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Celebrate Halloween Safely with Your Children


Halloween may look slightly different for your family this year, and your children are sure to enjoy all of the fun of Halloween safely with these creative ideas! Check out these activities to get creative with this year’s festivities. You might even make some new traditions for your family!

  • Decorate Pumpkins: This tradition is simple and fun for all ages! Totschooling put together this list for toddler-friendly ways to decorate pumpkins. You can even enter Homewood Public Library’s Pumpkin Photo Contest for a chance to win an electronic gift card! Click here to submit a photo of your pumpkins into the contest before October 27, 2020.

  • Spooky Movie Night: Dress up in fun costumes and enjoy Halloween from home with a family movie night! Let your children pick out a movie, pop some popcorn, and enjoy Halloween candy from the comfort and safety of your own home.

  • The Birmingham Zoo’s NEW Daytime Halloween Event: Visit the Birmingham Zoo for Hoots & Howls, the new daytime family-friendly Halloween event! Hoots & Howls is a limited entry, socially distanced event, and tickets must be purchased before visiting the zoo. The event will be held from 10 am – 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays starting on October 17. Click here for more information or to purchase wristbands.

  • McWane Science Center’s Halloween Hunt: A general admission ticket to McWane’s Halloween Hunt (October 30 and 31) allows guests to participate in a science scavenger hunt throughout the museum, earn prizes, and more! Grab your masks, Halloween costumes, and your family for a fun night at McWane Science Center! Click here to find more information on their Facebook page.

  • Hoover Public Library: Participate in Hoover Public Library’s Full Moon Fun-tivities and pick up an activity pack for some take-home fun October 26 – October 31! Activity packs are available for pick up at the Hoover Public Library Kids Department on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can also join virtual storytime on the Hoover Public Library Kids Facebook page every Wednesday this month for engaging October themed stories and music!

Check out these tips from UAB Medicine for more ways to celebrate a safe and inclusive Halloween. Visit your local public library or place of worship for more Spooktacular events and activities!

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