Want to add a "surprise" to the goodies you are shelling out tonight? You can get a stack of blank word cards, sit down with a marker and print some Hallowe'en words on the card. Even quicker use your computer for uniform lettering and added graphics. Get even more creative and add a box for your "guests' to make a picture of the word then attach a cute magnet for posting on the fridge after fright-night is over. When you drop the candies into the bag include a word card. When the children finally stagger home and rummage through the candy they will stumble across a Hallowe'en word. They will one way or another read that word....either silently, out loud to a parent or sibling or even be a keener and go place it on the fridge. They will discover the real treasure was not the candies that are here today and gone tomorrow but the magic of a word that was dropped into their Hallowe'en bag that night. If the children get bored or want to re-live their scary Hallowe'en night adventure they can illustrate the word and conjure up fond memories of that evening.
Here are some great books that you may want to take note of (especially now that Hallowe'en is almost history you can pick them up on sale and tuck them away for next year) :
1. Lift the Flap Shadow Book Hallowe'en by Roger Priddy
2. My First Hallowe'en by Tomie Depaola
3. Biscuit's Pet and Play Hallowe'en by Alyssa S. Capucilli
4. Let's Shine Jesus Light on Hallowe'en
5. Room On The Broom by Julia Donaldson
Enjoy and read on!