Halloween at Home

The Brockton Public Schools joins Mayor Robert F. Sullivan and the City of Brockton in strongly advising Brockton families to skip traditional trick-or-treating activities this year. We’ve compiled a variety of safe and fun-filled activities you can do right at home to give your child an unforgettable Halloween.

Some of our favorite ideas include:

  • Host a virtual costume party and/or contest on ZOOM or another free video conferencing platform for your child's friends and family.
  • Carve or decorate pumpkins. You can purchase pumpkins and a decorating kit at your local supermarket.
  • Have a Halloween movie marathon. Many streaming platforms feature a list of family-friendly Halloween movies and many TV channels will also be broadcasting Halloween hits.
  • Read Halloween books. Your child has access to a variety of Halloween-themed books on their Reach for Reading account! They can log in to Reach for Reading through Clever (the program they use to access remote learning each day).
  • “Ghost” your friends and family. Work with other families to exchange goodie bags that are accompanied by a message that says, “You’ve been booed!” Leave the goodie bags on each other’s doorsteps.

For more ideas, visit these suggested websites:

15 Fun Social-Distanced Halloween Activities for a Sweet and Safe Celebration

10 Spooktacular Halloween Crafts for Kids

National Geographic Kids Halloween Hangout

Those who still choose to participate in trick-or-treating activities should follow these basic safety practices.

 Remember, many of your neighbors may not feel comfortable giving out candy this year and will choose not to participate. Before ringing the doorbell or knocking on the door, check for signs that they are not participating. Some will keep their front door light off, while others may post a message on their door stating that they are not giving out candy this year. Please respect their decision and move on to the next house.