Have a Spooktacular Halloween with PBS KIDS!

{d5b22989-8c84-470f-9dae-3fa2130cecf2}_Getty_Trickortreat206It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to paper pumpkins, and buckets full of candy, and those cute plastic spider rings. This year, make Halloween extra special for your little goblins and ghouls with fun crafts and activities from PBS Parents!

First, Some Fun Crafts:

Help your children decorate the house, or get ready for a spooky Halloween party with these fun craft ideas including: haunted house, bat treat holders, and handprint spider.

And, Activities to go Batty Over:

Work on your child’s math or English skills with fun Halloween activities including: pumpkin math, not-so-scary boo book, and decayed pumpkin. They’ll have so much fun, they won’t realize they’re learning!

Now, Some Scary (or Not so Scary) Stories to Read to Your Little Ones:

Find the perfect book for some Halloween-themed story telling. A home-made sheet and pillow tent and flashlight are optional!

And, Some Games to Play:

Have your child play some fun online games to get them in the Halloween mood and help them brush up on their school skills at the same time! Games include: Cyberchase: Disguise Combos; Arthur: Crank it Up; and Caillou: Match the Leaves.

Next, Some Yummy Treats to Eat:

Whip up a batch of Sweet Ghost Crisps, Sticky Caramel Apples, or other Spooktacular Treats if you’re stomach sounds like it is inhabited by monsters.

And Finally, the Costume:

Making your child a Halloween costume just got easier with fantastic no-sew costume ideas based on your child’s favorite PBS characters including Daniel Tiger, Super Why and Dinosaur Train. Happy Haunting!