Books and Fun for October

October is a great month, full of fall time fun: leaves and pumpkins and Halloween (as well as a birthday for our family!). At our house we enjoy reading books to celebrate the season. Here is a sampling of what we are reading this month:

Dem Bones by Bob Barner: great book that shares interesting “bone facts”, paired with a familiar folk tune.

Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler: silly and fun

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White: hmmm, this book makes me want to eat pumpkin pie!

10 Trick-or-Treaters by Janet Schulman: a great counting book on a Halloween theme

Where is Baby’s Pumpkin? by Karen Katz: a fun lift-the-flap book for the little ones.

So…what’s on our activity line-up for the month? Our traditional trip to the pumpkin patch, a ward Trunk-or-Treat party, Boo at the Zoo, carving pumpkins,  and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. But I’m sure we’ll have time for a few fun projects:

This year these adorable thumbprint spiders have caught my eye.

Thanks to Teach Mama, our lunchboxes will contain a laugh in the form of Halloween lunchbox notes.

Teach Mama also shared a lot great ideas for classroom parties, which can also be used at home. I like the Ghost Bingo Game.

Not Just Cute has a great index of preschool activities for fall (and pumpkins!).

I love these footprint ghosts. I saw this image on pinterest, but I unfortunately can’t find the original source to give credit.

Thanks to the Ant Bug, we’ve got a great start on our Halloween decorations. She spent most of last Saturday working on this poster, and I think she included everything pertinent to Halloween: a haunted mansion, spiders and webs, a witch on her broom, bats, a ghost, and a full moon. I love her creativity!

Be sure to check out my past Halloween posts for lots of great activity ideas to celebrate Halloween.

A Pumpkin Party Weekend (2010)

Halloween Recipes (2010)

Glowing Faces in a Jar (and other Halloween Fun) (2010)

Halloween Craft Fun (2009)

Ghosts in the House (2008)

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