A Halloween candy hunt is the perfect activity to help keep kids safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. This Covid-safe Halloween activity is basically a spookified Easter egg hunt. It's a fun, easy activity to throw together, it lets kids have a fun Halloween activity to enjoy, and it lessens the sting of not being able to go trick-or-treating this year to gather candy.
Trick-or-treating is not allowed in our area this year, and my children are definitely disappointed. I came up with this idea for a Halloween themed candy hunt to help take the sting out of missing a favorite Halloween tradition.
Materials for a Halloween Candy Hunt:
- miniature plastic pumpkins
- miniature plastic cauldrons
- fun-size Halloween candies
My original idea was to buy white Easter eggs and orange Easter eggs and use a sharpie or stickers to make ghost and jack-o-lantern faces on them for a candy hunt. I still love that idea, but alas, I thought of the idea too late to be able to order those colors of Easter eggs for this Halloween. But while I was looking for the orange and white plastic eggs, I did find these charming little plastic pumpkin and black cauldron Halloween favor containers.
I love a good craft, but there's a lot to be said for having an idea that can come together so quickly and easily with store-bought products, too! The favor containers are the perfect size to hold a few pieces of Halloween candy.
I like how the orange jack-o-lanterns are easier to find, and the black cauldrons are a little more difficult (my girls are older, so we need to up the difficulty level for these kinds of hunts).
I ordered my containers from Amazon, but I know I've seen these objects in years past in the dollar store, so check there first, if you have one near you.
Now, the only question is do I let them hunt in the daytime, or do I make them hunt with a flashlight at night?