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5 Reasons Kids Love Halloween

25 March 2023

It's that time of year again when the leaves change colour, the air gets a little crisper, and kids everywhere are counting down the days until Halloween. For many children, Halloween is a firm favourite, but if you’re not sure exactly why that is, read on.

Scary costumes and face paints

The opportunity to express a darker side of themselves by getting dressed up in spooky costumes is one of the most fun parts of Halloween for kids. Whether they choose to be a witch, zombie, ghost, or monster, they can enjoy pretending to be someone completely different. If you choose to make your own costumes at home, which many families do, children can get involved in the arts and crafts and explore their creativity. Face paints are a fun way to change your children’s appearance without spending a lot of money.

Plenty of treats

Ask kids what they like best about Halloween and I’m sure many will tell you it’s the chocolate and sweets. After a long night of trick-or-treating, children come home with a haul of delicious treats. As a parent, you might be concerned about this, but there's no need to worry too much about the occasional sugary treat. Just make sure to stop them eating it all at once, so their night isn’t ruined by nausea.

Spending time with family and friends

Kids get to dress up in costumes and go door-to-door collecting treats on Halloween with their family and friends. Whether it's trick-or-treating together or going to a Halloween party, being with loved ones is one of the best parts of Halloween. Children can create lasting memories and parents can take photos to look back on and wonder at how small their kids used to be. It's a time to have fun and let loose - something especially important for kids dealing with everyday stresses like school and homework.

Going trick or treating

One of the best things about Halloween is going trick or treating. Dressing up in your scariest outfit and then going door-to-door asking for sweets is a thrilling adventure that is exclusive to this time of year. It’s also an opportunity to admire the decorations people have put up on and around their houses and other people’s creative spooky outfits.

Parties and movie nights

Halloween is a great opportunity for a party and some classic games and activities. Decorate the house with cobwebs, skeletons, spiders and other creepy crawlies and invite friends and family to dress up in their best spooky costumes. From apple bobbing to (carefully supervised) pumpkin carving, there’s lots of fun to be had. If you prefer a spooky family night in, there’s lots of movies to watch - some kid-friendly ones include Casper, Ghostbusters, Monsters Inc and Coco. 

So there you have it, five reasons why kids love Halloween. There are plenty of reasons to love this spooky holiday, from dressing up in costumes to indulging in sweets. So if you're wondering why kids are so excited for Halloween, now you know!

Photo by Charles Parker

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