Trick-or-Treating Alternatives

Updated: Jul 17

Trick-or-treating in ghost costumes like these is still possible this Halloween.

Want to stay healthy and stay happy this Halloween? The Good Hope Tutoring Services staff wants you to, too. Check out our three trick-or-treating alternatives that you and your family will love during these unprecedented times!

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Hold an indoor scavenger hunt with candy. The rules are up to you, but the general idea is that you hide the candy in a vase, under pillows, in the garage and anywhere else in your home that you can think of. You can even give participants extra points for finding extremely well-hidden candy. This activity allows your family to celebrate Halloween together while staying safe from COVID-19.

Trick-or-Treating Outdoors

Still want to go trick-or-treating? Make your mask part of your costume! It’s really that simple. There are plenty of Halloween themed masks that you and your family can protect yourselves with. There’s a variety of Halloween/fall themed masks at stores and on Amazon.

You can also spice your mask up with face paint. If you want to put face paint on, try to match the theme of your face paint with the mask! This will help you come up with tons of face paint ideas.

Unfortunately, masks will not protect you and your family from the countless germs that reside in Halloween candy bowls every year. To counter these germs and reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, wipe off the outside packaging of the candy with a disinfectant and don’t eat any non-packaged candies.

Replace Trick-or-Treating Candy with Halloween Veggies

One of the best ways to stay healthy right now is to eat healthy. Incorporate this into the holiday by making a Halloween Veggie Plate. For example, you can use carrots to make a face and ranch to paint eyes and a mouth. This is the easiest example, but there are plenty of other designs you and your children can try using other vegetables, so go ahead — be creative!

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