Friday, October 31, 2008

Have a Haunted Halloween - Ten Timid Ghosts / Disney's Haunted Mansion Craft

Happy Halloween! In the mood for some Haunted Houses today?

The favorite Halloween book this year at our house is definitely Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O'Connell. Seriously, I've read the book so many times, I can recite it by memory. Everything Halloween is included in this read: A haunted house, ghosts, a witch, skeleton, bat, ghoul, cat, owl, vampire, monster, spider, rat, mummy and trick-or-treating. Really, you can't ask for more! But wait, there is more. It's also a countdown so kids learn their numbers from ten to one as well. The book is a great read-aloud, and kids will love counting down and watching the witch try to scare the timid ghosts out of their house. BOO!

Ten Timid Ghosts, by Jennifer O'Connell. Scholastic, Cartwheel Books (Sept. 2000), 32 pages, ISBN 9780439158046

Older kids can assemble their own haunted house by downloading the 3D Escape from Haunted Mansion Board Game. Today is the last day you can download all the pieces and rules to this amazing freebie. is offering a limited edition printable version of Escape From Haunted Mansion as a game on their web site. You can download all the parts, pieces and instructions this week only (October 25 - 31) and fold, glue, and assemble the set to play on your own. (Via

This looks like it ought to keep the kiddos occupied for quite awhile! Remember, today is the last day you can download this special offer. Happy Haunting!