Boo! It’s that time of the year in Miami!
Just like other holidays this year, Halloween celebration is not going to be the same. But don’t despair! There are loads of ways to safely keep the spirit of Halloween alive this weekend. Here are just a few:
1. Trick or Treat While Staying Safe. Get haunted in your own vehicle with Halloween Drive-Through attractions that are totally safe and risk-free!
Dress up in your favorite costumes and head to the Miami Children’s Museum for a not-so-spooky drive-through to trick or treat from the safety of your car. The first 500 children will receive a free trick-or-treat bag filled with candy and other special treats. It is first come, first served, so get there early! The event is scheduled for October 31 from 11am to 2 pm.
Miami Seaquarium and Miami City Hall will host similar free events on October 31 from 2-4pm and 4-6pm, respectively. Just decorate your car and go have some fun!
2. Carve the Pumpkin. Pumpkin carving is our favorite Montessori activity this time of year, as it combines Practical Life, Science, Math and Art skills. And let’s face it… it’s a fun activity that both kids and adults can enjoy!
Allow your younger children to get creative with markers on the pumpkin. They can lay out the jack o’ lantern’s face before older children (or adults) carve their design out!
3. Cook an Orange-And-Black Dinner. Cooking is a wonderful Practical Life activity that every Montessori child will enjoy. Get creative with your Halloween dinner by making roasted carrots with balsamic glaze, butternut squash soup with dark rye bread, or orange peppers carved to look like jack-o’-lanterns and stuffed with black rice.
Or use this fun and easy recipe for the Mashed Jack-o-Lantern Sweet Potatoes that even the youngest kids will enjoy making – and eating.
4. Do a Family Photo Shoot. Use this Halloween Costume Ideas Guide from Good Housekeeping to pick a costume theme that will please the whole family. Take some family photos, share them on Facebook, and be sure to tag our school’s Facebook Page.
5. Sing Halloween Songs. Get in the holiday spirit with Halloween music! Invite your child to sing along this wonderfully frightening Halloween song with our music teacher Ms Dede. It’s so much fun!
No matter what you do, remember that holidays are a perfect time to celebrate being together as a family. Enjoy each other’s company and make some beautiful memories together. It’s going to be a fun day!