So, yay, it's October! And it is starting to get chilly! And all the 'pooky shows are back to keep Feisty Pants happy. And she has decided on a relatively easy Halloween costume that won't kill us trying to make or buy. (Don't ask, it's a secret for now she says.) So you'll have to excuse me while I snort a few lines of apple pie and pumpkin spice while digging out my ugly comfy boots and yummy sweaters and flannels. The whole world feels like a comforting cup of chai tea right now. As the lovely writer once put it, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." And Feisty Pants isn't even too sick yet, in spite of the leaf mold beginning to burgeon and the goldenrod blooming across the street from our house. The kids have been back to school long enough to trade germs. She has a sinus infection, but that's nothing for fall. So the fact that FP has a minor infection and is on antibiotics really isn't that big of deal.
So, in order to celebrate, here are some fun, octoberish things to do to while away a fun chilly spooky evening.
1) Pumpkin Stencils- what Halloween is complete without a jack'o'lantern or three or a dozen? Here are some great sites to find a stencil. If your kids are too little or just not able to carve, use the stencils as a paint/marker stencil. You can even break out the old Mr. Potatohead toy and use the parts to decorate. OH and by the way, have you guys seen the teal pumpkins yet? Pumpkins painted teal and placed with your other jack'o'lanterns are meant to symbolize that people inside have some non-food type treats for little kids with sensory issues or food allergies. Seems like a cool way to signal inclusion.
Alternatively, you can just google the phrase"images + pumpkin stencils" and print whatever suits your fancy.
2) Fun fall crafts: This site has loads of cute, fun craft ideas for kids. Best of all, they are cheap and cheerful. Have at it and have fun.
So there you go.:) I hope to follow this up with some fun Halloween treats but if this month stays this fabulous, we'll probably be in the backyard monkeying around with leaves, so no promises. Happy Autumn!!!