloween list, along with many other “anytime” jokes, just ask. I’ll be happy to send it to you!
- What kind of music does the mummy listen to on Halloween? Wrap music.
- Why didn’t the skeleton like Halloween candy? He didn’t have the stomach for it.
- Why didn’t the skeleton go to the party? He had nobody to go with!
- Why do vampires need mouthwash? Because they have Bat Breath.
So, find some fun ways to enjoy a Grand Halloween!
Keep Passing Down the Love,