Dear mummy, it’s time to celebrate Halloween! It's that time of the year when kids of all ages embrace their inner ghosts, goblins, and witches. From the littlest pumpkins to the more grown-up zombies, there's something for everyone to enjoy during this hair-raising holiday.
We’ve put together some spooktacular ways kids of all ages can safely celebrate Halloween this year, and we’re ready for a skele-ton of fun!
Pumpkin Decorating Extravaganza
Pumpkins take the spotlight as the primary Halloween decoration, and they're perfect for kids of all ages to get creative with. For your littlest kids, consider using washable markers, stickers, or non-toxic paint to decorate their pumpkins.
Older kids might enjoy intricate carving designs. Make sure to carve out some time for a safety lesson - parents should always supervise and help kids use sharp objects. Don't forget to light them up at night for a spooky glow!
Organize a costume parade for kids to strut their stuff and show off their spooktacular outfits. For added fun, set up a mini-stage with a backdrop for impromptu skits and performances. And invite some friends over - a real witch is nothing without her ghoul-friends.
Encourage them to get creative and come up with their costume ideas. Need some inspiration? Little Sleepies is the best supporting actor for your kids’ costumes with these 12 simple Halloween costume ideas that anyone can make! If you've got it, haunt it!
Haunted House Adventure
Transform your home or backyard into a mini haunted house. Depending on the age group, you can vary the level of scariness. Use cardboard boxes, sheets, and eerie decorations to create a spooky atmosphere. Guide the younger kids through a mild haunted house, while older kids can enjoy a more thrilling experience.
Witch way to the candy? Get ready for the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating, a favorite for kids of all ages. Younger kids can accompany older siblings or parents, while older kids can explore the neighborhood with their friends. Don't forget to check the candy haul for safety!
Before heading out, have a safety conversation with your kids and pack a few flashlights. Click here for Little Sleepies-approved Halloween safety tips. Happy trick or treating, and don't forget your Halloween greeting!
Halloween Movie Marathon
"Oh, look! Another glorious morning. Makes me sick!" —Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus (1993)
Host a Halloween movie marathon featuring family-friendly spooky classics like "Hocus Pocus," "Casper," and "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Make it extra boo-tiful by cozying up on the couch with our Jack Skellington & Friends pajamas for kids and adults!
Set up a crafting station with Halloween-themed supplies like construction paper, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and glue. Kids can create their own spooky decorations, masks, or even Halloween-themed greeting cards.
Organize a range of games for different age groups. Bobbing for apples, pinning the spider on the web, and pumpkin ring toss are great options. For older kids, consider a scavenger hunt with clues and riddles.
Get kids involved in the kitchen by making Halloween-themed treats like spider cupcakes, mummy hot dogs, or monster cookies. Decorating and eating these delicious creations with big and little kids is as sweet as pumpkin pie.
Capture the cutest pictures while your kids wear our Halloween collection. Let them dress up in the Mama’s Little Pumpkin Graphic Bodysuit paired with the Black Tutu Skirt, or the Jack Skellington Graphic Tee paired with our Bottoms.
Share silly ghost stories around a campfire or in a dimly lit room that your kids will love. Create an eerie atmosphere with candles or lanterns to set the mood. Dress up in your favorite spooky clothes or wear your Witches Brew pajamas, and have a bewitching good time.
Encourage kids to come up with their own spooky tales too! Keep the stories age-appropriate because teamwork makes the scream work.
Halloween is a great holiday for kids of all ages to unleash their creativity, have fun, and make lasting memories. Remember to prioritize safety and age-appropriate activities to ensure everyone has a spooktacular time. And while you’re getting ready, make sure to be comfortable this year!