Thursday, October 2, 2014

Preparing for Halloween on the Road

Last year, we spent Halloween in the North Georgia Mountains. We had been stationary in a large RV resort for about 3 months by the time Halloween rolled around. The resort was well organized with a monthly activity calendar prepared and shared with residing campers well in advance. They had planned a Halloween Festival the Saturday before Halloween where they encouraged full-time residence to participate in a trunk-or-treat or golf-cart-or-treat candy collection, costume contest, and various thematic games. There must have been at least 100 children that turned out for all the fun. 

This year, I’m not sure where we are going to be other than on the road. We have a few locations in mind, but we haven’t nailed it down. Based on what I learned last year, below are my suggestions for enjoying a fun and safe Halloween on the road.

Know your location in advance. 
Didn’t I just say we didn’t know where we were going to be? Yes, but we will be determining the location in the next week. Are you going to be boon-docking (parked in an area without provided resources) or hooked up at a campground? 

If you’re staying in a campground…
Many campgrounds that are open during this season, offer some type of get-together, Fall Festival, or Trick-or-Treating. If so talk to staff to find out what all is involved and if it is something you and your children would be interested in participating in. 

If you’re not in a campground or your campground doesn’t offer activities for kids…
The next place I would look is out in the community churches or the parks and recreation center. If you’re not at the campground now and you can’t just drive around to see signs advertising the activities that will be held in the area, you may want to call the Chamber of Commerce for the area you will be staying and ask about events that will be held there. You could also do a Google search for churches in the area and check their calendar of events to see if anything is planned. In addition to these places, sometimes Zoos, Amusement Parks, and Museums schedule parties, concerts, and other activities for kids, so you might want to check any of these out in your area. 

If you're looking for some fun learning activities to do with your little ones, check out my post:  DAILY FALL FUN ACTIVITIES

For some fun and educational Fall and Halloween Themed Resources, check out my TeachersPayTeachers Store!



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I hope you plan an enjoyable way to celebrate Halloween safely with your kids! I'd love to hear what you're planning to do while on the road this Halloween or what you've done in the past!

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