Are you in the mood for some spooky festive fun without the terror and nightmares that the holiday is known for? Maybe more of the fun and costumes, pumpkins and all that wonderful stuff. Well, a good place to start is National Geographic Kids. I know what you are thinking. What do animals have to do with Halloween? Well “Nat Geo” does a lot more then just animals. This year they have published a wonderful book called National Geographic Kids Halloween Book of Fun. Contained in these pages are hundreds of fun activities to do with your kids, ranging from creative costume ideas to coloring pages, to Halloween themed crafts that are easy for kids, and adults.
I especially liked the Halloween fun facts which were peppered throughout the book. Much too often, kids get the wrong ideas about Halloween, thinking it is all about monsters and scaring people. Yes, that is a fun by-product, BUT Halloween is more about letting your “other” self out. Expressing yourself in the form of a costume/role play is to let that creativity that is within you shine for all to see (and the candy of course!) Another point I like about this book is that it is easy to flip to a page and have something fun to do with your kids, there isn’t a lot of planning and prep work. Daddy likes that a whole lot, too, LOL.
Make sure you follow National Geographic Kids on Twitter- they have awesome books!