Every holiday gives your kids and your au pair a chance to work together, have fun and build memories with holiday-related crafts and activities.
Cultural sharing and just plain ‘ole relationship-building happens in the doing of things.
Given that Halloween is one of the trio of secular, nation wide cultural holidays (the other two being Thanksgiving and 4th of July), it’s one that au pairs and kids can share regardless of any differences in religious observances.
A bonus, too, is that our neighbors also celebrate these holidays.
One of my favorite blogs, EverythingEtsy, regularly posts lists of 101 Free Crafts for (x) Holiday. They have a terrific list of activities for Halloween. Some of these are cooking, some are sewing, and many are easy, inexpensive paper crafts.
I’m a sucker for a garland of holiday pennants, myself.
The Halloween Boo
There’s a great “craft plus action” activity here– the Halloween ‘Boo’. A ‘boo’ is a neighbor-to-neighbor chain ‘treat’. You boo your neighbor with a treat, then they boo someone, and on and on…
We first experienced a boo when we moved to New Jersey. One of my neighbors — I don’t know who!– boo us every year, leaving tootsie rolls and Halloween decorations on our porch a week before Halloween.
Make some Fun
Make some Memories
Have your aupair check out the post of 101 Handmade Halloween Ideas, and she if there’s anything to tempt her/him and to create some extra (non-candy) fun with your kids.
Got any great tips for celebrating Halloween with your au pair? Please share, below.