Fall holidays are upon us! Today we wanted to talk about why spooky celebrations are great for kids. Did you know that holidays like Halloween allow kids to let their creativity loose? It’s a time where they can decide what combination of clothing and masks is going to make them feel at their very best! Learning to let their self-expression free is an essential lesson for kids to learn.
What about skeletons? They are scary to kids, right? Not when celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Day of the Dead takes place on November 1 and 2 and is the holiday when family and friends gather to remember friends and family members who are no longer with us. This is another time where kids can learn to express their emotions. Read on to find several ideas on fun ways to celebrate spooky holidays in October.
StickTogether With Holiday Themed Images
If you are looking for ideas on how to bring StickTogether into your fall holidays, ‘Trick ‘n’ Stick’ with our Haunted House or StickTogether to celebrate being together and the memory of those who came before with our Day of the Dead image. Activities like StickTogether provide time and space for imaginations to soar and conversations to thrive.
Looking for a virtual option? Try Virtual StickTogether Stickerboards! We are always adding new images so that everyone can find an image that works for them. We can't always be together, but we can always StickTogether!
Read Spooky Stories Great For Kids
Kids love scary books! Plus, scary books are good for kids. These types of books give kids a chance to examine what they are afraid of because it’s happening in a controlled environment. Not only will kids have fun getting a little spooked, they will also have a chance to talk about their fears and be able to shine a light on negative emotions rather than bury them inside.
We have a great list of classically spooky bedtime tales from Fatherly that will have kids asking for more. Some of the books on the list are so classic that you might have even read them when you were a kid!
Get Creative With Stone Sugar Skulls
Day of the Dead is a two-day holiday that reunites the living and dead. Families create offerings to honor their departed family members that have passed. Day of the Dead is unlike any holiday where mourning is exchanged for celebration.
Stone sugar skulls are a major staple and one of the most recognizable images of Day of the Dead. They are decorated and placed on offerings of loved ones.You can easily create your own version using commonly found items. Get started with this post from Brooklyn Public Library.