Halloween is a fun excuse to dress up your little one and show them off. But scary decorations, spooky music and big kids in creepy costumes may be overwhelming for toddlers and preschoolers.
Here are some fun, toddler-friendly ways to celebrate:
- Look for organized community trick-or-treating events at your local mall or downtown shopping center. They usually take place when it’s still light out, and attract families rather than older kids and teens.
- Go out early and limit the number of houses you visit. While it’s tempting to walk the entire neighborhood (because who doesn’t want everyone to “oooh” and “aaah” over their cutie?), it’s best to stick to close friends and family when your child is young.
- Even if you don’t go out “trick or treating”, you can still dress your little one up and take lots of pictures! Post them using #gymboween2022.
- Decorate cupcakes or pumpkin-shaped cookies.
- Read a fun Halloween-themed book, like Five Little Pumpkins or Boo Halloween: A Peek-a-Boo Board Book. Watch a non-scary movie, like “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” or “Monsters, Inc.”.
Best idea of all? Attend a Gymboween costume party! Adorable costumes, playful activities, songs and Ooodles of bubbles…nothing scary about it!!