Halloween is creepily approaching and here at the UVM Medical Center we are preparing for some festive fun! Whether you are planning on hosting a Halloween party, or just looking for silly Saturday afternoon entertainment, the following ideas will guarantee some spirited enjoyment.

64-Non-Candy-Halloween-Snack-Ideas-boo-nanna-popsSweet & spooky non-candy snacks

Sign us up! A food activity — like making “boo-nana pops” — is perfect for Halloween when children have an abundance of sugar coming their way. We simply substitute white chocolate with Greek yogurt! This snack is healthy and delicious.  Take a look at this link below for 64 non-candy snack ideas.

Spider-Web-WalkingA spooky Halloween game

In need of a spooky Halloween game? Try the “Spider Web Walking Halloween Game.” It is perfect for any weather as you can adjust it to any environment (indoor or outdoor). We like this game because it balances fun and spooky all in one! Visit this link for thirty more creative Halloween games for all ages.

Pumpkin-Apple-StampsMake Halloween art!

Pumpkin apple stamps are an easy and fun way to create new works of art. Also, if you have any leftover apples from apple picking, this is a great way to use them up! It’s simple and sweet. For step-by-step instructions, click here.


Alexis Tyler Szczypiorski, CCLS, is a child life specialist at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital.

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