Friday, September 21, 2012

Halloween 2012

Halloween is a big holiday in our house. We celebrate it pretty much all month. Here are the plans we have come up with for Halloween this year.

Books (read-aloud):
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Three Good Deeds
The Restless Dead
All Hallows' Eve
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep
The Gargoyle on the Roof
The Haunting of Hill House
We Have Always Lived in the Castle



Movies: (There's no way we'll get to all of these movies, but these are the ones that have been requested & approved)
All -
Silver Bullet
Gremlins
Gremlins 2
Critters
Sleepy Hollow
House on Haunted Hill
Frankenstein
Monster Squad
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
Casper
Jaws
Ghost Busters
Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Birds
The Mummy
Jurassic Park
Fido

Dea & me -
Night of the Living Dead
Day of the Dead
A Nightmare on Elm St.
IT
Pet Sematary
Graveyard Shift
Secret Window
Tommyknockers
Frankenstein
Halloween
Friday the 13th
Omen
Shaun of the Dead
Children of the Corn

Food:
Soul cakes
Panna cotta brain or brain cake
Bloody popcorn
Mummy fingers
Batwings
Pumpkin bread
We'll likely add some other foods to the menu, but this is how it stands right now.

Activities:
Halloween Bingo
Halloween Scrabble
Word Games (word search, crossword, cryptogram, etc.) I have found several online. I'll print them & hide one each day. The kids will have to follow a clue to find it, so they can do it.
We'll do these throughout the month. On Halloween, we'll either do a family movie night or game night (or both), since we won't be having a party this year & don't do trick-or-treating.
Of course, throughout the month, we'll make various autumn & Halloween themed crafts/decorations/art.
We'll likely start putting up autumn decorations on the Autumnal Equinox (Sept 22). Halloween decorations start going up on Oct 1st.