Pandemic Partying – How to Stay Safe This Halloween

Pandemic Partying - How to Stay Safe This Halloween

Gabriella Gomez

     Another‌ ‌year‌ ‌has‌ ‌passed‌ ‌and‌ ‌we‌ ‌are‌ ‌still‌ in‌ ‌the‌ ‌pandemic,‌ ‌which‌ ‌means‌ ‌finding‌ ‌safer‌ ‌ alternatives‌ ‌to‌ ‌Halloween.‌ Though‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌going‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌different,‌ ‌we‌ ‌can‌ ‌all‌ ‌still‌ ‌have‌ ‌lots‌ ‌of‌ ‌fun‌ ‌and‌ ‌eat‌ ‌lots‌ ‌of‌ ‌candy. ‌From‌ ‌scavenger‌ ‌hunts‌ to‌ wearing‌ ‌masks,‌ ‌there‌ ‌are‌ ‌lots‌ ‌of‌ ‌fun‌ ‌ways‌ ‌to‌ celebrate‌ ‌Halloween‌ ‌safely.‌ 

If‌ ‌you‌ ‌aren’t‌ ‌going‌ ‌out‌ ‌to‌ ‌trick-or-treat‌ ‌this‌ ‌year,‌ ‌scavenger‌ ‌hunts‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ a‌ ‌very‌ ‌fun‌ ‌but‌ ‌safe‌ ‌way‌ ‌to‌ ‌get‌ ‌candy.‌ ‌To‌ ‌set‌ ‌one‌ ‌up‌ ‌at‌ ‌home,‌ ‌here’s‌ ‌what‌ ‌you‌ ‌need:‌ 

 1.Riddles‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌can‌ ‌use‌ ‌to‌ ‌put‌ ‌around‌ ‌the‌ ‌house‌ (‌https://www.playosmo.com/kids-learning/scavenger-hunt-riddles-for-kids/‌)‌  

2.Your‌ ‌candy/prize‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌end‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌hunt‌ 

3.Someone‌ ‌to‌ ‌place‌ ‌the‌ ‌riddles‌ ‌and‌ ‌candy‌ ‌so‌ ‌you‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌see‌ ‌them‌ 

 

Here’s‌ ‌how‌ ‌it‌ ‌works:‌  

     Once‌ ‌you‌ ‌print/write‌ ‌down‌ ‌the‌ ‌riddles,‌ ‌place‌ ‌them‌ around‌ ‌the‌ ‌house‌ ‌where‌ ‌they‌ ‌belong.‌ ‌Once‌ ‌all‌

 ‌the‌ ‌riddles‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ placed,‌ ‌make‌ ‌a‌ ‌riddle‌ ‌to‌ ‌give‌ ‌a‌ ‌clue‌ ‌of‌ ‌where‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌riddle‌ ‌is.‌ ‌For‌ ‌example,‌ ‌if‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌riddle‌ ‌was‌ ‌behind‌ ‌a‌ ‌pillow,‌ ‌your‌ ‌starting‌ ‌riddle‌ ‌might‌ ‌be‌ ‌‘I’m‌ ‌a‌ ‌miniature‌ ‌cloud,‌ ‌full‌ ‌of‌ ‌feathers.’‌ ‌This‌ ‌would‌ ‌lead‌ ‌people‌ ‌to‌ ‌look‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌pillow,‌ ‌letting‌ ‌them‌ ‌find‌ ‌clue‌ ‌number‌ ‌one‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌scavenger‌ ‌hunt.‌ ‌When‌ ‌you‌ ‌get‌ ‌down‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌very‌ ‌last‌ ‌clue‌ ‌and‌ find‌ ‌the‌ ‌destination,‌ ‌there‌ ‌your‌ ‌prize‌ ‌awaits.‌  

     If‌ ‌you‌ ‌do‌ ‌decide‌ ‌to‌ ‌go‌ ‌trick-or-treating‌ ‌this‌ ‌year,‌ ‌be‌ ‌sure‌ ‌to‌ ‌do‌ ‌it‌ ‌safely.‌ ‌Wearing‌ ‌a‌ ‌mask‌ ‌is‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌best‌ ‌ways‌ ‌to‌ ‌help,‌ ‌because‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌going‌ ‌to‌ ‌lots‌ ‌of‌ ‌people’s‌ ‌houses.‌ ‌This‌ ‌will‌ ‌add‌ ‌an‌ ‌extra‌ ‌layer‌ ‌of‌ ‌protection‌ ‌to‌ ‌you‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌homeowners.‌ Another‌ ‌safety‌ ‌tip‌ ‌is‌ ‌to‌ ‌check‌ ‌your‌ ‌candy‌ ‌before‌ ‌eating.‌ ‌This‌ ‌can‌ ‌include‌ ‌throwing‌ out‌ ‌open/tampered‌ ‌candy‌ ‌and‌ sanitizing‌ ‌the‌ ‌wrappers‌ ‌before‌ ‌eating.‌ ‌Imagine‌ ‌the‌ ‌amount‌ ‌of‌ ‌hands‌ ‌touching‌ ‌all‌ ‌that‌ ‌candy!‌ ‌Most‌ ‌importantly,‌ ‌be‌ ‌sure‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌fun‌ and‌ ‌stay‌ ‌safe.‌ ‌Comment‌ ‌if‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌other‌ ‌fun‌ ‌alternatives‌ ‌for‌ ‌Halloween,‌ ‌or‌ if‌ ‌you‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌try‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌these.‌