I’m excited to be participating in the Halloween Crafts and Activities for Kids series from All Things Kids! See details at the end of this post.
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Halloween Books that Encourage Working Together
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
A trio of animals lives together in harmony, enjoying their daily meal of pumpkin soup, until one day the duck decides he doesn’t want to measure the salt, as he normally does. He wants to stir. In the ensuing battle, the friends discover the importance of valuing everyone’s contribution – and sometimes changing things up so that everyone has a good time! I should add that it was thanks to this book that Monkey tried pumpkin soup for the first time!
Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
A witch dreams of pumpkin pie, but when her pumpkin proves too big to pick on her own, a cast of scary Halloween ghouls comes by to try their luck. Each fares no better than the witch, unless a bat has a clever plan, which requires that they all cooperate. Will their desire for pumpkin pie overcome their dread of working together? Spoiler alert: the book ends with a party!
Speaking of parties, this gentle story of Turtle and Snake preparing for a Halloween bash is perfect for beginning readers. The book follows as step by step the pair go through their to-do list (made of pictures plus simple words). Monkey loves reading along as they check items off their list, building anticipation until at last it’s party time!
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
This beloved book is now a favorite of ours as well. It is a tale of a generous witch who always has room on her broom for new friends. Her kindness is repaid when her companions team up to scare away a terrible dragon who threatens the witch. In the end, the witch makes a new truly magnificent broom perfect for all of her animal friends.
Halloween Activities that Encourage Working Together
Playing a Halloween game
Decorating jack o’ lanterns
Doing a Halloween craft
Throwing a Halloween party
Handing out treats to trick-or-treaters
How does your family have fun together at Halloween?
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