Halloween Traditions with Toddlers
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by PJ Masks. All opinions are my own.
It’s that time of year when the weather is cooling down, neighbors are decorating their lawns for the holidays, and the kids are excited about the feeling of all-you-can-eat treats & desserts (while the parents are feeling anxious). This Fall, Jaxon is turning 4 years old, and we are definitely noticing the change! As he gets older, he’s beginning to understand more about what the holidays mean to him, and what to expect. It’s fun for us to ask him what he wants to be for Halloween, or what activities he wants to do on his birthday. This year for Halloween, we are starting new family traditions with him. So, stay tuned as I discuss some Halloween Traditions with Toddlers.
Halloween is Jaxon’s FAVORITE holiday (much different than when he was younger). Although Halloween 2020 looks a little different this year, we are still going all out for him, and celebrating in new, fun ways.
One of our favorite Halloween traditions is carving pumpkins!
Marquis & I set up a table in the backyard (to minimize the mess) and helped Jax carve pumpkins with our PJ Masks Carving Stencils.
This was our first time carving pumpkins, so we really had no idea what to expect.
We picked up a pumpkin carving kit from Walmart that is toddler-friendly, with proper adult supervision & we (meaning Marquis) got to work!
Easy Pumpkin Carving Steps
Step 1: Cut the top of the pumpkin off
Step 2: Scoop the pumpkin seeds & remains out (toddler MAY be grossed out – or not)
Step 3: Trace the PJ Masks Stencil on the pumpkin
Step 4: Follow the traced lines to create your favorite hero – we opted for Catboy!
To trick-or-treat or not? That is the question.
Regardless of the answer, shopping for a Halloween costume is a MUST DO Halloween tradition for toddlers.
Jax really got into character as Catboy & chased our dog around the backyard.
Halloween isn’t only about pumpkins, costumes, & candy. To wind Jaxon down, we like to have arts and crafts time! We downloaded these super fun activity sheets for Jax to complete. It was the perfect addition to our list of Halloween traditions for toddlers.
At the end of the day, our little hero was wiped out from our activity-filled day. But, heroes have to sleep sometimes, right?
So while this Halloween will look a little different, our adventure-seeking, mask-wearing, hero-loving kids shouldn’t have to sacrifice on the fun! And now, you know exactly what to do to incorporate your Halloween traditions with toddlers.
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