Halloween Activities

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Halloween Activities

Have a fun-filled Halloween with your international students

As well as going trick-or-treating, there are lots of other great activities that you can do over Halloween. We’ve put together a few fun things that you can do with your international students to have fun this Halloween.

Halloween games

One of the best aspects of welcoming an international student into your home is the chance to share your own culture with an individual from another culture. Halloween is a great opportunity to share some of your traditions with your student. Here are a few of our favourite British Halloween traditions.

Bobbing for apples

Apple-bobbing is a favourite British Halloween activity – a simple but fun game. Fill a basin/bucket with water and a few apples and sit this on the floor. Place a chair in front of the basin and one-by-one individuals will kneel on the chair with a fork in their mouth. The aim of the game is to drop the fork and try to stab one of the apples in the basin.

Doughnuts on a string

Tie a piece of string around a doughnut, with the doughnut being at the bottom of the length of string. Tie the string from a high-up object – for example, a tree branch or deck railing – so that the doughnuts are hanging down. To play this game, participants must try to eat the doughnut without using their hands – the first to do so is the winner.

We can’t wait to see some of the Halloween activities you get up to – if you would like to share them with us, please email your images to hello@academicfamilies.com.

Fun with food

Pumpkin Carving

It wouldn’t be Halloween without carving pumpkins. You can usually find some tools that are child-friendly to carve your pumpkins with in supermarkets. This is a great opportunity to get creative with your student/s. If you have younger students, why not try painting your pumpkins rather than carving them? You can also try saving the pumpkin seeds that you scoop out and roasting them for a healthy snack afterwards.

Make some toffee-apples

This is a classic British treat, and they’re pretty easy to make.  You can experiment with different toppings to make them extra special.

For the full recipe click here.

Eerie eyeball pops recipe

These cake-pops with a twist will go down a treat this Halloween – fun to eat and fun to make.

For the full recipe click here.

Go outdoors

Take a trip to a local pumpkin patch

Visiting a pumpkin patch is a great autumnal activity that will definitely get you and your students excited for Halloween. Spend some time together picking out your own pumpkins to carve later on.

Visit one of your local parks

Autumnal activities don’t need to require lots of planning or money. The trees are lovely this time of year and stepping on those crisp fallen leaves is one of life’s simple pleasures.

This article appears in the following categories  Guardianship, Host Families

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