October Pathfinders: Halloween

Now we are fully into Fall, the weather is cooler and the leaves are starting to turn. Time to start thinking about getting ready for winter, but let’s do a little partying before- hand. Halloween gives us the perfect time to dress up and have some fun.

Kids

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Do you want to learn more about Halloween?  Here’s the site for you!

Halloween for Kids:  http://www.kidsgen.com/events/halloween/

Halloween is all about having fun, so try out some of these Halloween-themed games:

PBS KIDS.  Halloween:  http://pbskids.org/halloween/

Discovery Kids–Games–Zap A Ghost:  http://kids.discovery.com/games/skill/zap-a-ghost

Online Pumpkin-Carving:  http://spookathon.com/halloween/pumpkin-carver.php

Celebrate with HERSHEY”S:  https://www.hersheys.com/celebrate/halloween/fun-stuff.aspx

Parents

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Here are some educational Halloween resources:

Kids Halloween Books–Fun Children’s Literature for Halloween:  http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/halloween/kids-books/

Turn Halloween Into a Learning Holiday:  http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collection.jsp?id=89

For everything from party decorations to the perfect DIY costume for your child, check out this site:

Halloween 2013–Halloween Ideas & Activities:  http://spoonful.com/halloween

Make sure your family stays safe on Halloween night.  Check out these safety tips:

CDC–Family Health–Halloween Health and Safety Tips:  http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/

Adults

Dress your house up for Halloween!

Halloween Party Decorating Ideas:  http://www.countryliving.com/cooking/entertaining/halloween-decorating-1005#slide-1

For some really classy (and easy) decorating ideas, try this site.

Fun, Easy-to-Make Halloween Decorations:  http://www.diynetwork.com/decorating/fun-easy-to-make-halloween-decorations/pictures/index.html

Or visit this site  for over 50 other decorating ideas:

Halloween-How to and Instruction:  http://www.marthastewart.com/275513/indoor-halloween-decorations/@center/276965/halloween#267315

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Here are some Halloween wedding pictures to inspire anyone who is thinking of tying the knot on All Hallow’s Eve:

18 Wonderful Pictures from Halloween-themed Weddings:  http://mentalfloss.com/article/12825/18-wonderful-pictures-halloween-themed-weddings

Want to know more about this spooky holiday?  Check out these sites:

Halloween–History.com Articles, Video, Pictures, and Facts:  http://www.history.com/topics/halloween-around-the-world

History of Halloween:  http://www.halloweenhistory.org/

Still trying to figure out your costume?  Try looking in a book for inspiration:

Book Character Costumes for Halloween:  http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/10-minute-literary-halloween-costumes-dress-like-your-favorite-character

This site has 30 Do-It-Yourself costumes. There are some pretty simple ideas for adult costumes. Also, there are costumes to put together for you and your child or for your pet. Check them out at:

30 Unexpected Halloween Costumes You Can DIY:  http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/30-halloween-costumes-you-can-make

This craft site also features homemade costumes. Try it at:

29 homemade halloween costumes for adults:  http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/diy-adult-costumes/

 

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Mmmm…

Scary Halloween Recipes–Gross and Creepy Halloween Food:  http://www.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/holidays/halloween/scary-halloween-recipes#slide-1

How about some “scary eats” for your Halloween party? The following site has some creeping looking, but tasty Halloween treats for your party.

Adult Halloween Party Food:  http://www.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/holidays/halloween/grown-up-halloween-party

For other ideas for doing up some “ghosting” up some ordinary foods, try this web site. The ideas are simple to do and there are a few Halloween games on the site, too.

Adult Halloween Party:  http://www.bettycrocker.com/menus-holidays-parties/mhplibrary/holidays/adult-halloween-party

 

Teens

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Do you have Samhainophobia (fear of Halloween?)  If not, read on for some fun facts about the holiday.

40 Fun Facts about Halloween:  http://facts.randomhistory.com/halloween-facts.html

7 Burning Halloween Questions:  Answered!:  http://mentalfloss.com/article/19822/7-burning-halloween-questions-answered

You’re never too old to dress up for Halloween!  Here are some tips for dressing up like your favorite book characters.

Unique and Affordable Literary Halloween Costumes:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/14/book-halloween-costumes_n_1011231.html#s409343title=_A_Hippogriff

Get in the Halloween spirit by reading a spooky story.

awesome HALLOWEEN reads for YA:  http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/25417.awesome_HALLOWEEN_reads_for_YA

Here are some spooky songs:

Halloween Playlist:  15 Songs for Any Halloween Bash:  http://www.teen.com/2011/10/25/music/playlist-of-the-week-halloween-themed-songs/

 

Have a Happy Halloween!

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