Fun Halloween activities to do with your child during COVID-19

Halloween is a little strange this year. Well I suppose it’s always a little strange, with all the vampires, witches, superheroes, and zombies running around. But this year, we also have to keep our families safe from something else- COVID-19. Whether you want to take your family out and dress up, or stay home and have fun, we’ve compiled a list of fun Halloween activities to keep your child busy all week long.

Social Distance Trick-or-Treating

Below are some of the options to social distance or drive thru trick or treat in Columbia, MO. To learn more about each event click on the links. Remember to wear your mask, keep social distance, and wash your hands often if you choose an in-person event.

October 28th

  • Pick up a treat bag from The District from 8am – 10am or 12pm – 1pm at 11 South 10th Street in Downtown Columbia

October 29th

October 30th

October 31st

At Home Halloween Activities

Unsure about in-person events? Check out some of the great activities below you can do with your child without leaving the house!

Tips for Halloween Safety

  • Halloween guidance guide from the City of Columbia
    • A comprehensive guide on levels of risk for different fall activities and how to stay safe.
  • Safety tips from the CDC
    • Avoid direct contact with others
    • Wear a mask
    • Wash your hands often
  • Health tips about costumes, candy, and more from
    • Make sure costumes are bright and easy to spot.
    • Don’t allow young children to carve pumpkins, consider drawing or painting instead.
    • Some candy can be choking hazards, only give your child age-appropriate treats.