This midterm break we all have to improvise a bit. Since we are officially back in lockdown and Simon Harris has recommended to seek out alternatives to trick or treating, it might be a good alternative to participate in some online events. We love doing things virtually together as a family such as looking at animal cams or visiting the museum. For this midterm break, we have selected a few free options for your kids to get in the Halloween spirit from the safety of your home.
5 Free things to do during Halloween 2020 online
Spleodar Halloween Arts Festival Nenagh has prepared a great programme for kids of all ages to join in online. The creators have made a great effort to include as many activities for kids online as possible. All activities listed here are free but if you are in Nenagh you can also participate in some paid activities that require materials provided by Nenagh Arts Centre.
Three times a week there will be a different Halloween story online for children 6 + to get in a spooky mood. The stories are about 10 mins long and can be viewed on Spleaodar’s Facebook page.
Dates: Monday 26 of October at 5pm, Wednesday 28 of October at 5pm, Friday 30 of October at 5pm
Age: 6 + (Children below 12 years old are recommended to be supervised when viewing videos online)
Halloween Kids Costume Competition
Dress up in your favourite spooky costume and take some scary photos of your creation. Whether you like to dress up as a wicked witch, vampire, superhero or mermaid, all entries are welcome. You have the chance to win a €50 voucher for JKC Toymaster. Entries must be made by October 28th. Winners will be announced the following day.
Date: 28th of October
Age: All children are welcome to participate
Watch this great online theatre production for free for kids at home. The Trick or Treat theatre is presenting a pirate story suitable for the whole family. Pirate Queen Maeve is telling stories, singing songs and causing trouble with her mischievous helpers by her side.
Date: October 27 – 28.
Age: All Ages
Online Music Class
An interactive music class for all the little ones at home by Music Generation. Sing and make music with things you find around the house. This is a fun way to get children enthusiastic and creative with music.
Date: 27th October at 11 am, 29th October at11 am, 31st October at 11am
Age: 3 – 6 years old, everyone is welcome to join in
This is not your usual quest, this is a quest to save the world. Become a Curse Hunter this Halloween and go on a digital quest to save the world from your home. You might need to create some witch elixirs in the kitchen, disguise yourself in a costume or answer some spooky questions on the interactive App. This activity is most suitable for primary school children and requires an App. This is an initiative of the Bram Stoker Festival.
Dates: Download the App from Friday the 23rd of October. There is a limited amount of downloads available. The app is going to be activated on Friday 30th until Mon 2nd.
Age: 6 – 11 year-olds
While we are all at home, this might be a good time to get your kids into some reading. Check out our recommendation on the best children’s books by Irish authors and illustrators.