Today I’m excited to be participating in a Halloween Read and Play Blog Hop with over 35 creative kid bloggers! Each of us will be featuring a Halloween themed children’s book and sharing a craft, recipe, or activity to extend the story.
My youngest has always been excited by the spookier side of Halloween, so I chose a book with dark, mysterious illustrations and quintessential Halloween icons: spooks, bats, ghosts, pumpkins, and cats. The book really hooked him into the Halloween spirit, so afterwards we crafted a vibrant Halloween Necklace to help practice those ever-important preschool fine-motor skills.
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We read the book Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting. The story had a surprise ending that we weren’t quite expecting! The illustrations by Jan Brett bring the story to life, but aren’t too frightening for younger kids. This is definitely a book you will want to add to your home children’s library!
Halloween Necklace Craft for Kids
When the story was over, my little guy and I began prepping our craft. Together we turned 4 packs of striped Halloween straws into adorable, bright beads. When the beads were ready, my son created necklace after necklace!
I enjoyed this craft because it is 100% recyclable if you use paper string, as we did. My son loved the bright colors, and also enjoyed the swishy, crunchy sound the necklaces made when he jumped!
Halloween Read and Play Blog Hop
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