For my son, this is the first year he has really gotten excited about Halloween and it is honestly getting me more excited too (I didn't know it was possible). Every time we go out and he sees a pumpkin or a wreath he gets so happy and yells, 'look Mom Halloween!!!'. So I decided our yearly tradition of just randomly engaging in fall activities wont cut it this year. This year we need a plan. And thus, the 13 days of Halloween was born.
Last year I had an etsy shop selling earings and I had bought LOTS of little craft jewelry boxes and now subsequensly have dozens lying in storage, just calling to be used. So I decided this would be a perfect craft to use them, making a little advent calender, counting down the days to Halloween with fun toddler friendly activities.
First I painted the boxes, half Orange, half splattered Orange. Then I wrote the numbers on the lid, glued a magnet on the back, and added fun family Halloween activities with little prizes for the boys to open every morning and enjoy.
I tried to think of things to do that didn't include spending money, but a couple of the activities cost money, but I figured they were things we would do anyway.
13 days of Halloween: Activities
1. Mail spooky card to grandparents
2. Attend a Halloween party
3. Make Halloween sugar cookies
4. Have a Halloween party
5. Drink hot apple cider
6. Carve pumpkins
7. Go to a pumpkin patch
8. Have a spooky dinner
9. Make our Halloween costumes
10. Watch a fun Halloween movie
11. Rent Halloween books from the library
12. Go on a fall drive to look at leaves
13. Go Trick or Treating