Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Costume Ideas & Last Minute Halloween tips.

Halloween is just around the corner! I have a few last minute ideas in case procrastination has gotten the best of you. I've be seeing a lot of pins (on Pinterest) and articles about converting wheelchairs into really fantastic Halloween costumes so I had to share. Our friends over at have a lot of fun posts about costume ideas for kiddos in wheelchairs as well as ideas for kids who use white canes plus some fun Halloween songs. Go check out the fun over at!

 Ivan in his hot air balloon wheelchair costume

I also decided to do some other searches of other fun ideas and found these:
This one was my favorite!!

A lot of these ideas came from this site:

A few reminders about the Halloween scene:  Remember that most Halloween-type activities are usually with really low lighting and strobe lights so plan ahead for visual over stimulation. Pre-teach as much as possible and discuss what Halloween related words are. For example, talk about what haunted houses, floating ghosts, etc. are like before you go there so your kids can anticipate what is going on. Another idea is to make sure you as the parent are wearing something easily seen by your child so if you get separated, they can find you quickly. 

I know this next tip seems a bit lame but it can be useful for brand new trick-or-treaters who want to go out with their friends (like most typical kids): role play how to go up to houses and follow friends. Your kids may buck at the idea but let's face it, the more pre-teaching we can do with our kids, the more independent they can be. Practice at home where no one can see. Teach your child how to follow and keep up with their friends instead of always making the friend wait for your child. If our kids learn how to communicate with their friends and how to follow them, it dispells the myth that our kids "always need a guide". Teaching our kids how to communicate and keep up is a life skill they will use over and over as they get older. I know a lot of parents don't like that line of thinking but trust me, kids that have those skills are far better off with being truly independent. 

I've pinned some fun ideas for Halloween and fall. I am looking for more ideas for all the holidays. Find me on Pinterest (my board is This Works for Blind Kids, too!!) and refer to my older posts from previous years. This is my favorite time of the year because there are just so many fun activities to do with kids of all abilities. Feel free to share your ideas with me, too!!

1 comment :

  1. Went to a party last weekend, not sure how many people knew who we were! :-)

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