The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy.
When I was a kid, Halloween was a one day affair. Now, my children enjoy a month of Halloween crafts and activities, field trips and loads of Halloween books for fun.
Ready for a great list of Halloween books and crafts for your preschoolers?
Here’s a roundup of the great Halloween crafts, books, printables and recipes we’ll be trying at our house!
Parents will love this artfully unique book (with bright orange pages!), and children will love the story of a little witch moving into a haunted house.
If you’re having a Halloween party, you could use these adorable bat name tags for drinks.
What’s Halloween without monsters? This book has long been a favorite in our house. Every time we go to a local story time at the library this time of year, this book is ALWAYS read. My kids dissolve into a puddle of giggles, since they know the story so well.
We have a felt set that goes along with this book, and I found instructions so that you can create your own. Do you have plastic lids lying around? I think these upcycled monsters are adorable!
4. Where’s My Mummy?
This sweet story is bound to keep the small fry in your house entertained. It’s just scary enough, and the repeating refrains will help your child to follow along.
This mummy craft looks like a lot of fun for my crew – I’m sure we’ll be eating as many marshmallows as we glue!
5. The Runaway Mummy
Ready for more mummy humor? This parody on Margaret Wise Brown’s classic will have you in stiches!
Follow this witch’s story as she makes room for her friends to join her.
7. Pumpkin Jack
You can study the life cycle of a pumpkin with this fall favorite.
This hands-on pumpkin activity is perfect for reinforcing the lessons learned in the book.
This book gave my children a supreme fit of giggles! They loved the antics that the Skeleton tries to get rid of his hiccups.
This poor spider just wants to be a family pet — but she keeps getting thrown outside! My children love to catch spiders (eek!), so this book is right up their alley. They bring it home from the library year round.
My children are excited every holiday season to discover which old lady we’ll be reading – this Halloween edition keeps them giggling all day. You can even make your own old lady, and feet her bats, cats, owls and more!
Do you have a favorite book that I missed? Be sure to leave your ideas in the comments!
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