Halloween is almost here! During this spooky celebration, 600 million pounds of candy will be sold! And this includes 90 million pounds of chocolate!) And if that’s not enough to make your sweet tooth hurt, the average American consumes over three pounds of candy around Halloween.
Healthy Halloween treats
Make some festive Halloween treats that are not only healthy, but delicious! These treats can be fun for Halloween parties, to pack in your child’s lunch, or it can be a fun activity you can do together, and make it a tradition.
When watching a Halloween movie, you can incorporate physical activity by doing jumping jack-o’-lanterns (Jumping Jacks) during the commercial breaks, or make up a game where you have to do a jumping jack-o’-lantern every time someone in the movie says the word “Halloween.”
Pumpkin patch trip
Taking a trip to the pumpkin patch is a great activity that keeps your kids active, and it is fun! Make a couple of trips around the pumpkin patch, and create a competition on who can find the biggest pumpkin, smallest pumpkin, and funniest shaped pumpkin! Then finally, let them find the perfect pumpkin to take home.
Local Halloween fair
If your family decides to visit the local Halloween fair, don’t hesitate to participate in all the fun activities! Often, you will be walking around all day long, hanging out with friends, and maybe even getting scared at the haunted house! The Halloween fair is a great opportunity to stay active all day long.
All of these activities can be transformed into a great way to stay active and still stay in the Halloween spirit. Have fun this Halloween season, and don’t be afraid to get creative with healthy Halloween treats and active Halloween games!