In two short, autumnal days, it will be October and the countdown to Hallowe’en will be on. Though not a huge fan of the Americanisation of Hallowe’en celebrations in the UK, I do enjoy the festival as an excuse to have fun with the children, and I adore the process of bringing the outdoors in by choosing a pumpkin and using conkers and leaves in craft projects. This year, we are planning a Harry Potter-themed party with a couple of close friends and will also be engaging in a few seasonal traditions, such as visiting a local pumpkin display to choose the beasts we wish to carve.
If you are yet to make any plans, you may be interested in checking out this Hallowe’en checklist from Personalised Gifts Shop. A totally free downloadable pack of ideas and resources, it will come in so handy for October half term when the children are bored and need entertaining. Containing ideas on films to watch, music to listen to and games to play as well as pumpkin decoration inspiration and even a parkin recipe, it is well worth a download!
I particularly love these no-carve pumpkin ideas for smaller children or those that have sensitive skin, sensory issues or just don’t enjoy getting their hands dirty.
Have you made any plans for Hallowe’en yet? I would love to hear them in the comments.