Halloween is one event my kids plan for. My eldest has been planning his costume all year long! And his Dad is in a mad rush to get it built! (Yes, it is so elaborate that it needs to be built – not made) For Ben, this is his normal. He’s older, he knows that with Halloween comes candy and trick-or-treating, costumes and classroom parties. But William – William is not quite three yet, and has little to no clue about just how much fun Halloween really is.
That’s why I like to introduce him to this spook-tacular time of year with the things he already knows and loves. His favorite characters all dressed up and trick-or-treating. Halloween themed coloring projects and simple crafts – even making little ghosts out of tissues (instructions below). These simple things can take the scariness out of Halloween for him and makes it ok, safe. It makes it just a little more normal – “If Mickey and Minnie can dress up for Halloween, so can I!”
Disney Junior has already begun their spook-tacular celebrations, both online and on TV. Turn the channel to Disney Junior every weekend morning from 9am – 11am EST and see the special Halloween themed episodes all October long! There will even be some brand new episodes, so be sure to watch for them!
On DisneyJunior.ca you can download and print some fun coloring sheets and simple Halloween crafts to keep your kids entertained. Oh! And if you’re still hunting for a costume for your littlest one, you should try Quincy’s Bat Wings craft. So simple, and would easily turn a black romper into a costume in no time!
If the kids like to play games on Disney Junior, I highly suggest Bucky’s Halloween Hunt – so much fun for the little ones (and the big ones too!)
Easy Halloween Decorations – Tissue Ghosts!
Box of Tissues
Yarn or String
Step 1: Give your kids the box of tissues and have them squish a bunch of tissues up into little balls.
Step 2: Drape an unwrinkled tissue over one of the balled up tissues
Step 3: Tie a string around the balled up tissue inside the new tissue
Step 4: Draw a spooky ghost face on the head of the ghost
Step 5: Hang the ghost where ever you want to add a bit of spookiness!
Disclosure: I’m part of the Disney Junior Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.