Not much time left now to find all the hidden pictures at HIGHLIGHTS spooktacular online site. Scurry over and see if you can do it.
Or if you’d like to do some thrilling reading in the Halloween theme, go to my website where you’ll find FRIGHTFUL READS.
Always popular this time of year is MAKE A SPIDER craft. I know I’d much rather make them than find them unexpectedly. The ones you make are soft and fuzzy. You can make them in a variety of colors and sizes–just right to frighten a friend, or not.
Your friends would certainly enjoy SPIDER SNACKS. They are a treat to make and yummy to eat.
And last but not least, a Halloween joke for you:
What kind of pants do ghosts like?
HIGHLIGHTS Magazine has some fun October online activities.
Try your skills at Build a Scarecrow. Create the scarecrow of your dreams, then print your creation.
Or there is JACK-O-LANTERN MAKER. You can even make it glow.
While you’re there, read a spooky story. MYSTERY OF THE HAUNTED HOUSE by Ellen Javernick is sure to scare you silly.
And if you want a snack to go with your story, mix a batch of SPIDER SNACKS. They’re frightfully delicious.
Well, it is beginning to look a little more like Christmas here. We had a dusting of snow last night. In the spirit of the snowy season, here is a link to a recipe for SNOWMAN SOUP–a hot cocoa mix you and yours can make to enjoy or give as a gift.
Have fun and bundle up!
I don’t know about where you live, but here it has been an especially gray, rainy, chilly fall. I guess our ghoulish weather is fitting preparation for Halloween next week. Plus, it’s certainly perfect weather for snuggling up with a good book.
Have you been reading any spook-tacular books lately? If not, here’s a few suggestions from my website under FRIGHTFUL READS
So no matter the weather between today and Halloween, you’ll have plenty of fun stuff to do. Enjoy!
Holly and I took a field trip to the dog park today. There we met Joey and his mom and their beautiful and friendly Irish Setter, Flash. After Holly showed Joey all the cool tricks she can do, we humans eventually got around to the really fun stuff–talking about books.
Joey was on the lookout for some good summer reading. I offered him a couple of favorites:
The Gollywhopper Games received the 2008 Midwest Choice Book Awards Honor for Children’s Literature. And the book is also up for possible readers’ choice awards in both Alaska and Texas.
The Graveyard Book
won this year’s Newbery Award as well as honor book in the recently announced Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards
. Follow the link for the other selections.
Of course, a library is a great place to visit this summer for expert advice on good books. Plus, they usually have special programs designed for kids of all ages.
Some other fun things to do this summer can be found online. Visit the AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’s list of great websites
for kids. I’ve mentioned a few of the websites before, like
and Giggle Poetry
. But there are lots more suggestions for summer adventures from math to art to science to film making.
Joey also shared with me that he enjoys cooking. Yum! Yum! Don’t forget that I have some tasty recipes on my website. Dirty Worm
s seems like an appropriate dish for summer fare. For more recipes, click on this link
. There you’ll also find games, crafts, puzzles, and more reading adventures.