There’s a time in every child’s life when they no longer want to trick-or-treat on Halloween. Maybe it’s when they turn 13 and the lady next door tells them they’re too old to be asking for candy, or maybe your 11-year-old is giving into peer pressure to stop the fun. Whatever the reason, when your child’s trick-or-treating days are finished it’s time to find new activities for your teenager to do on Halloween. If you don’t help them plan something, your teen may end up wandering the streets on Halloween without a plan. Instead, try these five fun alternatives.
Halloween doesn’t have to be just fun and games for your teenager. Encourage them to volunteer in the community. There are many service opportunities on Halloween. Whether they volunteer at a haunted house, fall festival, or soup kitchen, it’ll be good for your teen and good for the community they serve.
Are you worried about what your teenager will do when they give up trick-or-treating? It’s natural to wonder if they’ll roam the streets with friends who will toilet paper homes, smash pumpkins, or terrorize little kids. Instead of letting your kids fill their time with whatever seems fun in the moment, take control of the situation by helping your teen plan a fun, safe Halloween with friends. From parties and progressive dinners to volunteering and passing out candy, your teen can have a fun and mischief-free Halloween.