Bay Alarm Medical
Carli DeLaCruz

Live Long and Prosper: 5 Healthy Halloween Activities For Seniors

Topic(s) : Caring for Parents, Family Caregivers, Seniors

Grumpy Grandpa dressed up as Spock for Halloween.

With Halloween just around the corner, Grumpy Grandpa wanted to share some fun and simple activities to do with your senior to get them in the holiday spirit.

1.) Milk Jug Halloween Characters

Halloween milk jug ghosts light from within.

These jugs are adorable and couldn’t get any easier to make. All you would need to do is collect a few empty gallons of milk, draw on faces with Sharpie markers, then cut a whole in the back so you can string through some white lights. You can also spray paint these orange to look like jack-o-lanterns as well. These make great centerpieces!

2.) Boo Front Door Decoration

The word "boo" made of wooden letters strung together on front door.

This festive front door decoration is composed of wooden letters that can be purchased at craft stores (such as Michael’s), paint, and string. Simply pick out your letters at your local craft store, pick a few paint colors (black and/or orange is always a safe bet), and get a bit of sturdy string to tie it all together. Paint your letters and once the paint is dry, tie them together with ribbon or string. Then, show off your creation by hanging it on your door!

3.) Washi Tape Pumpkins

Pumpkin with Washi Tape stripes.

Washi tape is a nifty little crafting tape that makes it easy to personalize items. It’s great for scrapbooking or gift-wrapping. It also looks great on pumpkins. You can place it along the seams for a stylish look. The Washi Tape can be purchased at Office Depo, Target, and other office supply stores.

4.) Keebler Witch’s Hat Cookies

Keebler cookies turned upside down with hershey's kisses on top to look like a witch's hat.

These cookies look great AND taste great too! To make these cute little witch’s hats all you would need to do is get a box of Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies, lay the cookies out upside down (chocolate side facing up), and dab a bit of cake frosting in the middle (food coloring preferable). Then simply place a Hershey’s Kiss on top and voila!

5.) Frozen Boo-nana Pops

Ghosts made out of frozen bananas topped with white chocolate.

To make these not-so-scary ghosts, simply cut a few bananas in half lengthwise, then in half to make four quarters. Next, stick Popsicle sticks through them. Then melt white chocolate and dip the bananas (covering them completely). Then add two dark chocolate chips on top to make the eyes of the ghosts, do this quickly to avoid the chocolate hardening. Then freeze them on a wax-lined cookie sheet.

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