Do you remember being little? Do you remember all those fun traditions that your parents created for you? I do, and it’s something I want Hazel to remember, all the fun traditions we create together as a family. Halloween is the big kick-off to everything holiday, so we’ve got to get the celebrations off to a good start.
One of my favorite things about Halloween was Boo’ing my neighbors and friends. The adrenalin that my eight-year-old self-got after ringing the doorbell and running, was something I’ll always remember. Yelling “Go go go go!!” as we jumped in the car and took off down the street, on to the next house.
Last year we Boo’ed some of our neighbors and it all seemed rather confusing to Hazel. Especially when she knew whose house we were at. We visited one of her cousins and she started to cry when we turned away to run back to the car. Hopefully, she can understand it all a bit better this year.
What You’ll Need:
The printable: You’veBeenBoo’ed
A bag to put all your goodies
A Halloween craft
A Halloween Treat
Halloween party favors
*We bought most of our crafts at Michael’s, they had everything 60% off and then we had a 20% off coupon, so you do the math. Also, you don’t have to have a craft or party favors, these are just ideas to help you think of things to put in your Boo Bags.
This is a fun craft to do with your kids, Hazel loved helping me organized the crafts, put the treats in the bags, and decorate the bags with stickers. It was a little difficult for her to not want to make all the crafts, but she was such a big help getting everything sorted out. And we did make a few little stick puppets while we were bagging everything. How can you resist such a sweet little, please?
Have fun with your kids on this one, take them to the store and ask them what they think their friends would like to create. Or ask them what kind of candy or favors their friends would like. The best part of giving is making it fun for the kids too, get them involved.
Once you are done creating and gathering everything for your Boo Bags you’ll want to make sure you download the printable I’ve created. It’s a cute little rhyme about the idea behind booing, and there is a copy of the ghost to put at your door and to have them copy themselves.
Download the printable for the You’ve Been Boo’ed handout!
The last part of the activity is probably the best one yet. Ding-dong-ditch your neighbors and leave this goodie bag at their door. They will love the little surprise you have for them, and they will spread the cheer and boo a few other people as well. I love seeing all the ghosts show up on my neighbor’s doors. Don’t forget to leave a copy of the You’veBeenBoo’edPrintable at their door!
What is your favorite part about Boo’ing your friends? What will you put in your Boo Bags?!