What's a sweeter treat than candy? Stories that kids can read and enjoy again and again!
BOOKS AS TREATS
More and more people have been giving books as Halloween treats! There's even a Books for Treats program. Click here to read all about it! Some people plan ahead on their own, too, collecting gently used books (from friends or library sales)! Click here to read about a special couple who have been giving out books ask Halloween gifts for years!
OTHER FUN TREATS
If you're looking for something quick and simple other than candy and you don't have time to gather enough books for all the ghosts and superheroes in your neighborhood, you can still find lots of fun things that kids will love! Fill your "candy" basket with plastic eyeballs, bat and spider rings, yo-yos, mini coloring books and crayons, bubbles, stickers, mini puzzles and games, fangs, glow-in-the-dark bracelets, finger puppets... just about anything little thing you can find at a dollar store or a party store in bulk!
The two photos above are from last year's Halloween. We had so much fun and got new picture books, bubbles, snakes and even a Winnie the Pooh doll (who is now my favorite teddy bear)! BEST Halloween treats EVER!
This year I'm going to be THE GREAT PUMPKIN! How do you like my costume?
I'm so inspired from our recent trip to the Charles Schultz Museum!
That's me in the photo below visiting The Great Pumpkin Display at The Charles Schultz Museum! You can see the rest of our Charles Schultz Museum photos at The Pig's Wings Blog! (Also, scroll to the bottom of that page if you want to see a flying bear!)
HAVE A SWEET HALLOWEEN, FRIENDS!
Little Bear is the co-founder and creative director of The Beauty of Picture Books Website & Blog. He has also assisted Linda Eve Diamond with her writing and Jeff Novick with his nutritional videos and lectures. L.B.'s other accomplishments include earning a black belt in karate and riding a famous cat at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum (photo here). (:3 To read Little Bear's full bio page, click here.