I’m channeling some of my angst into doing Halloween stuff for my kid. Stuff that’s either too much effort or too “silly” to do for myself but that he’ll enjoy. Right now I’m at the stage of adding ideas then eventually I’ll edit down.
My notes just copy/pasted
Baking soda/vinegar - Potion/volcano something. Maybe out of a pumpkin? Maybe out of a witch's cauldron?
Kool aid dye hair?
Finding "eyeballs" - Green jello, vanilla pudding+green food coloring, grapes
Reach into cardboard box to feel worms/other sensory stuff
Halloween candy easter egg hunt
Toilet paper roll bats
Paint pumpkins/"pumpkins" (last year his class did paper plates with a couple of cut outs to make a "stem" on one part of the rim, easy cheap craft project)
DIY pumpkin piñata
Make a cardboard pumpkin and do cornhole "Feed the Pumpkin" (would need bean bags)
Movement game with dice - 1 move like a cat, 2 crawl like a spider, 3 fly like a bat, 4 stomp like a monster, 5 float like a ghost (tip toes), 6 walk like a monster
Candy science experiments https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/halloween-science-experiments/
Our neighborhood is not a trick or treating neighborhood, that’s the next one over (love the candy chute idea @Marcela !), but we do have a lot of foot traffic so I’m putting up some basic Halloween decorations for the first time ever. I’ll post pictures once I get it done this weekend. Oh, also I’m going to dye my hair purple at some point, because why not. My hair is already dark so no idea if it’s going to be noticeable or not.
Edit: I just put up a new cinnamon broom to replace last year’s. I let it sit out in the garage for a few days after I brought it home so it’s not quite so punch-you-in-the-face with the smell.