Good morning! This upcoming weekend we will be taking the kids to our local zoo’s Halloween Celebration. It is our third year going and we absolutely love it! There is a little parade you can walk in and there are stations set up throughout the zoo where the kids can trick-or-treat.
This year Bugaboo asked to be a knight in shining armor and we decided Jellybean could go as a cute little dragon! I’ve been having so much fun making their costumes; still a lot to finish up, but I am getting excited to see the kids in them! I will hopefully have a chance to share them on the blog before Halloween! It will probably be a last minute rush to get them done – there just aren’t enough naptimes lately. Both kids are on opposite schedules right now so it doesn’t leave a lot of “crafting time” during the day!
While different naptimes means less craft time, it has meant some wonderful one-on-one time! Bugaboo’s new favorite time of the day is when Jellybean takes her afternoon nap and we do “activities”. He’s really into flashcards, matching games, and his “sounds” (phonics). Last week we started really getting into the Halloween spirit and played some fun matching games I created! I thought it would be fun to share them with you as free printables!
There are four printable pages, two are Halloween match-up games which are ready to go once printed.
The other two pages have Halloween game pieces you can print and cut out. I printed two copies of each page so I ended up with 24 game pieces – 2 sets of 12. There are a bunch of different games you can play, depending on your child’s age. Bugaboo’s favorite way to play is to lay them all out face up and then find the matches and put them in little piles. We also tried turning them over and playing Memory. He “played” this way once or twice. I taught him a simpler version of “Go Fish” where the cards were laid face up in front of us and he had a lot of fun with that!
However you choose to use them, they are a lot of fun and great for getting your little ones in the mood for Halloween! Download the printables at the bottom of this post! I’ll be back a couple more times this week so be sure to stop back :)
Free Printables! Download for Personal Use Only.