Candy ziplines and other innovative ways to be pandemic-safe on Halloween

October 8, 2020 – FYI

This Juneau family has gotten creative for Halloween. Eliot, age 13, created a zipline between an upstairs window and the mailbox to make eerieal candy deliveries – from a safe distance! Eliot even attached some LED lights to make this Halloween boohickey even more ghoulish at night.

During the pandemic, traditional trick-or-treating with kids gathering on doorsteps isn’t recommended, but it’s the perfect year to be innovative, like Eliot and his family have.

Here are some other fun ideas:

  • Dress up in costumes as a family and have a party at home with just your household.
  • Borrow a tradition from another holiday: Hide a few Halloween treats inside or outside the house and have your child find them. Make the hunt even spookier by giving kids a flashlight to search for their treasures in the dark.
  • Organize a Halloween-themed scavenger h(a)unt at home.

Read the Halloween post in the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ Play Every Day blog for more ideas.