How to have a safe and spooky Halloween in 2020
It’s the Halloween season, which means one of our favorite nights of the year is finally here – Beggar’s Night!
This annual Halloween tradition is one that we know our campers look forward to but with COVID-19 cases still on the rise in many central Iowa communities, it’s important to make sure you are taking the necessary steps to keep yourself and your family safe this Halloween season.
To help make your life a little easier, we’ve outlined some trick-or-treating safety tips and provided links to some of the spooky activities you can do at home if you choose to stay in!
Trick-or-treating Safety Tips:
- Wear a mask! Remember, a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth face mask.
- Bring hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) with you and use it after touching objects or other people.
- Make sure to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before you enjoy any Halloween treats!
- Stay 6 feet away from people who don’t live in the same house as you.
- If you’re planning on handing out treats at your house, make sure you wash your hands before handling them. Also, consider pre-packaging them into grab bags and setting them outside rather than handing it out from a bowl.
For even more Halloween safety tips and information on COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website.
If you’re planning to stay in this year, you can still have a great time trying out some of these spooky activities:
- Instead of heading out for candy, hide some treats around the house for your family to find
- Engage your sense of touch with a Halloween Feel Box
- Brew a fresh batch of Witches’ Slime
- Follow the clues in this Halloween Scavenger Hunt
- Try out some of these super spooky treat recipes
- Grab a bucket of popcorn and enjoy a kid-friendly Halloween Movie Marathon
Whether you decide to stay in this year or go trick-or-treating, we hope you and your family have a Spooktacular Halloween and if you’re missing camp – register for one of our fall day camps on October 30, November 2, and November 3!