I asked the girls to put their owls in front of their faces and say, "Spooky, spooky, spooky!" when we read it in the story. Here they are practicing:
It's scary, right?
After our owl craft, we went on a "Halloween Trick or Treat Hunt." Each of the girls got a plastic bag and looked around the house for stickers, bundles of colored pencils, and "fancy" rings that (were supposed to) light up!
After our treasure hunt, we made jack-o-laterns. Well, we colored a pumpkin and then glued eyes, a nose and mouth onto it. I was a little nervous leading a group of toddlers in a "carve your own pumpkin activity."
At least, some of us glued two eyes, a mouth and a nose on our pumpkins. Others decided to put Dora stickers on it. It's all good.
To finish our time together, we ate pumpkin spice muffins and drank apple juice.
I love this time of year, and I love the variety of stories that go with it. Another fun blog that's got several good looking Halloween books is Katie's Literature Lounge. Defintely worth a stop.