Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids and one lazy dog, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Spooky Storytimes

Halloween is a great time for story times. Many local libraries or book stores offer Halloween themed story times. Many Barnes and Nobles stores also have a Halloween parade, where the kids can dress up and walk around the store to get some treats. Click here to find a Barnes and Nobles near you.
Trick or Treating at the bookstore
If you can't make it to the story times, or if there are not any near you, create your own! There are a ton of Halloween themed books at libraries or online (see below for my Top Halloween Books For Kids). Get a couple books and have a special Halloween story time at your house! You can have the kids color a Halloween themed coloring page or give them a Halloween themed snack at the end of the stories.

You can also make your own stories! Set the scene by having a fire going in the fireplace or fire pit, or simply lighting a candle and turning the lights down. Go around and have each family member tell a spooky story. You could also have a progressive story; someone starts the story and tells it for a minute, then the next person continues where the last person left off.

If spooky story time is too scary for younger kids, have them make their own books. Use index cards, or cut squares of paper, hole punch them and tie together with ribbon or string. Give the kids crayons and stickers to create their own stories. Offer to write down their story as they tell it to you and then let them decorate the storybook. (If you do this each Halloween, keep the books! It's a great way to see how your child's imagination and drawing abilities grow.)

My Favorite Halloween Books:
Who's There On Halloween
Halloween Bugs: A Trick or Treat Pop Up Book
Curious George Goes To A Costume Party
I Need My Monster
The Night Before Halloween
Halloween Night
The Spookiest Halloween Ever!
Caillou: Happy Halloween
The Halloween Tree (Ages 10+)

Scooby Doo Halloween Books: (We love Scooby Doo, so I broke it out separately)
The Haunted Pumpkins
Scooby-Doo! and The Halloween Hotel Haunt (glow in the dark)
The Haunted Halloween Party (Scooby Doo)
Scooby Doo and the Witching Hour
Scooby-Doo and the Trick or Treat Thief
Scooby Doo Comic #1 A Haunted Halloween
Scooby Doo Magic Pumpkins (Kindle version)
Scooby Doo Halloween Activity Book

1 comment:

  1. Newest follower here! I found you through the Friday blog hop! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!


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