As the leaves turn shades of fiery orange and the cool breeze carries a gentle chill, the enchantment of Halloween and spooky season begins to stir in the air. The anticipation grows, fueled by the contagious excitement of donning imaginative costumes and the exhilaration of venturing into eerie haunted houses. This bewitching season, with its air of mystery and suspense, holds a cherished space in the hearts of many, including ours, as we relish in the joy of celebrating all things spooky and macabre.
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Celebrating Spooky Season
My oldest human is embarking on a new adventure. After four years of working at local haunts, she is transitioning to a different environment this season. It's still local but a different vibe and she is excited to see how the season goes. It's always refreshing to see how change can rekindle our passion and offer a new perspective.
With the commencement of the Halloween season last weekend, many of us are diving into costume planning, perfecting our spine-chilling screams, and adding a festive touch to our homes. It's that special time of the year when we revel in sharing ghostly tales, reminisce about our favorite Halloween memories, and wholeheartedly indulge in all things eerie.
To make this season even more memorable, we have curated a list of resources for you and your loved ones. Dive into the world of ghoulish tales and memories with these suggestions.
Things to Read, Listen to, or Watch During Spooky Season
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- Read – Greatest Halloween fright
- Listen – Frightful Moments, Fall Colors, and Storytelling
- Watch – Scary moments – from the 52 Weeks of Storytelling Video Series
Resource to Check Out for Spooky Season
One resource that we're particularly enthusiastic about is the Halloween Storytelling Activity Kit. This kit is brimming with innovative ways to recount tales and includes Halloween-inspired prompts. Whether you're working with residents, spending quality time with little ones, or just seeking some personal festive fun, this kit has something for everyone. Get ready to lead a captivating Halloween Storytelling session — everything you need is at your fingertips!
Storytelling Activity I’m Loving for Spooky Season
We love dressing up and playing pretend in my house, and with Halloween coming up, it’s a great time to talk about our stories related to this fun holiday and all that goes with it.
Spark some themed storytelling with those in your care with these prompts:
- What’s your favorite Halloween costume you ever had?
- What would you be for Halloween this year if you could be anything?
- Did you ever go to a Halloween party or Haunted House? Did you like it? What was it like?
- What’s the strangest game you’ve played on Halloween? (Like bobbing for apples)
- If you were to get only one candy in your trick-or-treat bag, what do you wish it was?
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Halloween storytelling and activities. There are many games, stories, costumes, and traditions that can be explored with those you love. Don’t be afraid to get creative and have some fun! With a little imagination, Halloween can always be full of joy for everyone in your family.
I hope these resources this Halloween a time of connection, memories, and stories that will be cherished for years to come. Happy storytelling!