How to enjoy Halloween as a Christian family? There are ways!
Christians can enjoy Halloween!
I hope that you are enjoying the fall/autumn season and taking some time to admire the beauty of the changing colors. Halloween is being celebrated by young and old this week in many countries around the world but in a modified way in North America due to the pandemic. Normally, Halloween is a MEGA celebration in North America, one that sometimes ruffles the feathers of Christians.
Personally, I love watching children dress up and their faces light up as they happily collect candies. However, I don’t encourage the traditional glorification of doom and gloom. Nor do I agree with any representation that is Horrific, Evil, or Satanic in nature. But still, I think that Halloween can be enjoyed by Christian families.
We are blessed to attend a church that hosts a “Fall Festival” on Halloween night where the children dress up and play games and activities in the Church social hall and come home with a bounty of goodies! This year, the tradition has been drastically modified to comply with the government’s health and safety guidelines (thanks to Covid-19).
On a smaller scale, in our homes, despite the pandemic, we can still “enjoy” Halloween – Christian style!
Here are some of my favorite ideas to infuse Christian faith and activities during Halloween:
- Carving a pumpkin while reciting a prayer poem: https://ministry-to-children.com/pumpkin-prayer/
- Candied Apples to teach the Trinity: https://www.christianitycove.com/fall-bible-snack-trinity-candied-apples/4382/
- How a Christian is like a pumpkin: http://www.dltk-bible.com/how_a_christian_is_like_a_pumpki.htm
- Parable of the pumpkin: https://www.creativebiblestudy.com/christianobjectlesson-pumpkin.html
I was fortunate to stumble upon a Parents’ Guide to Halloween by the Axis organization which provides an excellent historical summary, context, and things to consider when you are determining how to celebrate Halloween as a Christian family: A Parents’ Guide to Halloween
Other articles you might enjoy: Brand Ambassadors for Christ.
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