If like me you have been planning your pumpkin carving now for a few weeks, I’ve done almost everything you can imagine when it comes to pumpkin carving. I’ve etched moths flying to a flame, used fairy lights to make an elegant spotted pumpkin and even used the stem as a nose like the ones pictured above.
Are you looking for some inspiration this year? The library has some great books to help inspire you to do something more than the traditional Jack-O-Lantern.
As I’m sure you know by know, Halloween is my favourite holiday. I know you might be thinking that October 14th is too early to start thinking about Halloween, but like most children I’ve been getting excited since the first day of school. I live for Halloween, I can’t wait to dress my baby up in a cute little costume next year and read scary stories to him when he’s older.
If you are looking for a list of scary stories to enjoy with your little ghost and goblin this Halloween then look no further! Here is a list of my favourite Halloween stories for children.
The very fairy princess: a spooky, sparkly Halloween by Julie Andrews
The elevator ghost by Glen Huser
Ladybug girl and the dress-up dilemma by David Soman
Curious George haunted Halloween by C. A. Krones
The monsterator by Keith Graves
Hedgehug’s Halloween by Benn Sutton
Goosebumps (series) by R. L. Stine
No such thing as ghosts by Ursula Vernon
Halloween is here! by Megan Bryant
10 Trick-or-treaters by Janet Schulman
School is almost finished, do you know what your kids will be doing all summer? This can be a scary time if you don’t have anything for your kids to do.
The City of Guelph offers a wide range of summer day camps to make any kid and parent happy. Here are just some of the great camps offered. Click here for more information about pricing, dates, and registration.
Kiddie Camp (3 to 5 years) – West End Community Center
Daily Discoveries (5 to 12 years) – West End Community Center
Sports N’ swim (5 to 12 years) Victoria Road Recreation Center
Arts unlimited (5 to 12 years) Guelph Youth Music Center
Museum Camp – Guelph Civic Museum
Girls week (11 to 14 years) – West End Recreation Center
Pottery Week (7 to 12 years & 13 to 17 years) Guelph Community Pottery Center
Are your kids ready for sleep away camp? The Guelph YMCA YWCA offers some great options at Camp Nagiwa.
Nagi-Wanna (5 to 9 year)
Nagiwa Voyageurs (12 to 14 years)
L. E.A.D. Program for students turning 16 in 2015
Leader in Training (L.I.T.) for students turning 15 in 2015
Just looking for some great camping ideas when you take your kids out? The library has some great books for you.
Camping with kids by Goldie Silverman
The down and dirty guide to camping with kids by Helen Olsson
Camp out! by Lynn Brunelle