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Top tips for a fun-filled Halloween at home during coronavirus virus

By Amanda Scott

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Happy Halloween!
Happy Halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner and although trick or treating will not be allowed for some, we're not going to let Covid-19 ruin all the fun.

We've put together a list of fun ideas to keep the kids happy at home.

Hide and Seek

Instead of trick or treating, why not hide Halloween treats around the house and get the kids to go on a ghostly treasure hunt. Make it extra spooky by turning off all of the lights and using torches?

Pumpkin carving

Who will carve the scariest face?
Who will carve the scariest face?

Supermarkets are full of pumpkins so grab your carving tools and see who can carve the scariest face.

Halloween games

There are lots of fun games to keep your kids amused this Halloween:

Wrap the Mummy - grab some toilet roll and the first one to wrap a person from head to toe in toilet paper is the winner.

Pin the Spider on the Web - print out a picture of a spider web and stick it to the wall. Print out a picture of a spider, let your kids colour it in and play just like you would with 'pin the tail on the donkey'.

Halloween Bowling - still have toilet roll left over from Wrap the Mummy? Draw some spooky ghost faces on them, stack them up, then see who can knock down the most with a pumpkin bowling ball.

Window decoration competition

Decorate your windows this Halloween.
Decorate your windows this Halloween.

Get your neighbours involved and have a Halloween art competition. Get the kids involved to help decorate your windows with ghosts, spider webs and witches and see who's house on your street will look the creepiest.

Movie night

Which Halloween film will you watch?
Which Halloween film will you watch?

Have a Halloween themed movie night full of yummy treats. Get dressed up in your best Halloween costumes, turn off the lights and pick a spooky film to watch with the family.

Halloween disco

Why not get some disco lights, turn on some Halloween music and let the kids burn off all the sugar they will have no doubt consumed.

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