October 25, 2019

3 Tips for a Howlin' Good Time on Halloween

No tricks here--Healthier Generation is here to support your spooky celebrations for Halloween in schools and out-of-school time programs, and at home! Check out these three ways to keep the mischief managed and have a howlin’ good time during Halloween festivities! 


1. Light up the Night with Families 

For a fun event that gets students, staff, and families participating in physical activity together, take a cue from Morgan County R-II Schools in Missouri and host a "Light up the Night" event. The district hosts a walking event each year on the evening before Halloween as part of their family engagement strategy. The district’s Health and Wellness Coordinator, Laura Piercy, shares that “participants are encouraged to ‘Light up the Night’ with glow sticks, flashlights, light-up necklaces, headbands, bracelets, and shoes as they walk at our elementary school’s walking trail.”  Students can win an extra recess for their class by completing the most laps or by being the most lit up on the walking trail! For more tricks and treats for engaging families in healthy activities all year long, visit KohlsHealthyatHome.org


2. Prepare Scarily Nutritious Treats 

Does planning a Halloween celebration give you a fright? Make these quick and easy spook-tacular treats with kids for Halloween celebrations!


3. Host a Healthy Monster Bash 

Check out Healthier Generation’s Healthy Celebration Sign-Up template to streamline party planning for your goblins and ghouls. This resource provides staff and parents with an easy way to track classroom celebration planning! 

We know many schools and out-of-school time sites work hard to create healthy environments for students by celebrating with physical activity and healthy foods. Your school or site can customize our Healthy Celebration Letter and share with staff and families to ensure everyone is on the same page about celebrations!  


How are you celebrating? Share photos of your fang-tastic healthy Halloween celebrations on social media and tag them with #SweeterStudents!