Stay At Home Trick or Treat Ideas, Celebrate Halloween with a Sick Child

Family Activities to Trick or Treat, Celebrate Halloween with a Sick Child Halloween is one of the top three events most children look forward to each year. Some kids plan their trick or treat costumes months in advance. So what happens, if, when the big day rolls around, the child is too ill to trick-or-treat? Or, perhaps you object to Halloween for religious, social or health reasons? Maybe Halloween is just too scary for your kids? Instead of sitting in the house with the lights off, why not enjoy some family bonding time? Here are activities you can do at home. These tips will work for parents who wish to avoid door to door trick or treating, too. Cheap, recycle bin activities that are educational and totally creative! Read on

Free Printable Wiccan, Fairies, Witches Coloring Craft Activities

Free Printable Wiccan, Fairies, Witches Coloring Craft Activities Along with Halloween, the Wiccan (pagan) holiday of Samhain is celebrated on Oct. 31, too. Samhain activities include bonfires, incantations and magic of all kinds. Here are free printable Wiccan, fairy and pagan coloring pages and crafts. These would fit in with Halloween celebrations, as well as literature studies involving witchcraft and magic-themed fiction. You can also find free printable crafts for other pagan holidays and events--Yule, Imbolc, Beltain, Litha, Ostara, Mabon, Solstice and Lughnasadh. I'm not a follower of wicca, but as a teacher and homeschooler, I think kids should be exposed to different ideologies so they understand them. It helps kids clarify and embrace their own faiths better when they aren't sheltered from the beliefs of others. Read on

Free Printable Halloween Costume Sewing Patterns and Tutorials

Free Printable Halloween Costume Sewing Patterns and Tutorials Making a Halloween costume for your child to wear for trick-or-treat? Perhaps you're going to a church or All Saints Day costume party? If you're a DIYer, here are dozens of patterns to make your own costumes: all ages, sizes, styles and themes. "Free Needle" has 69 links for free printable patterns and online tutorials for trick-or-treat costumes, masks and accessories. There are patterns for animal costumes: bat wings, dinosaur, baby chick, octopus, lobster, bird, etc. Also available, the amazingly popular Angry Birds costume tutorials. Read more

Easy No Sew Bible Character, Saints Costumes for Halloween, All Saints Day

Easy Bible Character and Saints Costumes for Halloween or All Saints Day Whether you celebrate Halloween and trick or treat and have children dress as saints, or if you celebrate All Saints Day with a costume party, here are tips for easy, creative saints and Bible character costumes. Most of these costumes can be made with household items. No need to spend any money. Perfect for large family. Recycle bin and no-sew costumes, too. Click for details

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