I know kids who start planning for Halloween on November 1. Do you? It’s such fun to plan the costume and anticipate the candy, not to mention the excitement of visiting all the neighbors in the dark. One school district I know plans the teacher’s yearly in-service day on November 1. This allows the kids to stay up a little late on Halloween and spares the teachers a class full of students with been-up-too-late-eating-too-much-candy syndrome.
For kids who just can’t get enough of Halloween fun before or after Halloween, LearningGamesforKids.com has some great online games.
Some kids relish the ghoulish parts of Halloween. For kids who love skulls and bones and body parts, try Match Three Body Parts. Players swap body parts until they have three matches lined up. Then, the parts disappear and the game continues.
Other kids love the idea of being a superhero. Find out whether or not a spidey sense can tingle with Superhero Myths, a short Mythbusters Video that explores whether superpowers really could exist. There’s one truly gigantic real spider in this video, so beware if you’re an aracnophobe!
And for the kids who love the creepy crawlies and scary ghosts? There are two great keyboarding games for you! Arachnid Falls is a typing game that’s just full of our web-building friends. The only way to keep ahead of them is by typing –fast! The Typing of the Ghosts challenges you to enter the creepy castle and type the word on each ghost before it gets to you. When you finish the word, the ghost disappears.
So if your kids can’t get Halloween off their minds, send them to LearningGamesforKids.com to have fun with Halloween while improving their matching, science, or keyboarding skills!