Do you feel the excitement in the air? The spooky and fun Halloween season is approaching fast and it means we have to get prepared for some fun celebrations.
Halloween season is not only for youngsters but also a great time of year for seniors to enjoy.
There are several Halloween activities that seniors love to participate in. If you are looking for ideas that can make this Halloween a fun celebration for your seniors, please take a look at the following list of Fun & Joyful Halloween Activities for Seniors.
9 Halloween Activities for Seniors
1. Halloween Trivia Game
Make Halloween a fun-filled and spooky mood for your seniors by planning a Halloween trivia game. Trivia games are always entertaining, and they create a sense of excitement. By participating in these games, they can boost their mental health, stimulate their brain, and stay engaged.
2. Halloween A to Z
This is a very interesting game to make your elderly loved ones think out of the box. Try to include some strange words that are related to Halloween in this game. Their participation can serve as a great benefit for improving their vocabulary and spelling skills.
Fill a jar with chocolate bars, candy corn or similar candies. Involve your seniors and other family friends and start guessing the number of candies in the jar. The person who reaches close to the actual number of candies wins a prize. Along with children, your elderly family members will enjoy playing this game.
4. Pumpkin Games
Help your seniors get engaged with games that involve pumpkins. Halloween cups, Guess the Pumpkin weight, etc. These are easy games and seniors with limited mobility can enjoy playing from their comfort.
5. Festive Crafts
Crafts can strengthen motor skills, keep agile, reduce anxiety, reduce stress, and give a sense of self-esteem. Plan for crafts such as painted pumpkins, cheesecloth ghosts, mason jar mummy votives, etc. as these can be prepared with easy-to-use materials. With these craft ideas, you can make this Halloween more joyful for seniors who prefer to stay indoors.
6. Halloween Movies
Halloween is incomplete without watching movies. Join your loved ones and try to spend time diving into your older one’s childhood favorites. Along with their interests, try to add some new genre movies or television shows that can make this year’s Halloween even more special. This can serve as cinema therapy, thereby supporting them in relieving stress, improving mood and motivation, encouraging socialization, etc.
It is the perfect time to help loved ones decorate their home for the season. Halloween gives us an excellent opportunity to be creative and can significantly benefit your loved one’s mental and physical health. Purchase the needful decorative items such as paper napkins, plastic Halloween-themed plates, decals, etc., and start supporting your elders in home decor.
Dressing up can be the best part of the Halloween celebration. If they have any dream costume or favorite one which they want to repeat, help them in wearing it.
9. Halloween Snacks
Though Halloween mainly relates to refined sugar and candy treats, you can still plan for a healthy Halloween snack for your loved one’s enjoyment. Accompany them in preparing traditional holiday treats by substituting unrefined whole wheat pastry, nutrient-packed ingredients, natural sweeteners, etc. By involving seniors in cooking, you can make their senses of sound, smell, taste, touch, and sight alive.
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