Trick or Treating isn’t for everyone at Halloween. We tend to only go and visit people we know, but even then some people just consider it begging.
For those of you who visit my SensorySeeker blog you will know that recently we had some good sensory fun with dinosaurs. Well I thought what a good Halloween alternative to trick or treat would some sensory spiders be.
I filled 3 tubs with spiders, water and some food colouring.
Then simply ran a hot bath and let the children each lose with a frozen coloured block containing the spiders.
I think it was quiet a surprise just how fast they did defrost. The boys loved how the food colouring changed the colour of the bath.
They loved playing the spiders even after the water had defrosted too. My 10 year old asked if it was apple and blackcurrant squash to colour the water – which would have been cheaper. I explained that this would have made the bath sticky and not clean, but that it would have been good for a party idea – or out of the bath play.
I think a party is a nice alternative to trick or treating, it gives a great opportunity to get together with family, friends and/or neighbours. Personally I prefer it to children walking in the streets in the dark, in dark clothing.
Here are some other things to think about when planning a Halloween Party.
Decorations can give the place a really good spooky feel.You can make them in the run up to Halloween – especially good if it falls over the school holidays.
Why not simply draw around your hands on some white paper, turn upside-down and draw on a face – GHOSTS – thread through some string and make Halloween Bunting!
Me and My Shadow and other Spooky Crafts
Or some Paper Lantern Bats and Ghosts over on Domestic Goddesque
Make a mummy – you could always turn him into a Guy afterwards.
not forgetting her Halloween Lanterns
Of course pumpkins are great at adding to the mood – there are absolutely loads of Pumpkin patterns on the internet – what will you create?
Halloween Party Food
Of course there’s the Halloween Cakes on last weeks Motivational Monday
Spooky sweets can be added into your pumpkin – or put one on your doorstep if you don’t want to be disturbed.
Amazing what a bit of food colouring can do to the feel of water. Apple bobbing – with eye balls!
Slimey spaghetti, some food colouring – will you find the right coloured ball to win a sweet – no peeping now.
If you don’t fancy a party, or Trick or treating, then maybe do some Halloween Science.