Touch-Free Halloween Trick or Treat Ideas With Fort Magic
Posted October 23, 2020 by Fort Magic
With the world feeling so out of control right now, we are all looking for ways to feel normal. One of the best ways to do that is by carrying on with our Halloween tradition of Trick or Treating. And, while it may look a little different this year, it can still be done in a fun, safe way, especially with the help of a Fort Magic building kit. Check out these great Halloween fort building ideas!
Incorporate Your Fort Building into the Halloween Fun
Did you know you can use your Fort Magic building kit to bring some extra fun to Halloween this year? Below are just a few ways to do so:
1. Make it Spooky
Step up your Halloween game, while keeping it touch-free, by incorporating a spooky fort in your front yard. Decorate the inside of your structure with ghosts, goblins, black cats, witches’ hats, and cauldrons, and allow kids to walk through the fort to get their candy. Of course, if you are not entirely into the creepy side of Halloween, decorate your structure with pumpkins, mums, and other fun fall decor and make it a great photo spot for your neighborhood trick or treaters and their parents.
No matter which you go with, be sure to add some hanging lights and spotlights. This will ensure everyone can be seen and will allow them to properly social distance. Some stores sell orange and black lights allowing you to stick with your theme. You can even add spooky music if you really want to go the extra mile.
2. Go with a Theme
For the really creative families, choose a theme for your fort. For example, you could turn your yard into a cemetery with the fort acting as the mausoleum. At each grave, put candy to be collected by the trick or treaters. Not only will this add an element of fun, but it will also ensure a touch-free transfer of goodies.
3. Use it to Pass Out Candy
Every child loves a fort, so what better way to incorporate yours into Halloween than through using it to pass out candy. You may choose to set up a table within the structure to hold the candy or allow children to walk through it and receive their candy on the other side, regardless, just make it fun! Another great idea is to have goody bags already made, set up, and spread out so each child can simply grab one on their own.
4. Get into Character
While this holiday is certainly fun for the kids, the adults can get in on the action as well. Since most costumes require masks already, what better way to ensure safety than dressing up. Several costumes also have gloves, which is another element of protection.
if you’re not really into dressing up, you can still decorate your mask with a fall or Halloween theme, and, of course, be sure to wear gloves if choosing to pass out candy. Hand sanitizer is also a great item to make accessible for use by you and your neighbors.
5. Choose the Right Location
While doing a themed yard may dictate where you put your structure, those choosing to simply decorate it in a spooky manner have more options. You can choose to put it in your yard or closer to your home, or for more convenience, put it close to the street. Not only will this be easier for trick or treaters, but it will also keep them moving and not clustered together trying to get their candy.
Get the Whole Family Involved with the Fort Building on Halloween
Setting up a fort for Halloween is a great way to spend time with the whole family. Not only is it fun, but it’s also an excellent learning opportunity. Allow your kids to not only design the structure, which will require math, science, and engineering skills but let them figure out what will go on both the inside and outside. Challenge them to make and recycle as many decorations as possible, allowing them to access their artistic and creative side.
If some decorations are needing to be purchased, allow that to be a learning experience as well. First, set a budget, have them make a list of the items needed, and make them price them out. Next, have them go to the store, find them, and work with the cashier to pay for them. This practice will not only allow them to make a budget but will help them stay within it and see the value of money.
Spreading the Fun
It’s safe to say that everyone could use a little extra joy and happiness right now. Fortunately, with a Fort Magic building kit, you can turn your front yard into an exciting, albeit spooky experience for all of your friends and neighbors. And, while the kids will love the decor and treats, parents will appreciate the extra care you’ve taken to make sure everything is touch-free and safe.
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