October is here! And that brings cooler weather, crunchy leaves, pumpkins, and a month-long celebration of all things creepy. We love holidays in our home, and Halloween is among our favorites. There’s nothing like exploring your fears and becoming something other than yourself for a whole night to inspire empowerment and creativity. That’s why I continue to write about Halloween in hopes of making this season one in which we can all safely face what scares us most, tap into our creative sides, and add a bit of fun to our days.
I’ve got a whole round-up of Halloween posts for you, covering everything from creepy science and math activities, to holiday-inspired project-based learning, to discussions about why spooky is good for kids.
Terrifying Lit Picks For this section, I’m not going to give you a ton of specific titles, simply because there are so many. When you’re browsing your library, check out their folklore section and look for titles on urban legends and the folklore of monsters, like vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, etc. Sometimes these are in… [Read More]
In a pinch for that fabulous Halloween party you’re throwing together this week? Might I suggest a couple of fun, healthy options for creepy, tasty fun. All of these ideas are super easy, very nutritious (ok, except for the chocolate spiders), and fun to do with your kids. Oh, and I don’t believe any of… [Read More]
As many of you know, Husband-Jamie is a writer and filmmaker, and has a special place in his heart for monsters and creepy things. At this time of year, it feels only appropriate to share his work as a fun Halloween-themed English study. Over the past several years, he has collaborated with artist Ali LaRock… [Read More]
Walk through almost any store this month, and you’ll see aisle after aisle of Halloween doo-dads that you can buy and put up in your home. I’ve purchased my share of these little treasures, especially on November 1st when they’re on clearance. However, my favorite decorations are ones that we create ourselves. These are the… [Read More]
We’re unabashed holiday nuts around here, with our particular favorites being Halloween and Christmas. Eva’s been looking forward to October for months, carefully planning out her Dr. Who costume and TARDIS prop. If you’re not familiar with Dr. Who and his spaceship that looks like a 1950s British police box, click here. Last weekend she… [Read More]
Ok, all you Whovians. It’s time for an update on Eva’s T.A.R.D.I.S, which I will from now on simply call TARDIS, because I hate typing all those periods. We’ve been working every day for the past two weeks on the 3-D cardboard replica of the TARDIS that will become part of Eva’s Halloween costume…. [Read More]
As a part-time job, I work in the children’s department at the public library. I’ve been there for seven years, and my main job is collection development (buying new stuff, tossing old stuff), and connecting kids to books by creating topical displays. My annual favorite displays are the ones I do in October. I look… [Read More]
I have mentioned from time to time that my husband is a writer. He tends to like topics that lean toward the macabre, especially as they pertain to classic monsters such as vampires, zombies, werewolves, and ghosts. This love of the dark comes from his mother, by the way, who had a tradition of staying… [Read More]
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