Free Halloween Printable Games

FREE Halloween Printable Games at RoamingRosie.com

My girls love activities like this.

And I love sneaking a little learning {like fine motor control} into things they enjoy.

So I made some Halloween worksheets featuring activities that my 4yo especially enjoys.  And though my 2yo is more inclined to color the ghosts than trace the dots, she still enjoys being involved in whatever her big sister is doing.  :)

Click here for the FREE printable PDF worksheets:

Bat match

Ghost Race

Jack O Lantern Maze

Also, a fun dinner to follow up your Little One finding the path of a worm through a jack o’ lantern would be my Spicy Spaghetti Worms in Pepper Jack O’ Lanterns:

Spicy Spaghetti Worms in Pepper Jack O Lanterns 1

Happy Halloween!

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Happy {Caffeinated} Halloween

halloween pumpkin coffee art

Happy Halloween!

Mwabwahahahahaha… [insert creepy voice here]

But no holiday (or any hour of any ordinary day either) would be complete without coffee.

So, for this holiday, I’m sharing with you some thematically appropriate awesomeness via Etsy.  ‘Cause I just think Etsy rocks.

witches brew halloween coffee spoon

Witch’s Brew Coffee Spoon

pumpkin coffee cozy for halloween

Pumpkin Cozy

boo spider halloween coffee mug

Boo Mug

black cat coffee vintage sign

Black Cat Coffee Sign

Chalkboard Pumpkins: Halloween Crafts

This October, I decided to incorporate my daughters’ love of chalk into our Halloween activities.

The result?

Chalkboard pumpkins!

chalkboard pumpkins halloween and thanksgiving crafts for kids

These were so easy.  I started with a can of my trusty chalkboard spray paint, and picked up 3 foam “carve-able” pumpkins from the Dollar Tree.

Since the pumpkins were a bit porous, I did a few more coats than I normally would.  I placed them on some old cardboard, sprayed the bottoms first, then turned them over and sprayed the top.

Did 5 coats over the top half-ish.  Let the paint dry between coats, of course.  Then took them, and a box of chalk, outside.  Did some crafting in the fresh fall air.

chalkboard pumpkins halloween and thanksgiving crafts for kids

The girls spent a lot of time decorating their pumpkins.  Spent some time wiping off the designs with a damp paper towel, and then drawing all over them again.

The pumpkins are decorating our house now.  And they’ll be re-decorated themselves a few times before Halloween even gets here.  But, because they’re pumpkins, we’ll probably leave them out for Thanksgiving, too.

One thing important to mention, is that we did initially play with these outside, but they’re really indoor decorations because of the material the pumpkins are made from.  But you could always use something different if you want to display them outdoors.

chalkboard pumpkins halloween and thanksgiving crafts for kids

chalkboard pumpkins halloween and thanksgiving crafts for kids

And just for informational purposes, here is a photo of the half-finished pumpkins, to give you an idea of what they looked like while they were being painted:

chalkboard pumpkins halloween and thanksgiving crafts for kids

Have fun – and let me know if you try it!  :)

Oh, and here are our Halloween crafts from last year!

Plus, read about the Digital Wasabi Tape I used in this post.

This project was featured at:

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2013 Halloween Cupcake Contest Winners

Squidoo just wrapped up their 2013 Halloween Cupcake Baking Contest – and the votes are in!

The one I voted for came in at #1, and I’m not really surprised:  they’re awesome!  Because, I mean – really – who wouldn’t want a spooky cupcake topped with cotton candy clouds?

The 1st place winner was Under The Light of The Moon Halloween Cupcakes:

Death by Chocolate Under the Light of the Moon Halloween Cupcakes

Death by Chocolate Under the Light of the Moon Halloween Cupcakes

In 2nd place was Caramel Apple Cupcakes:

Caramel Apple Halloween Cupcakes

And in 3rd place was How to Make Your Very Own Happy, Smiling, Pumpkin Cupcakes With Fondant:

Happy Fondant Pumpkin Cupcakes for Halloween

To see the rest of the winners, check out the 2013 Squidoo Halloween Cupcake Baking Contest page!

I hope you are now inspired to create your own eerily delicious, creepy, crawly goodness!  :)