Halloween can be a time of fun for the whole family, especially when you begin with You’ve Been Booed Halloween Activity and Printable.
A Halloween Treat for All – You’ve Been Booed Activity and Printable
When I was a kid, the idea of trick-or-treating was singularly a one-sided event. My friends and I would ring the neighbor’s doorbell and in the sweetest of voices demanded “Trick-or-Treat,” meaning that you get the treat.
Today, however, is a new tradition for Halloween called: You’ve Been Booed. It’s a way of giving to others by treating them to something you’ve put together like a bag of candy treats.
This family-centric activity is, I believe, a great way to stay connected with your neighbors.
It’s also a great activity for remembering folks who wouldn’t otherwise be party of the Halloween fun, like shut-ins or those living far away.
The premise is that you copy a “You’ve Been Booed” tag and place it on your neighbor’s front door or doorstep with treat attached.
The idea here is not to get caught in the act. So rather than ringing the doorbell, you just share and “disappear like a ghost.”
But if you feel that this would be invasive, you can just leave your gift at the doorway and then give your “booed” friend a call to let them know something special is awaiting them.
Download this You’ve Been Booed Instruction Sheet (PDF) by clicking HERE
Many folks pack small treat bags with Halloween candies, but you don’t have to limit yourself to that. You can treat your friends and family to whatever small gifts you think they want or need.
At a loss for what to give?
Here are 10 boo-rific gifts to give to those you know and love:
1. A plate of homemade cookies.
2. A one-pan meal. (For those friends and neighbors who are homebound.)
3. Homemade Halloween cards that are tied together in raffia ribbon.
4. A large pack of diapers. (For parents of a newborn baby.)
5. Several children’s books. (Halloween-inspired, of course.)
6. A bag of toiletry items. (For those friends or family in a nursing home.)
7. A bag of canned goods. (For your local food pantry or neighbors in need.)
8. A pair of mittens, hat and scarf. (In anticipation of the cold winter months to come.)
9. A couple of hand-held games or puzzle books or magazines. (For friends or family in the hospital or homebound.)
10. A coupon book that offers your special services like leaf raking, snow shoveling, babysitting, etc.