Are you looking for some fun activities this Halloween, but want to stay safe? Here’s a list of 6 fun activities that you can do with your kids at home or from the safety of your car.
Please review the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations and considerations for staying safe and limiting the spread of COVID-19 during holiday celebrations before planning to participate in any of these activities.
1. Go See Luke’s Lawn
Every year at Halloween, 14-year-old Luke decorates his lawn with a menagerie of spooky characters that literally fills up his ENTIRE front yard! Because of his superb decorations, his home in Highland Park is now a destination for Highland Park buggies, and traffic down his street is nonstop from October through the New Year (yes, there are “set changes,” and this is an activity you can add to your quarantine-safe holiday activities, too!). Stay in your car as you drive through Highland Park and add this to your list of quarantine-safe Halloween fun.
In honor of his grandfather who died suddenly from pancreatic cancer earlier this year, Luke is dedicating his yard art to help raise funds for Cancer Support Community North Texas, whose mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. If you would like to donate to Luke’s fundraiser, you can do so here: LukesLawn.org.
2. Make Some Fall Crafts & Recipes
Check out some fun activities on our Facebook page. In these videos, our Program Managers will show you how to make a fun fall craft and tasty pumpkin treats.
Let’s Make Origami Pumpkins – This origami craft is perfect for both adults and children! It starts out as mental challenge, then, once you’ve mastered the folds, is a relaxing activity. Make several pumpkins to create a garland to decorate your house just in time for cooler weather! This craft only requires a few supplies that you probably already have at home: paper (you don’t need origami paper, but thinner paper is easiest to work with), scissors, glue or tape, and string.
Let’s Make Pumpkin Bars – Are you looking for a healthier option for pumpkin spice and everything nice? Try out these gluten-free and paleo-friendly pumpkin bars. They are the perfect addition to your healthy holiday table!
3. Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
Instead of going door-to-door to trick-or-treat, take a walk through your neighborhood – or you can drive – and do a Halloween scavenger hunt. Sit down with your family and write out what you expect or want to find and look for those items. Alternatively, you can print a Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt online!
4. Candy Caravan at Dallas Heritage Village
When: Oct. 31st from 12-3pm
Join the City of Dallas for a contact-free, drive-thru “candy caravan” this Halloween. Decorate your car, put on your Halloween costumes, caravan through Dallas Heritage Village, and leave with a bag of treats! For the safety of participants and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, this event will be outside, participants must remain in their cars at all times, and participants are encouraged to wear masks. Learn more and reserve your complimentary ticket here: Eventbrite.com
5. The Drive-In at the Central
Price: $28-$35 per car
When: Oct. 27th through Nov. 1st
Enjoy Halloween classics and the Dallas skyline at the same time! Movies like Hocus Pocus, Halloweentown, Beetlejuice and Coco are available at The Drive-in at the Central between now and November 1st. The movies are projected onto a 52-ft screen with skyline views as a backdrop. You are welcome to bring your own food and snacks or purchase at the drive-in through their contact-free system! It is conveniently located at 2999 N Carroll Ave in Dallas. Learn more and buy tickets here: rooftopcinemaclub.com
6. Drive Boo Halloween
Price: $30 per car
When: Oct. 30th & 31st from 7-11pm
Drive Boo Halloween promises drive-thru Halloween fun that ranges from circus thrills to Halloween classics. This event is in Dallas at the American Airlines Center Silver Parking Garage. Remain safe and contact-free in your car while enjoying a spooky good time. Halloween costumes are encouraged! Learn more and buy tickets here: driveboohalloween.com
Learn more about our program of support for kids and teens who have been impacted by cancer here.