October 05, 2020
Let’s avoid the Trick-or-Treating meltdown that we are all anticipating from our kids this year. A great way to do that, is to make Halloween feel EXTRA special this year. How you ask? Celebrate all month long!
Due to COVID-19, there are some uncertainties surrounding Halloween.. Will my kids be able to go trick or treating? Do I want to even send my kids trick or treating? The list goes on! Well here at Great Pretenders, we believe this is a great opportunity to implement new family traditions!
We would like to take this opportunity to look at Halloween through a new lens. Instead of trick or treating door to door this year, try an at home Halloween Hunt! This Halloween Hunt, is very similar to a traditional Easter egg hunt but can take place in your backyard or indoors, whichever you prefer! There are only 2 rules:
You may be thinking “how will my kids ever find their Halloween candy in the dark?” Allow them to use a flashlight, or check out some of our favourite crafts below for ideas on adding a little light and decorations to your space.
Let’s start with crafts and Halloween decorations you can do with the kids! Make these Halloween crafts to decorate your house or backyard in your Halloween Hunt!
Cut some eyes into toilet paper rolls, pop a glow stick in, and that’s it! Place them throughout the yard for spookiness and to add a little light to help find candy
Have your kids decorate their bedroom door with spooky faces and creatures! Get creative!
Give your house a creepy touch for the month of October with these bloody hand prints! Everyone in the family can participate in this one!
If you choose to do a backyard Halloween Hunt, a creepy graveyard is a MUST! Your kids will love creating these too!
Click here to read full instructions
If you want to stick to the traditional Easter route.. you can also create treat bags for your little ones, much like the easter bunny does! View our Halloween Treat bag ideas below!
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April 01, 2021
March 04, 2021
Throwing a socially distant birthday party is actually simpler than you might think. For a memorable event, you should think outside the box and tailor the party to fit the birthday person’s interests. While in the middle of a global pandemic, it can be easy to cancel the party, but instead, you should make the effort to celebrate each birthday. It doesn’t have to be a large event or decorated perfectly, but it’s important to celebrate each birthday.
October 19, 2020
Our team has partnered with Mastermind Toys to bring you a creative package of Halloween Learning Materials for grades K-2.
These learning materials are intended to help parents structure their days around open-ended play and encourage new ways of learning. Whether you are homeschooling or looking for creative ways to celebrate Halloween all October long, we are certain you will enjoy this spooky stuff!