Halloween, a time of spookiness and delight. Halloween provides a great opportunity to add tech into our lives without thinking of it as a tech lesson! It is the perfect occasion for parents to blend tradition with technology, to use tech and involve children, leading to learning through play. By embracing Halloween as a digital experience, it can help with making the celebration more interactive and engaging. In this article, we explore creative ways parents can incorporate technology into Halloween activities, ensuring a memorable and #digital Halloween for the whole family.
Augmented Reality (AR) Scavenger Hunts
Use Augmented Reality (AR) apps to take the classic Halloween scavenger hunt to the next level. This allows children to hunt for virtual spooky creatures or treasures hidden around the house or in the garden. This modern scavenger hunt adds an extra layer of excitement as kids use smartphones or tablets to uncover digital surprises while enjoying the thrill of the hunt. If you are in need of a device, then take a look at some suggestions below.
Virtual Costume Contests
We live in a connected world, with video calls and virtual parties, organize a fancy dress event for your child and their friends using video conferencing platforms. Encourage creativity by having everyone show their costume and talk about them. Perhaps even use filters on images and create a whole new look, this adds a different dimension to dressing up.
Use a smart speaker, and ask it to play spooky tunes. Or create a playlist on #spotify and play this during Halloween celebrations. Let us know what is on your playlist. Perhaps even change the ringtone on your smart door bell to a spooky theme.
Change the wall paper on devices to a Halloween theme.
Digital Decorations and Light Shows
Transform your home into a haunted mansion by including digital decorations and light shows. Use projectors or smart lighting systems to project Halloween themed images onto windows or walls, creating a dynamic and immersive Halloween environment.
Crafting at Halloween
Combine creativity and technology by engaging kids in do-it-yourself Halloween-themed tech crafts. Activities like making LED-powered costumes, crafting glow-in-the-dark accessories, or creating simple electronic gadgets can add a tech twist to traditional crafting sessions, making Halloween an even more exciting celebration.
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