Virtual Halloween Ideas from Common Sense Media

Source: Common Sense Media

Endless supplies of candy. Dressing up as your favorite superhero. Classroom parties. Trick-or-treating. There are so many reasons kids love Halloween, and it’s just around the corner. But we know the ongoing pandemic has families wondering how to celebrate safely. To help you make the best of the holiday this year, we’ve got some tips on how to celebrate virtually with friends. Check out these activity ideas to help you plan a safe and creative Halloween party.

🍿 Spooky movie party
Teleparty is a free extension for Google Chrome that allows friends to stream a movie or show from Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, and HBO together from the comfort of their own screens. Need help picking an age-appropriate movie for your kid? Browse our list of Scary (But Not TOO Scary!) Halloween Movies for kids.

🙋🏽‍♀️ Zoom trivia night
Plan a kids’ trivia night via Zoom or another video-chat tool. All you need is a game host (you?) and trivia questions. Check out this list of 101 trivia questions with answers for kids from Parade, or this list with 200 from Mom Loves Best. And of course, the virtual trivia attendees can show off their costumes on-screen!

🎮 Game night with The Jackbox Party Pack 6 (4 stars, 12+)
This collection of games is available for download on the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and Windows PCs. The pack comes with a variety of games, including a murder-themed trivia game better suited for tweens and teens. Adult content can be switched off in the settings for each game, and players can play against each other from anywhere.

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