As a child once myself, I know the agony of not being allowed to dress up in a spooky costume and roam the streets with my friends. Halloween was always seen as an American tradition by my parents, and the concept of asking strangers for lollies was supposedly both obnoxious and distasteful.
Every year, I was deprived of this exciting time in October, and forced to stay home and be the giver of tricks and treats. Watching my friends wander away laughing and enjoying themselves was a scarier prospect than any of the Halloween decorations around my street.
With COVID still a prevalent factor today, I hope children who stay home this year do not have the same traumatic experience as I did.
So without further ado, here are 3 Halloween programming ideas that will hopefully satisfy the children in your centre, and undo some of the anguish that has haunted those in a similar predicament as I.