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6 tips for making Halloween special for little ones

By First Spanish Team

Try these fun activities and share the Halloween spirit with your little ones: From getting your children dressed up to reading them a cozy story there will be times spent together having fun.

1. Get your little ones dressed up

Children love pretending and getting dressed up and Halloween is the perfect time for doing so! Keep in mind that with little ones you don’t want nor have to dress them up as something big and scary to get in the Halloween spirit, so try a fun, simple and easy to wear costume.

2. Make some treats together

Children will love helping you make some treats for Halloween. Engage all of their senses – seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and tasting while cooking some special treats. Let them be creative and use their imagination to come up with some fun ideas.

Foodbites has lots of ideas for making this activity fun and engaging for little ones.

3. Arts and Craft ideas

Little ones will have lots of fun making arts and crafts for Halloween. Help them make some hanging ghosts, a witch poster for pinning the nose to the witch, make some silly spiders or make a jack-o-lantern together. Get creative and sparkle your child’s curiosity and imagination using different textures, materials and some silly colors. They’ll love taking part in preparing decorations for the house and marvel with delight when they see the finished results.

4. Read to them some not-so-scary stories 

Halloween is a good time to snuggle in bed with your little ones and read to them some books. You may want to use Halloween-themed picture books and classic tales that are not so scary to introduce children to themes of trick-or-treating, dressing up, Jack-o-lanterns, monsters,  witches and goblins. Check out this cute book about not so scary monsters from Languages4kidz.

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5. Sing some fun Halloween songs

Introduce Halloween vocabulary to your little ones by singing songs, acting out the different characters and dancing together making silly, fun movements. Here are some not so scary Halloween songs in English and Spanish that will get children into the spirit.

Check out our Halloween songs at our YouTube Channel.

6. Let them have fun with our Halloween Booklet with fun printable activities

Little witches and goblins can have lots of fun with our Halloween activities booklet. Pin a nose on the spooky witch, print our Halloween cards and play memory or matching, try to find new words in our Halloween search or make your own skeleton with these printable Languages4kidz activity sheets.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!!!!