Halloween Resources


Halloween may be one of children’s favorite holidays of the year with parents and grandparents are not be far behind! Kids certainly enjoy carved Jack-O’-Lanterns with their eerie glow. In the links below you will find: History, crafts, decorating, educational, costumes, recipes, recipes for using leftover candy, pumpkin patters and instructions and more.

Cheap is good, free is better! It is always my endeavor to locate no-cost resources for parents but occasionally some websites will charge membership fees or subscription. Ultimately, it is the parent’s responsibility to monitor their child’s online activities.

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Costumes should not restrict the free movement of feet, legs, arms or hands. Costumes too baggy or too tight could easily tangle or trip kids.

HAVE FUN AND HELP OTHERS

Halloween Candy Buy Back

Halloween Candy Buy Back Program

Switch Witch

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

BuyCostumes – UNICEF Sponsor

ACTIVITIES, CRAFTS, GAMES, AND FUN

Feed the children a snack before going so it will be easier to resist the temptation to eat treats before checking them out at home.

10 Easy Face Painting Ideas

35+ Easy Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids (No sew!)

5 Easy Face Painting Designs for Kids

50+ Halloween Activities for Kids

55+ of the BEST Halloween Crafts!

75 Cute Homemade Toddler Halloween Costume Ideas

Carve-A-Pumpkin

Castle of Spirits

Crafts

Easy Halloween Projects

ESL Kids Halloween Games & Activities

Five Tips to Make Your Halloween Safe (Kids)

Five Tips to Make Your Halloween Safe (Parents)

Free Kids Halloween Games & Activities

Fun & Free Halloween Coloring Pages

Fun Halloween Theme and Games

Ghost Stories, the Paranormal and the Strange

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Have children bring all treats home for a closer inspection by adults. Discard any loose or unwrapped treats.

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Halloween Activities and Games for Teachers

There is power in numbers! Children should go out in pairs or groups, the more the better. Instruct kids not to stray from the group.

Halloween Activities for Kids

Halloween All Hallows Eve

Halloween Birthday Party

Halloween Coloring Pages

Halloween Crafts

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Halloween Crafts and Children’s Activities

Halloween Crafts and Ideas

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween Crafts Ideas

Halloween Cup Decorations

Halloween Dot to Dot Puzzles

Halloween Events NJ 2014

Halloween For Kids & Teachers

Halloween Fun And Activities

Halloween Health and Safety Tips

Halloween Games

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Halloween Headquarters

Halloween History

Halloween Ideas

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Halloween in United States

Halloween Is Here

Halloween K-3 Theme Page

Halloween Lessons, Activities & Resources

Halloween Magazine

Halloween Online

Halloween Online Games

Halloween Party Activities & Crafts

Children should be supervised by a responsible, trusted adult or older child while trick-or-treating.

Halloween Party Games for Kids

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Printables

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Teacher Resources

Halloween – The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows

Halloween Worksheets

Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween! – Halloween Fun Pages For Children

History of Halloween

Instructables Halloween Halloween Contest

Kids’ Halloween Activities

Kids Online Halloween Games

Lotsa Halloween Hilarity & Fun

Make Your Own Halloween Invitations

Mischief Night and Halloween Safety

New Jersey’s Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Hay Rides and More

Novelty Makeup

SMARTBoards anf Halloween Resources

Squigly’s Halloween Games

The History and Origins of Halloween

The Last Halloween

Today in History: October 31 – Happy Halloween!

What are we celebrating anyway?

Young children should not carve pumpkins. The youngsters can use a marker to draw a face then have parents cut the actual pumpkin.

PUMPKINS

Beginner Halloween Pumpkin-Carving Templates

Brownielocks & the Three Bears Presents Pumpkin Fun

Extreme Pumpkins

Free Printable Pumpkin Stencils

Halloween Pumpkins

How to Carve a Military-Themed Pumpkin: Free Pumpkin Stencils

Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Pumpkin Carving 101

Pumpkin-Carving Ideas for the Family

Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Pumpkin Patches and More

Spook Master – Online Pumpkin Carving Patterns

WORD SEARCHES WITH SAFETY TIPS

Word Searches and Scrambled Words are fun for parties!

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SCRAMBLED WORDS WITH SAFETY TIPS

Children who craft become adept using their hands and are more self-reliant.

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RECIPES

21 Gross Recipes: Halloween Party Food

All Halloween Recipes

Boo! Halloween Recipes

Fall Into Hersey’s Fun

Fun And Frightful Halloween Recipes

Gross-ology

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Children should only knock or ring the doorbell and never enter a home without a parent’s prior permission.

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Halloween Recipes and Party Ideas

Halloween Recipes for Families

Halloween Recipes with Pictures

Martha Stewart Halloween Recipes

Our Favorite Halloween Recipes

Recipes: Boo! Halloween Recipe Videos

Tricked-Out Halloween Treats

Wanda’s Halloween Cookbook

RECIPES FOR LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY

10 Recipe Ideas for Halloween Candy

15 Recipes for Leftover Halloween Candy

25 Things to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

35 Tasty Ways to Use Up Leftover Halloween Candy

50 Recipes Using Leftover Halloween Candy

80+ Desserts To Make With Leftover Halloween Candy

Decadent Desserts with Leftover Candy

How To Use That Leftover Halloween Candy: 10 Ideas

Recipes For Leftover Halloween Candy

Recipes Using Leftover Halloween Candy

FREE eBOOKS

10 Free eBooks For Halloween

12 Halloween Tricks & Treats From #MyFavoriteBloggers

23 Halloween Crafts for Kids: Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas and Spooky Decor

Free eBooks for Halloween

Use a flashlight, glow stick or light-emitting diodes (LED) in place of a candle. If you must use a candle, then a small votive is the best bet.

Free Halloween Craft eBooks

Halloween eBooks

Halloween Fun

Halloween Paper Crafts: 11 Homemade Decorations, Treat Bag Ideas and More

VIDEOS

5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate : Halloween Songs for Children

Bobby Pickett “Monster Mash”

“Clifford’s Halloween” children’s book in ASL

Disney’s Monster Mash

Dr Seuss – Halloween is Grinch Night (complete – HQ)

Fairy Tales for Kids – Baba Yaga (A Scary Story for Halloween) – Stories for Kids

For Toddlers and Preschool Children: Halloween Words

Froggy’s Halloween – Children’s Read Aloud Picture Book Story

Groovie Goolies Monster Mash Music Video

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Halloween – Ghost Story – Old Lady Hawkins

Halloween Night (Children’s Halloween Song)

Halloween Para Peques – Halloween For children

Halloween Song | Halloween Songs For Children

Halloween Stories

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Little Red Riding Hood – Bedtime Story Animation

Lumpkin the Pumpkin

Take care with pets to prevent the escape or biting of trick-or-treaters. A dog’s feelings may be hurt if locked in a bedroom for three hours but it will be safe from harm.

Scary Stories for Kids at Halloween

Spooky Spooky – Halloween Song

Story: Halloween Horror (1977)

Tap Tap Tap

The Real Story of Halloween – Occult Documentary

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The Walking Dead Sing-Along: The Monster Mash

Trick or Treat Door Music – Little Spooky Halloween Mix

Welcome to FresBerg: Halloween Special (Full Episode)

Winnie The Pooh’s Halloween Stories

YouTube Challenge – I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy

YouTube Challenge – I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy 2013

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11 Responses to Halloween Resources

  1. akane86 says:

    Thanks a lot for using the photo of my cookies! I love this post, I need new ideas to celebrate Halloween this year:)

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    • Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

      You are welcome, your cookies image was perfect for what I wanted — I bet they were tasty too! My website is family focused and my goal is to review and provide helpful links to save parents time in their busy lives. The holiday links are new so I have the toughest links ahead of me: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Thank you again for the use of your cookie image and I hope you will stop back again.😉

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  2. gpcox says:

    You always have such wonderful posts for the children.
    I hope you saw my reply to you on my site. I also suggested to Jacqui Murray @ USNA or Bust to email you. She has the most experience with children and the military and I believe you two would make a great team. Hope it all works out.

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    • Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

      Thank you for that; I try to provide the best I can for parents and kids. I know in my own life I don’t think my parents taught me anything about Veterans Day or any of the other holidays for that matter. To have a sense of self I think it’s important for kids to learn about these. The thing I do not want is anything about politics; politics is divisive and I would rather unite us as a country for these holidays. Thank you for your help. I love your blog.:)

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  3. This is an extremely well reached post. The world is not like it was when I was a girl.

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    • Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

      Thank you, Barbara, I’ve collected resources for families for years but this was put together recently so all the links are up-to-date. I included some of my word searches and scrambled words as PDFs but easier ones are needed for younger kids. (I’m always tweaking)

      Halloween for our generation was very different because the world was not like now. Fortunately there are things parents can do to give their children a fun and safe experience: Trick-or-treating with kids, parties instead or attending an organized neighborhood event.

      When I was about six and my older brother and about three his friends took me trick-or-treating there was an old man who apparently did not know it was Halloween so he invited us inside — AND we went inside and we all chatted to be polite because that was our world. I miss doing those things for my kids, really.❤

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      • Yeah. Now we have to give them stranger danger. Hugs, Barbara

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      • Jackie Saulmon Ramirez says:

        Unfortunately, Barbara, it’s not just “stranger danger” we must warn them about, it’s everyone danger. Kids must now learn about body ownership and being able to say “stop” and “no.” Danger in my home growing up came from my brother, an uncle and my father’s drinking buddies. We cannot mess this up; kids are too precious and the damage too great.

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