The greatest season is finally upon us — Halloween. Sure, it's technically just a holiday, but come on, we all know it's really an entire season. It's not even October yet, and stores have already started decorating with all things ghosts and goblins. It may seem early to start celebrating the spookiest holiday of the year, but there's a lot to celebrate.
If your kids love Halloween, there are ways to celebrate other than stuffing their faces with candy corn and watching scary movies (although, those activities are fun too). PBS Kids offers tons of Halloween-inspired multi-platform content and activities that are both entertaining and educational.
There's the Great Nocturnal Cat Hunt, where kids help the cat from Cat in the Hat find his missing hat. And there are a handful of Arthur activities: Crank it Up, which lets kids create their own music recordings based on the sounds of every day items; printable Halloween coloring pages and masks; and a cute Alien game.
A Dog Tag game allows kids to upload a picture of their pet (or use a picture that already exists in the game) and add props and tags with words. When a word is clicked, the definition is read out loud.
There are a few other fun game options, but your kids might find the card creator to be the most exciting. They can create their own Halloween cards for their friends and family, personalizing them with messages and spooky images. When they're done, they have the option to email or print the card.
In additional all the activities for kids, there's also a section for parents that offers pumpkin carving print-outs, DIY costume ideas, creepy crafts, and no-so-scary stories.
Check out all the PBS Kids activities here.