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Celebrate Halloween All Month Long

We love Halloween and start celebrating October 1. We do at least one different Halloween activity every day leading up to October 31, and most don't require spending money.


We start with unpacking our decorations on the 1st. In addition to attending several community events, we get Halloween library books, reserve seasonal DVDs from the library, read scary stories in the tent in the backyard after dark, make Halloween treats in the kitchen, take baths in the dark while playing spooky music, the list goes on and on - for 31 days!

I have two preschoolers, and we've been doing this since the older one was two years-old.

By Britt from Boston, MA

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October 9, 20080 found this helpful

Sounds like fun - could you write down what you do for each day of the month of October?


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October 10, 20080 found this helpful

Here's a list of 31 things, although you'll see some are specific to our region. Happy Halloween!

1. Get out Halloween decorations

2. Have a Halloween drink with our pumpkin cups

3. Submit grocery store coloring contest entries and pick out free pumpkins

4. Make Halloween craft out of felt pieces

5. Attend "spider" story time at the library (and more themed library activities)

6. Have a Halloween bath in the dark with Halloween music playing and using our Ghost-shaped bath mitts and Halloween soap

7. Get out Halloween books and borrow stacks of Halloween books from the library

8. Reserve Halloween DVDs from the library ("Spookley" and "Monster House")

9. Visit party store to look at all the Halloween decorations

10. Go to craft store and buy Halloween stickers (super cheap - less than $1)

11. Make Halloween treats like sugar cookies with black sugar, rice krispy treats with pumpkin-shaped sprinkles, a ghost-shaped cake

12. Make healthy pumpkin donuts for breakfast

13. Read Halloween stories in the tent in the backyard after dark with lanterns

14. Make up Halloween games like "Chubby Ghost" where we take turns putting a marshmallow in our mouth and saying "Chubby Ghost." Whoever fits the most marshmallows in their mouth wins.

15. Go on a haunted hayride and pumpkin carving contest

16. Attend "Halloween Spooktacular" at a local bookstore

17. Get dressed up in last year"s Halloween costumes and read Halloween stories wearing them

18. Play Halloween computer games free online

19. Make monster masks out of paper grocery store bags

20. Spend a day in Salem, Massachusetts

21. Attend Halloween events at the zoo

22. Dance to Halloween music

23. Decorate, paint and/or carve pumpkins

24. Make Halloween costumes

25. Attend a pumpkin festival

26. Display all of the kid's Halloween artwork from school

27. Wear Halloween novelty clothes that I got last year after Halloween for 75% off

28. Get out the Halloween activity books

29. Make orange play-dough

30. Trick-or-Treat!

31. Convert all of the pumpkins into Thanksgiving decorations

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