As Halloween creeps closer and closer, parents and kids are conspiring about what preparations and actions they will take on the scariest night of the year. Typical celebrations may include a party and door-to-door candy collections. But, with the current unrest, many parents are opting to do something special at home for the whole family. There is an abundance of fun things we can do at home during Halloween that do not require any restrictions. You can watch some of your favorite scary movies. Carve some pumpkins or decorate them. Bake some ghoulish cupcakes or cookies. Play some games or do a puzzle… or my favorite, read some scary stories like the ones below.
If you are a Harry Potter fan, then you will love Hooky. The premise is the same, but the story revolves around 12-year-old twins Dani and Dorian. Who would have thought missing the bus to the Magic School they are supposed to attend would lead to them being called traitors and their faces on wanted posters. Where did the day go so wrong? They are being sought after by some very powerful magical families, but somehow find a local troublemaker, a princess, and a teacher who can see the future who are willing to help them. The story is formatted in a comic book style with 33 adventurous chapters. Plus, there are some Hooky Extras at the back of the book.
Fox kit O-370 hungers for a life of adventure, like those lived long ago by Mia and Uly. But on the Farm, foxes know only the safety of their wire dens and the promise of eternal happiness in the White Barn. Or so they’re told. When O-370 gets free of his cage, he witnesses the gruesome reality awaiting all the Farm’s foxes and narrowly escapes with his life.
- The White Barn
- A Howl of Hawthorne Street
- The Tomb of Veteri
- Ra-Da THUNK! Ra-Da THUNK!
- The Mad Hounds
- House of Silk and Incense
- Rubber Hands
In a nearby suburb, young Cozy and her skulk are facing an unknown danger, one that hunts foxes. Forced to flee their den, they travel to a terrifying new world: the City. That’s where they encounter O-370, and where they’ll need to fight for their lives against mad hounds, killer robots, and the most dangerous of all creatures: humans.
Tiny T. Rex and the Tricks of Treating is an adorable board book teaching toddlers about the best things about Halloween. Tiny and Pointy will share how kids can become a Treat-master. It will require Six Tricks of Treating! They go through each trick in detail with bright and colorful images and age-appropriate content that is also a valuable lesson… that the sweetest Halloween treat has nothing to do with eating candy. It’s a super cute book and toddlers will enjoy the soft spookiness of the characters. Ages 2-4 years.
The Dia de los Muertos Puzzle (translates to Day of the Dead) is a fun parade jigsaw with 500 pieces. The artwork is creative, cheerful, and colorful. Doing puzzles is great for improving your concentration, memory, agility, visual-spatial process and problem-solving. Plus, it’s a fun way to spend time with your family or if you just need some alone time.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.