Remember that every change in the season and with each new holiday, there are different ways to create lasting memories and fun with your foster or adopted children. Here are several Halloween ideas that may help keep your foster or adopted child safe and less creeped out this Halloween.
- Remember Safety - Go over safety rules with the children before going out on Halloween night. The kids may tell you that they already know the safety rules, go over them again. Your idea of what's safe and your child's idea, may be very different.
- Manage Halloween Treats - Have a plan already in place to manage the over-flow of Halloween candy and other Halloween treats.
- Create a Great Halloween Costume Together, Even if it's Last Minute - The time put into creating a Halloween costume may be an awesome opportunity for bonding with a foster or adopted child. It requires your time, communication, and creativity. It may also lead to a some spooky good time.
- Meet Special Needs - Many foster or adopted children have special needs that must be considered in order to have a safe Halloween. A safe Halloween is a first step towards a fun Halloween.
- Have Some Traditional Fall Fun - Fall is just a fun season. Think of all the fun things you did as a kid during the fall and head outside to create new memories.
- Read Halloween Books - Read books together about Halloween and trick-or-treating.
- Make a Halloween Craft - Yet another opportunity for some bonding and creativity. Consider this cute footprint ghost or other Halloween crafts.