Follow the Neighbourhood Halloween Picture Trick or Treat Trail in York!
York’s Halloween Picture Trail: An Alternative to Trick or Treating During COVID-19
Halloween excitement is already building, my youngest daughter started to ask about trick or treating pretty much as soon as Easter was over! As with most things though, it seems celebrating Halloween might look a little different this year.
We love dressing up and decorating the house, but the kids dipping their hands into communal pots of sweets seems a little unlikely at the moment. We don’t want to upset people by knocking on their doors either.
So, we wondered whether a York Picture Trick or Treat Trail could be the answer!
The rainbow trails were a brilliant way to keep kids busy during lockdown and this would be the same idea – just with Halloween Pictures!
Children could draw or paint their own halloween picture – complete with a scary face design – and put it in their window. Or you can download one of the Mumbler Halloween Pictures here. We can then see how many pumpkins, ghosts, monsters, masks, cats and children can spot as they go out over Halloween.
For every picture your child spots, you could put a sweet or little toy in their Trick or Treat bag. If you want to mix it up, give a different treat for each different image (Pumpkin = a chocolate, Cat = a lolly etc)
Children could do the trail at any time over the half-term, and it’s a way for them to Trick or Treat – and get treats – without knocking on doors and rummaging around in a pot of sweets.
Let us know what you think over on the York Mumbler Chat Group where we’ll pin a thread for people to comment if they have lots of pictures in their area.
We’ve also put together a blog on alternative ways to celebrate Halloween with kids, that you can read here.
And if you fancy pumpkin picking, see the round-up of where to pick a pumpkin locally here.
And look out for some more Halloween crafts and things to do coming soon!