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A spooky game that families can enjoy during Halloween while staying safe | Instant News


From dressing up in costumes, to trick-or-treating, and pumpkin carvings, Halloween is a popular holiday.

According to Good Housekeeping, there are still plenty of games for the whole family to enjoy while staying safe.

First, try throwing a bag of pumpkin beans

Make a large hole in the bottom two of the pumpkin and remove the pulp and seeds.

Cut off the pumpkin faces and stack them on top of each other.

Now, you are ready to play.

Second, do a Halloween scavenger hunt.

Hide various items throughout your home, and have the children find them all.

The winner gets more candy.

Next, create your own pinata.

Use an extra cardboard box, fill it with candy and decorate it as Frankenstein or a scary ghost.

Lastly, try the mummy relay race.

Make groups of two and have one wrap the other like a mummy as quickly as possible.

Mummy any team that runs to the finish line wins first.

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Coronavirus themed Halloween costumes from all over Australia | Instant News


Halloween may have produced fewer ghouls this year as corona virus continues to haunt the nation, but not everyone has allowed the pandemic to cripple their luxury dress prowess.

Australians across the country ditched their favorite costumes on Saturday nights to take inspiration from the biggest public health crisis in more than a century.

To be precise, the theme of the scariest night this year is COVID-19.

A nurse covered in blood with a face mask and a stethoscope poses with a blood-filled syringe while others at the party are dressed as scarecrows and witches.

Two fit men embracing medical themes wearing nothing but scrub bottoms, stethoscopes and clipboards

Two fit men embracing medical themes wearing nothing but scrub bottoms, stethoscopes and clipboards

A pair re-enacted a scene from earlier this year in which a Melbourne woman, nicknamed Bunnings 'Karen', wearing leggings and a vest while holding a Starbucks cup, releases a Bunnings employee who asks her to wear a face mask.

A pair re-enacted a scene from earlier this year in which a Melbourne woman, nicknamed Bunnings ‘Karen’, wearing leggings and a vest while holding a Starbucks cup, releases a Bunnings employee who asks her to wear a face mask.

Wearing face masks, medical scrubs and enormous syringes, virus-themed and lockdown clothes are in vogue.

A married couple stand out from the crowd dressed as ‘Bunnings Karen’ – a Melbourne woman who became an internet sensation in July for dramatically refusing to follow coronavirus protocol at a hardware store.

A photo on social media shows Hallows Eve fans dramatizing a scene in which ‘Karen’, wearing leggings and belongings while holding a Starbucks cup, breaks free to a Bunnings employee asking her to wear a face mask.

Another image shows two fit-looking men embracing a medical theme wearing nothing but scrub bottoms, stethoscopes and clipboards.

A Sydney woman dressed as a zombie nurse with white contact lenses and fake blood dripping down her face, chest and arms

A Sydney woman dressed as a zombie nurse with white contact lenses and fake blood dripping down her face, chest and arms

A family from Parramatta, in Sydney's western suburbs, put face masks on the Jack-o'-lantern to match this year's coronavirus themed Halloween celebration

A family from Parramatta, in Sydney’s western suburbs, put face masks on the Jack-o’-lantern to match this year’s coronavirus themed Halloween celebration

A woman in a skeleton costume and decorative make-up poses for a photo with a Day of the Dead mannequin

A woman in a skeleton costume and decorative make-up poses for a photo with a Day of the Dead mannequin

On their muscular shoulders were white and red crosses, as they were grasped urine specimen container.

Others wear medical masks dressed as doctors and nurses covered in blood.

Festive mask-clad pumpkins adorn shop windows next to jumbo bottles of refillable hand sanitizer.

While trick-or-treaters are trickling slowly onto the streets in some neighborhoods, COVID-19’s social distancing rules are still in place.

Two women pose as schoolgirls in uniforms covered in blood and face masks to create clothing inspired by COVID-19

Two women pose as schoolgirls in uniforms covered in blood and face masks to create clothing inspired by COVID-19

A group dresses up as doctors, schoolgirls, witches, nurses, voodoo women, fairies and skeletons for a Halloween Party at Chirnside Park in Victoria

A group dresses up as doctors, schoolgirls, witches, nurses, voodoo women, fairies and skeletons for a Halloween Party at Chirnside Park in Victoria

One family is playing on the safety measures for the coronavirus by setting up a framework to use as guidelines for social distancing rules

One family is playing on the safety measures for the coronavirus by setting up a framework to use as guidelines for social distancing rules

Hospitality workers in Queensland wear face masks decorated with Halloween, featuring Jack-o'-lanterns, a cat, and Day of the Dead prints

Hospitality workers in Queensland wear face masks decorated with Halloween, featuring Jack-o’-lanterns, a cat, and Day of the Dead prints

A woman dressed as a nurse poses with a zombie nurse mannequin covered in blood after giving birth to a zombie baby

A woman dressed as a nurse poses with a zombie nurse mannequin covered in blood after giving birth to a zombie baby

In New South Wales, health authorities support Halloween celebrations, advising residents to wear face masks and maintain social distancing while in public.

Although up to 30 people are allowed to gather outdoors, trick-or-treaters are ordered not to have more than 20 people on a property at any one time and have a party outside.

The NSW government also advised people to only distribute individually wrapped candy, not to use communal candle bowls, and to provide hand sanitizer at the gate.

Those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or isolating themselves are instructed to refrain from going out and not open doors.

The same advice is given to those in Western Australia, except the state currently has no restrictions on meeting size.

A man is dressed as a check-in station for COVID-19, complete with hand sanitizer, barcode, entry sheet and tissue

A man is dressed as a check-in station for COVID-19, complete with hand sanitizer, barcode, entry sheet and tissue

A Victorian woman spends Halloween this year as a witch in a purple dress, hat and colorful face mask.

A Victorian woman spends Halloween this year as a witch in a purple dress, hat and colorful face mask.

A Victorian barista dressed as a spooky witch while making coffee for customers on Saturdays in a mesh-printed face mask.

A Victorian barista dressed as a spooky witch while making coffee for customers on Saturdays in a mesh-printed face mask.

However, residents were also told to ensure that two meters (2m2) were available for everyone in any area where they entertain.

In Queensland, residents can celebrate Halloween as usual, and up to 40 people are allowed in homes and public places.

But the state government urges residents to remember current health directives, which include maintaining social distance from pranks or healers from separate households or groups, frequent washing and cleaning of hands, taking only wrapped candy and candy, and staying home if not healthy.

As the number of coronavirus cases across Victoria continues to decline, the Andrews Government has allowed residents to take part in Halloween celebrations under strict conditions after lifting four reasons for leaving home last week.

Melbournians were ordered to stay within a 25 km radius of their homes if they were trick-or-treating, with only 10 people allowed to gather in outdoor groups.

Health authorities suggest that face masks should be worn at all times and maintain social distance between different household members.

A witch in black and white striped stockings stirs a cauldron of green balloons inside a costume shop in Melbourne

A witch in black and white striped stockings stirs a cauldron of green balloons inside a costume shop in Melbourne

Halloween parties should be held outdoors, with participants told not to share food or drink and anyone feeling unwell instructed to stay home.

In Tasmania, borders are still closed, but residents are allowed to cheat or groom around as long as they continue to practice social distancing.

Up to 500 people attend the outdoor gathering, and you can have 20 people visit your home at one time if you decide to host a Halloween event on Apple Isle.

Locals in South Australia are warned to keep their distance and continue to practice good hygiene.

There are no outdoor meeting restrictions, with up to 50 people allowed in private residences.

Current restrictions in the Northern Territory are relaxed, with a key message to also follow social distancing and basic hygiene advice when traveling.

It is the same story in the Australian Capital Territory, where outdoor gatherings can be attended by up to 100 people in a selected venue.

A Victorian mother installed fake cobwebs and spiders throughout the family home and dressed like a ghost in a white dress and a rose-patterned face mask

A mother from the Victorian era installed fake cobwebs and spiders all over the family home and dressed like a ghost in a white dress and a rose-patterned face mask

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Pooches at parade: Dog fashion scene hits Hastings. | Grand Island Local News | Instant News


The bigger dog, Luna, is a mix of collies and boxers. The smaller animal, Astrid, is a red heeler mixed with pit bulls.

It was the first Halloween for Astrid, who was only nine or 10 weeks old. “So we thought he’d be, like, a Halloween sheriff,” said Figgins.

What about bigger dogs? “He’s the deputy,” said Figgins.

Astrid disliked the straps and collars. Luna, meanwhile, “just wants to jump over everyone because she likes people and dogs.”

Mazy, Stephanie Jacobson’s golden retriever, is modeling a Husker dress.

In the past, the two daughters of Jacobson had worn the clothes.

Mazy, he says, wears it well. He doesn’t need to bite or tuck.

Jacobson, who lives on Grand Island, is a counselor at Hastings Middle School. Mazy, who frequents the school, is training to be a therapy dog.

Hiroko Warner’s dog, Maia, appears to be wearing Hershey’s candy bars.

Why? “Because he’s a chocolate lab,” said the Hastings woman.

Maia is also a therapy dog.

Hairy Friends Tricks or Treatments created by Alyssa Anders, owner of Art Bar.

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The socially distant haunted house helps raise money for the Galveston Food Bank | Instant News


CITY OF TEXAS, Texas – The Galveston County Food Bank provides a social distancing haunted house experience that also helps those in need of a hearty meal in Galveston County.

“It’s giving to the community,” said Jennifer Burns, the parent of several children who attended the attraction in Texas City on Saturday evening. “The tickets we paid were for the community and it was fun, fun but with a safe distance.”

Haunted house fundraising is a safe alternative to trick or cure. It requires everyone to wear a mask and social distancing.

“A lot of people I know usually do trick-or-treats, they don’t have trick-or-treaters coming to their homes,” said Laveda Mack, another parent.

Donnie VanAckeren, president and CEO of Galveston County Food Bank, said each ticket sold represented about 40 meals.

“It all comes back to a different program for our parents, our kids,” VanAckeren said. “We do cellular distribution and things like that.”

VanAckeren said it was unclear how the ticket money was sold during the two-day event, but he estimates it is closer to a thousand.

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Halloween drive-thru food gifts help the Sacramento family during the pandemic | Instant News


Halloween drive-thru food gifts help the Sacramento family during the pandemic


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GIVING FAMILY HOPE. LETICIA: DRIVE-THRU IN SOUTH SACRAMENTO – >> BLESSING THE SOCIETY WITH FOOD BOXES AND KIDS WITH CANDIES AND ARTS. LETICIA: THIS PLAN TAKE SIX WEEKS. >> GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITY IS SOMETHING I VERY PASSIONATE. YOU WILL NOT MAKE ME CRY. LETICIA: VICTORY OUTREACH SOUTH SOUTH SACRAMENTO SAYS THE NEED WAS NEVER BEING BIGGER. >> WE HAVE ACCEPTED PEOPLE WHO REGISTER. AND THEY HAVE TO STAY WITH MORE FAMILY MEMBERS. HOUSES THAT HAVE 10 TO 15 PEOPLE NOW THEY ARE LOST HOUSE. LETICIA: A VOLUNTEER ARMY MAKES SURE PEOPLE IN COMMUNITY ARE FED. >> VISION IS TO SUPPORT FAMILIES THAT LIVE PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK. THIS IS WHAT WE CREATED AND PICTURE TODAY. >> IT GIVES SMALL HELP. APPRECIATED. >> FOR SOME SINGLE MOM, THIS IS A BREAK THAT SHOULD FORGET ABOUT COVID. >> SEE SO MANY TREATMENT THAT TURNS THEIR SPIRITS AND MAKES THIS HARD TIME TO FEEL LESS THAN WASTE. >> THIS IS ALREADY TOUGH. I AM GOING. >> KNOWING THEY WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE FOOD ON THE TABLE FOR THE KIDS THEY MAKE THIS SWEET HALLOWEEN. >> WOULD BE BLESSING TO HAVE FOOD ON MY TABLE. LETICIA: LETICIA ORDAZ, KCRA 3 NEWS. WALTER: VICTORY OUTRE

Halloween drive-thru food gifts help the Sacramento family during the pandemic

Sacramento drive-thru Halloween feeds take place on Saturdays as a way to help families during the pandemic. Victory Outreach South Sacramento hosts major distribution. The organization says the event is more than just free groceries, but also provides hope for families. Get the full story in the video above.

The drive-thru Halloween food prize in Sacramento takes place on Saturdays as a way to help families during the pandemic.

Victory Outreach South Sacramento hosts major distribution. The organization says the event is more than just free groceries, but also provides hope for families.

Get the full story in the video above.

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