Halloween Online

Hi Everyone! For those of you who prefer to celebrate Halloween from the comforts of your own home, here are some fun events you can take part in online:

For little ones, there is a free Halloween Party from Early On in Canada with songs, a festive craft and “spooky stem!” on Friday October 29th from 5-5:30 pm CEST. You will need the crafting materials: 1 sheet of construction paper, scissors and masking tape, googly eyes or markers, bowl, baking soda, white vinegar, food coloring, dish soap, and small spooky items like spiders, insects, eyeballs, etc. Register online.

A Active Kidszone in the UK will host a cooking party for kids and parents on October 31st 12-13:30 CEST (free, with requested donation) with riddles, storytelling and cooking of “Scream Cheese” from Hotel Transylvania and “Sally’s Soup,” from the Nightmare Before Christmas. For more info and to register, visit their website.:

Captain Fantastic’s free online Trick or Treating Spectacular from the UK will take place Sunday October 31st at 12pm for ages 4-8. It’s a 45 minute show in which Captain Fantastic has been kidnapped and it’s your job to go round “Spooksville” knocking on doors to meet various residents and complete challenges in order to find Captain Fantastic.

If your child has a late bedtime, there is a free Halloween intro to coding class 21-22:00 on Saturday October 30th for ages 7+. It is organized by Boolean girl and through the girl scouts, but any child can join in. They will be using ghosts, witches, pumpkins, and other Sprites in the program. For more information or to register, visit the website.

You can download Scratch for free for the lesson from MIT.

Some more ideas for celebrating at home include taking virtual tours of real-life creepy locations like the Paris Catacombs, Isla de la Muñecas, and the Winchester Mystery House.

You can read scary stories, watch scary movies, eat scary treats, or play Halloween Bingo by printing out these cards from TheTypicalMom.com, and cutting out and mixing up the icons from one card to draw from. Alternatively, you could make your own and kids can search for the items on a walk through the neighborhood or in a special Halloween movie. If seated, you can use candies or chestnuts to mark to boxes.

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