Halloween will look a little different this year with trick or treating most likely will be an at-home experience due to covid restrictions. This doesn’t mean that Halloween is cancelled, families can still have a spooky night with these creative ideas. Here are my top picks for Halloween activities for kids in Melbourne during covid.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is taking kids on a Brick-or-Treat adventure from the comfort of their own home. Master Model Builder Kieran Jiwa is hosting a virtual Brick-or-Treat party where kids aged 4–12 can dress up in their scariest costume and follow Kieran’s clues to find LEGO® gifts and lollies hidden around their house.
To get involved, Brick-or-Treat Kits can be purchased from LEGOLAND Discovery Centre’s online retail store before Friday 23 October 2020 (or Friday 16 October 2020 for interstate participants). Filled with LEGO and lollies, the kits will arrive in time for Halloween giving parents plenty of time to follow the instructions to hide the bricks and treats around the house ahead of the online event.
Date: Saturday 31 October 2020
Location: The virtual event will be live-streamed on Facebook
Bunjil Place has launched a new digital space called Bailey’s Art Club which has been developed especially for kids and families to get creative and share their work. This week they are asking kids to use drawing materials to design a spooky house of their own. What makes your house super spooky? Who lives in your house? What might happen if someone entered your spooky house? Send a photo of your spooky house design to email@example.com along with your first name and age, by Wednesday 21 October 2020 to have your artwork featured on Bailey’s Art.
To celebrate Halloween this year, Stokehouse’s fish and chip kiosk Paper Fish is going all out for the kids with free treats for any kids visiting the kiosk in their best spooky gear. There’s also a special pumpkin-spiced gelato cone available for one day only (Saturday 31 October 2020).
The Old Cheese Factory is hosting a spooky virtual Halloween party where all witches, zombies, ghosts, fairies and more are invited. Have fun at home and online with DIY costume making, kids cooking activity, spooky slime workshop, scary monster face painting class and frightful family disco.
Date and time: 27 October 2020 at 4pm and 31 October 2020 at 5pm
Melbourne families are being encouraged to leave a pumpkin in their front window or out the front of their house so kids can go on a Halloween Pumpkin Hunt around their local neighbourhood. Every time kids spot a pumpkin you can hand them a little treat.
Search for a Halloween Pumpkin Hunt in your local area.
Spoonville is transforming into Spooky Spoonville this Halloween. Kids can decorate a wooden spoon with the scariest monster, witch, ghost or creature. There are a number of Spooky Spoonvilles popping up around Melbourne, search for a Spooky Spoonville in your local area.
Kids can become a Junior Chocolatier at home and make their own Spooky Creatures this Halloween with the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie Spooky Creatures Chocolate Making Kits. Delivery is available Australia wide or for Regional Victoria local pick up is available from their showroom.
The kit includes 3 spooky creature templates (pumpkin, bat & spider), 6 Piping Bags, 3 bags of milk, white and orange chocolate pastilles, 3 nibbly pots dark chocolate pastilles, 3 shot cups of milk, white and orange chocolate for tempering and Sweet Treats for decorating (polka dots, mini marshmallows, fruit jellies, raspberry jellies, sour straps, coloured pastilles).
Do your kids love a spooky story? Or are you looking for Halloween activities? There are plenty of scary and not so scary Halloween books for sale on Booktopia.
Halloween Movie Night
Grab your popcorn and get cosy for a Halloween movie night with your kids. Here are my top picks of spooky movies for kids of all ages – Coraline (2009), The Addams Family (2019), Coco (2017), Monster House (2006), Goosebumps (2015), Ghostbusters (1984), Gremlins (1984), Casper (1995), Monster House (2006), ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Hocus Pocus (1993) and Hotel Transylvania (2012).
To ensure a safe Halloween for everyone, remember to follow the current restrictions and health advice from the Victorian Government.
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