Halloween Fun-Activities

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Scavenger Hunt Info:

As part of the 31 days of activities with Lebanon Recreation & Parks.  Today (10/20) is the first day for a scavenger hunt.  These activities are designed with a location & a clue.   You have fun!

Things to keep in mind:

  • The activity prizes are appropriate for ages 3 - 10, but we will say that ages 3-17 can participate with guardian supervision.  
  • Each location will have 6 prizes to be claimed and we are asking that families claim 1 prize per household.  
  • There will be multiple days for scavenger hunts. 
  • The first clue for (10/20) is below.
  • We will be updated each day we have a NEW hunt.  
  • Please share a photo FINDING the prize so we know how many are still able to be found. Send an e-mail recreation@lebanonnh.gov or post a photo on your public Facebook or Instagram account using #octobereenlebrec. 

10/20 - Scavenger Hunt is: Location in Colburn Park and the clue is music notes.  Answer: Bandstand 

10/21 - Scavenger Hunt is: Location OUTSIDE Kilton Library and the clue is gardening. Answer: Kilton Community Gardens

10/22 - Scavenger Hunt is: Location Smith Field Playground and the clue is slide.  Answer: Hiding on the slide landing.

10/27 - Scavenger Hunt is: Location Northern Rail Trail and the clue is sign. Answer: Trail head sign in Lebanon, NH off of Spencer Street.

10/28 - Scavenger Hunt is: Location Riverside Park and the clue is sign. Answer: The Rusty Berrings Skate Park Sign at Riverside Park.

10/29 - Scavenger Hunt is: Location Mascoma River Greenway and the clue is gardening. Answer: The pollinator gardens at Slayton Parking for the MRG.

Halloween FunFest on Colburn Park

**NOTE** Due to the COVID19 Pandemic at this time Lebanon Recreation will not be holding our annual Halloween FunFest on Colburn Park.  However we will be featuring the above calendar with daily activities you can access daily here and on our social media pages for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! We look forward to celebrating all that Octobereen has to offer for you!  Be sure to use #Octobereenlebrec when posting on social media so we can see YOU doing all of the activities and more that we can't wait to highlight!  

Trick or Treat Hours - Saturday, October 31, 2020

**NOTE**  Subject to change if increase in COVID cases.  Hours - 6:00pm - 8:00pm.  Halloween 2020 guidelines Opens in new window

#OCTOBEREENLEBREC daily activities:

October 31: 

Happy Halloween from all of us at Lebanon Recreation & Parks. Please remember to MASK UP, bring a flashlight/headlamp/glow stick, and practice social distancing.
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October 30:

It's time for your weekend meal treat. Spider pizza bites are so cute. Try your hand at these appetizer treats.October 30 - Spider Pizza Bites credit to www.receiperunner.com. Opens in new window

October 29: 

Scavenger Hunt at Mascoma River Greenway! The Clue: Gardener planting.  This activity is appropriate for ages 3 - 17 with guardian supervision. There are 6 prizes to be claimed.  The prizes will be out to be found between 9am-4pm. Please CLAIM 1 prize per family.
October 29 - Scavenger Hunt Mascoma River Greenway. Clue is gardening. Opens in new window

October 28: 

Scavenger Hunt at Riverside Park! The Clue: Sign. This activity is appropriate for ages 3 - 17 with guardian supervision. There are 6 prizes to be claimed.  The prizes will be out to be found between 9am-4pm. Please CLAIM 1 prize per family.
October 28 - Scavenger Hunt Riverside Park - Clue Sign. Opens in new window

October 27: 

Scavenger Hunt at Northern Rail Trail! The Clue: Sign.  This activity is appropriate for ages 3 - 17 with guardian supervision. There are 6 prizes to be claimed.  The prizes will be out to be found between 9am-4pm. Please CLAIM 1 prize per family.
October 27 - Scavenger Hunt Northern Rail Trail and Clue is sign. Opens in new window

October 26: 

It's rainy, and cold days like today that you want to wrap up like a mummy.  Try you hand at this clever craft and your mummy can be any color you'd like.
October 26 - Mummy Craft with construction paper, masking tape, and google eyes. Opens in new window

October 25: 

We all know of Frankenstein.  Well below is a cute and simple zombie craft for you to try this weekend.  Want an even easier option. Click on the photo for the template seen below.  Share your photos #OCTOBEREENLEBRECOctober 25 - Zombie Craft with clothespin, scissors, and glue. Opens in new window

October 24: 

We want you to have a super safe Halloween! Below are just a few more tips to ensure you are having a great and safe Halloween.  Be sure to share those amazing costume photos with recreation@lebanonnh.gov.

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October 23: 

It's time to get your heads on and focus really hard this weekend.  Your meal for the weekend is spaghetti brains! Try your hand or minds at this spooky dish! Thank you to Lindsay Smith at the COOP Food Stores on the collaboration on this creation!
October 22 - Spaghetti Brains meal fun with Lebanon COOP. Opens in new window

October 22: 

Scavenger Hunt at Smith Field Playground!  The Clue: Slide.  This activity is appropriate for ages 3 - 17 with guardian supervision. There are 6 prizes to be claimed.  The prizes will be out to be found between 9am-4pm. Please CLAIM 1 prize per family.

October 22 - Scavenger Hunt at Smith Field Playground Clue is slide. Opens in new window

October 21: 

Scavenger Hunt OUTSIDE Kilton Library!  The Clue: Gardening.  This activity is appropriate for ages 3-17. There are 6 prizes to be claimed.  The prizes will be out to be found between 9am-4pm. Please CLAIM 1 prize per family.
October 21 - Scavenger Hunt outside Kilton Library. Clue is gardening.

October 20: 

Scavenger Hunt in Colburn Park! The Clue: Music Notes. This activity is appropriate for ages 3-17 with guardian supervision. There are 6 prizes to be claimed. The prizes will be out to be found between 9am - 4pm. Please claim 1 prize per family.October 20 - Scavenger Hunt  in Colburn Park Clue is Music.

October 19: 

It's time to #lightupleb. We want you to help us lightupleb on Halloween night on Colburn Park. Put your carving skills to the test. Register at bit.ly/lightupleb.
October 19 - LightUpLeb Jack o Lantern Display sign up at bit.ly/lightupleb in partnership with AVA Gallery. Opens in new window

October 19: 

Now that you've had the weekend it's time to show us your favorite leaf picking up photos. Send them to recreation@lebanonnh.gov and be featured in our end of the month slideshow.
October 19 - Playing in the leaves photos send them to recreation@lebanonnh.gov. Opens in new window

October 18: 

Soaring Sunday and batty craft time. Try your hand at using a toilet paper roll, some craft paper, and make more than just one color.October 18 - Flying bat craft with a toilet paper tube, construction paper, and glue. Opens in new window

October 17: 

Sometimes we all just need a good laugh and leaves gives us that bit of relief. Other times they make our perfect lawn tarnished with 1 leaf that falls after you've raked. Visit: www.LebanonNH.gov/843/how-do-i-get-rid-of October 17 - Leaf Humor Jokes Opens www.LebanonNH.gov/843/how-do-i-get-rid-of Opens in new window

October 16: 

Who doesn't love chili! Well we had to share an easy recipe is something we are willing to try. Check out this 5 ingredient chili.
October 16 - Chili Recipe from www.gimmesomeoven.com. Opens in new window

October 15: 

Tonight is the night! We want your voice to be heard and 6pm is the meeting via zoom. We want to hear you and your opinion on Lebanon Community Center.Community Center Forum Flyer on Zoom. Tune in at www.Lebanonnh.gov/live.

October 14: 

Wicked Wednesday because it's to be a wicked fun time when you can register for your own Halloween Surprise Craft Kit! Register at www.lebanonnh.gov/register.October 14 Wicked Wednesday register for a free craft kit at www.lebanonnh.gov/register.

October 13: 

It's a rain day and thank goodness! We all needed the rain here in NH. Enjoy a good easy craft with just a few items. Send in your photos to recreation@lebanonnh.gov.October 13 Scarecrow craft with a paper lunch bag, construction paper, yellow paint, markers, glue, and scissors. Opens in new window


October 12: 

Get Did you take the cute baby sitting amongst the pumpkins photo? Did you take the signature  "this pumpkin is as big as my head photo? E-mail recreation@lebanonnh.gov.October 12 - Share those pumpkin photos by e-mail to recreation@lebanonnh.gov.

October 11: 

Get your silly simple ghosts ready with any kind of face you'd like. With just a few items you can make lots of fun! Send your photos in to recreation@lebanonnh.gov.October 11 - Ghost craft with a sharpie, clear plastic cups, and glow sticks. Opens in new window

October 10: 

Have you gotten your pumpkins yet? Maybe you haven't done a corn maze this season? Well here are some local options for you in the Upper Valley.October 10 - Pick your Pumpkins featuring local business. Opens in new window

October 9:

Do you still have some apples left? I know I do. Thank you to COOP FOOD Stores and Lindsay Smith for the collaboration on these Mummy Apple Crypts recipe.October 9 - Apple Crypts in the oven. Opens in new window

October 8: 

Fall Fun Hike at Farnum Hill.  Looking for a change of scenery? Than check out this always pretty hike through Farnum Hill Reserve. Pick your trail and enjoy!October 8 - Fall Hike Farnum Hill Reserve. Opens in new window

October 7: 

It's time to get crafting with a moving spider craft at home!  With just a few supplies you can make this moving spider. Visit this YouTube link to see how!October 7 - Spider Craft with construction paper, glue, markers, scissors.

October 6: 

Halloween brings about the black cat! How good are you at making the infamous black cat at home? Here are a few simple crafts.October 6 - Spooky or Silly Cat Craft with black construction paper. Opens in new window

October 5: 

Share with us those apple picking photos from the season!  We want to see all the fun no matter if it was from the store, curbside, or at the orchard!October 5 - Share your apple picking photos with Lebanon Recreation by e-mail recreation@lebanonnh.gov.


October 4: 

It's time to get crafting again with some potatoes to make some pumpkins! A fun hands on activity with just a few items.October 4 Pumpkin Craft Activity using a potato, orange paint, and craft paper.

October 3: 

Have you picked your apples yet?  If not here are some very local options for in person apple picking or curbside pick up!  You PICK!October 3 Apple Picking businesses in the Upper Valley. Opens in new window

October 2: 

Enjoy a little time together and make some APPLE MONSTERS to enjoy this coming weekend!October 2 Apple Monsters Opens Food Activity credit to foxeslovelemons.com. Opens in new window


October 1:

A favorite costume each day will be picked and shared on all social medias and be entered to win a Limited Edition Happy Halloween Haunted Pack! October 1 Virtual Costume Contest - E-mail your photo to recreation@lebanonnh.gov.