Halloween is sneaking up on us

Lia Zneimer  //  Oct 18, 2013

Halloween is sneaking up on us

Kristen Joerger rounds up some of our favorite Halloween resources.

It’s that spooky time of year again! Halloween is just a few weeks away, so we thought we’d share some of our best tips and how-to articles to get you through the big day!


Is the must-have costume of the year already sold out? Or maybe Halloween just snuck up on you this year (it happens to the best of us!). Never fear! We have some adorable DIY costume ideas that will save the day. If you want to celebrate as a family this year, try out one of these cool parent and child costume pairings. If you need something super last-minute, grab a cardboard box and some art supplies and get to work on one of our cardboard costumes – I love the rain cloud!


What would Halloween be without something sweet to offset the spooky? Check out Scholastic Parent & Child magazine’s Candy Decoder to find tips for sorting the candy stash and smart swap-outs to make for traditional candy.


Hosting a party, but not sure how to keep everyone entertained? Here are 8 Halloween Party games and activities to get you started! Don’t forget that although it’s a fun holiday, little ones can still find Halloween very scary! Take a look at our tips for age-appropriate spooky storytelling for little kids through middle school-age!

There are more great resources in our Scholastic Parents Halloween Collection, including printable coloring sheets, Halloween book lists, and craft ideas! And don’t forget to share your favorite Halloween activities with us in the comments. Happy Halloween!