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Tarot, Tasseomancy, and a Matcha Green Tea Texas Sheet Cake

To get ourselves in the Halloween mood, we decided to have a night of magic by having a family Tarot and Tea Leaf reading session. Remember that tea-leaf-reading-cup I was swooning over back around Mother’s Day? Well, the kids gave me one! And I have had great fun with it, subsequently, both at a Harry Potter […]

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All Hallows Read 2016 : What Books We’re Giving To The Kids This Year

Once again, this year, we’ll be celebrating, All Hallows Read. What’s All Hallows Read? It’s a fantastic holiday book-giving project! The main premise: give someone a scary book for Halloween! Gosh, can I tell you how much better this goes down in our house than the stale caramels and ambiguous-looking “chews” we weed out of the […]

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Scary Scrabble Stories

It’s the SPOOKY installment of our Monday Game Night! This month’s game night is a two part venture. First, we’re going to play “Scary Scrabble.”  Then, we’re going to improvise stories from the words on the board. 1. Play Scary Scrabble Tonight, we’re going to play Scrabble, but we’ll award double the points for a scary/Halloween […]

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Secret Scary Book Swap : All Hallows Read

Give a Scary Book, Share the Joy, Spread the Terror! We are in love, love, love with an amazing concept we only heard about last year: All Hallows Read. It’s a simple and beautiful project. The deal is, on Halloween, or therabouts, you give a kid a scary book or comic book – an appropriate “scary” book or […]

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Happy Halloween 2014!

Happy Halloween 2014!  Bea’s a cat this year, and Toby? some sort of Robot Space Avenger… And who are you?  Here’s wishing you a day full of Treats! And here’s a round-up of our recent Halloween posts…. [Just click on the image! It’s a link!]     Ready for even more? Check out these Awesome […]

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The Kids Write Night Poems

We did some free writing over the weekend, and I asked the kids to write “Night Poems.” Usually, I have little prompts for them, encouraging them to write in a certain style or to choose a specific image to concentrate on … i.e. “Make a List of Things You’d See in the Sky” or “Write from the […]

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Making T1: Toby’s Light-Up Robot Turtle Costume

This year, Toby decided that he wanted to be a “Robot Turtle named T1” for Halloween. He loves Turtles. He loves Robots. It’s a natural fit. Only problem was, how were we going to get our hands on one of those?  Well, we’d have to make one!  First things first, we looked around online for […]

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The Lunchbox Season's Spooktacular 13 Best of Everything Halloween

The Lunchbox Season’s Spooktacular 13: Best of Everything Halloween

Halloween is coming! Here are 12 of our best Halloween and Halloween-Friendly Posts and a bonus 13th contribution from our Sister Site!  Just click on the image and be transported!!! SNACKS: 1. Quick & Easy Mummy Cookies A Halloween Themed Lunchbox Treat! We make sugar cookies with our ginger-people cutters and ice them to look like mummies! […]

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Halloween Art for Kids Spooky Still Life Two Ways

Halloween Art for Kids: Spooky Still Life, Two Ways

I had originally planned to take the kids outside to “sketch the season” on Saturday. Then, it rained…and rained…and rained.  The kids were sitting at the dining room table, twirling the tips of a couple of little white pumpkins, looking miserable…until it dawned on me…we could sketch the season inside, too!  We could do a […]

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Five Ways

I tend to post all of our family  recipes on this site so as to have an easy way to access them and to send them to others for reference. Pumpkin seeds are no exception. I can’t tell you how many times we “forget the way we did it last year” when it comes to […]

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Quick & Easy Mummy Cookies

It’s been a crazy few weeks, with little time for baking. Luckily, I had sugar cookie dough in the freezer , so I was able to whip up a little Halloween-week magic for the kids while they were carving their pumpkins. Here’s the how-to, with a gallery of cookie pics and this year’s pumpkin handiwork […]

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Creepy Window Silhouettes

  Creepy Window Silhouettes Last Halloween, we wanted to make our house “spooky” for the trick-or-treaters, so we added window silhouettes to our front door and front windows. When the holiday was over, we rolled them up and stored them for future use.  We’ll be using them again this year, in different places, with the addition of a […]

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Brown Bag Owl Puppets

Halloween is less than a week away.  This weekend, we’ll be re-creating two of our favourite crafts: Brown Bag Owl Puppets [Below] and Creepy Window Silhouettes ________________________________ Brown Bag Owl Puppets  (inspired by the folks at Elmer’s and Free Kids Crafts) Over the summer, we had a special  Egg Day, completing several fun science experiments with eggs. […]

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