Having said that, what I’m about to say makes me feel a bit guilty.
The Zoo doesn’t carve pumpkins.
It’s not because I’m a Scrooge or trying to save a pumpkin. The problem is that after the holidays, you have to do something with them and seeing as I can’t even cook an egg, you can see my predicament.
So, instead of being stuck with 5 lbs of pumpkin mush, we like to get into the holiday spirit by partaking in some of these alternative…
Halloween Activities for the Whole Family.
- Make Halloween decorations such as paper garland from recycled paper or spooky ghosts from tissue paper,
- Go for a walk and collect leaves to use as a Halloween dinner centerpiece,
- Buy a bunch of paper bags and have the kids decorate them using crayons, paint or even stamps. See #4 for reason why.
- Pack individual lootbags with small toys and candies to give away at your house or donate to a local food bank or shelter,
- Put sheets over your head and run around the house moaning and groaning pretending that you’re a ghost,
- Rent a scary movie, read Halloween books or share scary stories,
- Dig in the dress-up box and come up with some unique costumes for the stuffed animals,
- Find a local spooky house or corn maze (we have a free one in our area) and enjoy the last of the Fall weather,
- Carve another fruit such as an apple or pineapple. Best if you do it the day of Halloween so that you can still eat it afterwards. Or see #10 if not,
- If you do carve a pumpkin and don’t know what to do with it, have the kids dig a big hole in the garden and bury it.