Halloween Party, tips for infants!

Jodi - posted on 09/21/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi Ladies! I am throwing a halloween party for the neighborhood kids. I'm estimating a good 18-24 kids totals, ages from newborn to 10ish. I have activities for all age levels except under one year!

Obviously, newborns won't need anything. But, there will about a half dozen or so babies ages 6 months to a year and I'd like to have *something* for them to do. The only thing I can really think of is filling our kid's wading pool with shreds of halloween colored paper...but then there's the ink...and the mouthing of everything! lol

Any ideas whatsoever that I could employ for kiddos under 1, or right around that age would be greatly appreciated! Thanks much in advance ladies!!! :)

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Alicia - posted on 09/21/2011

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what about filling it with spaghetti? it kind of feels like worms, and it wouldnt be the worst thing to put in ur mouth. :)

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Jodi - posted on 09/23/2011

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I like that idea. It's going to be outdoors, so anything wet or cold is out...but I can easily rummage up some items to but in Halloween candy bowls! A family member also suggested that I use play pit balls and trick-or-treat pumpkins for the kiddies to put the balls in, take them out etc etc. Thanks ladies!!!

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i like the idea of a sensory area. Plastic tubs (like the ones you get at the hospital) and fill them with fuzzy boas, maybe something rough, water, one you could put ice in for cold. My kids always loved these things.

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I was thinking some kind of sensory activity like that. The child development center at my college would put different things in a tub for the young infants to explore. We used bows (for presents), paper, feathers, large cotton balls, etc. We also had bottles (from juice or pop) that we filled with water and glitter or dried pasta then we super glued the lid shut. Maybe you could use candy corn. We obviously had to supervise these activities closely, but they had a lot of fun.

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