The past year and a half have been difficult for everyone, and it’s no different for your kids. Sure, maybe when the pandemic first took off they were excited that they didn’t have to go to school anymore, instead opting for courses on the computer, such as an online trigonometry class; however, as the thrill of staying home wore off, they have grown increasingly tired of zoom classes, confinement, and being socially isolated from their fellow classmates. Just like anybody else, they need a break, some excitement in their lives, and with an onslaught of holidays making up the last few months of the year, there are several fun activities to keep them entertained.
To Trick or to Treat?
With October comes scares and tooth-decaying sweets of Halloween. It’s a holiday that many people look forward to every year, especially kids, but unfortunately, last year’s scare-fest might have been canceled for them due to the pandemic. Assuming they are able to wander from house to house this year, they are going to need a costume. Take them to get one picked out and snag some Halloween candy while you’re at it. Go with them on Halloween night, or if they’re old enough, they can choose to go with some friends. They will be excited to be able to prowl the nights as vampires and werewolves once again. Just be sure your kids brush their teeth after eating all that candy!
Alternatively, if your child considers themself too old to go Trick-or-Treating, they can always go to a Halloween party at a friend’s house, or you can throw one at your own home. If they are feeling particularly brave, test their might by taking them to a scary movie!
Enjoy November’s Perfect Weather
November is the sweet spot of fall where it’s not so cold that you can’t be outside without a heavy jacket, while still cool enough that you won’t sweat. This makes it perfect for doing all sorts of activities both indoors and outdoors with your children. You might bring them hunting if they are old enough, or maybe they are a sports fan that would love nothing more than to attend a football game. Don’t forget the Thanksgiving day parades that will take place at the end of the month, too! And speaking of Thanksgiving, maybe they would get a kick out of helping you out around the kitchen as you prepare the feast.
Experience the Winter Wonderland
For many, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year; for kids, it is next-level. Besides the 25th, what can you do with your child before winter rolls around? Well, if you are lucky enough–or perhaps unfortunate enough–to live where it snows, you can take them sledding down a steep hill or build a snowman with them in the front yard. If they have an arm on them, challenge them and their siblings to a snowball fight! There is also the chance that they might get to see the big man himself: Santa Clause.
It’s good to get out of the house after being stuck inside for so long. Both you and your kids will feel much better after having thrown some snowballs or attended a giant Thanksgiving parade. There are many other activities you can do with your kids this fall to break up the monotony of the pandemic, but as more and more things begin to open up and lower restrictions, they’ll be able to get back to a sense of normalcy. Even now, as schools have opened their doors for limited days a week, or require students to wear masks, we get closer and closer every day.