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.
- Pick up a treat bag from The District from 8am – 10am or 12pm – 1pm at 11 South 10th Street in Downtown Columbia
- Pick up a treat bag from The District from 4pm to 6pm at 11 South 10th Street in Downtown Columbia.
- Drive Thru Trick or Treat at House of Brokers from 4-6 pm.
- Drive Thru Trick or Treat at Family First Chiropractic from 5-7 pm. 550 E. Green Meadows Rd
- Virtual crafts with the District from 5-7 pm.
- Drive Thru Trick or Treat by Parks and Rec at Cosmo Park from 3-5 pm.
- Social Distance Trick or Treat at Forum Christian Church from 3-6 pm.
- Social Distance Trunk or Treat at Christian Fellowship Church from 5-7 pm.
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!
- Lend and Learn Libraries Creatures Activity Kit
- Toddler pumpkin crafts
- Three easy baby activities
- Monster and creature crafts
- Parks and Rec October activity box (not recommended for children under the age of 3.)
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 healthychildren.org.
- 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.