EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Halloween Boo Bags: Swap Your Child's Candy with a Spooky Surprise!

Halloween Boo Bags: Swap Your Child's Candy with a Spooky Surprise!

Halloween is a time for spooky tricks and sweet treats! But most parents agree, the days of letting our kids dive into pounds of sugary candy are in the past. When we know better, we do better, and adding a touch of 'literacy magic' to this festive tradition can be an enriching alternative that kids will love. This year, we're swapping our little one's candy collection for an exciting collection of Halloween-themed books from Silver Dolphin Books and Studio Fun International to make a 'Boo Bag' that we know he's going to absolutely love! Check them out below:

Squeeze & Squeak: Squeaky Bat: It’s Halloween, Squeaky Bat's favorite time of year. Follow through the night as Squeaky Bat squeaks along at all the things she loves. The design alone makes kids want to grab this rhyming board book immediately. The squishy vinyl bat shows through the cut-outs in the center of this book to appear on every page. 

It Sounds Like Halloween!: I loved these kind of interactive board books as a kid and I'm excited to share in the fun with my own little ones. The story takes place on Halloween night and the spooky sounds are not what they seem! I like that it takes potentially scary sounds and turns them into fun explanations for kids. With picture prompts to push the sound buttons throughout the story, kids love being part of the reading.

You're My Little Baby Boo: This board book is just the sweetest! From the You’re My Little series, it features many of our favorite Halloween characters such as ghosts, pumpkins, and candy corn. My little guy has already gotten his hands on it and loves flipping the pages back and forth from the baby to the baby with its parent. We've read it over and over, so it's definitely a win for toddlers! 

Halloween Super Puffy Stickers! Boo to You!: With 32 activity pages and 75 puffy stickers, this is a must for your Boo Bag! It will keep the kids busy with mazes, silly searches, sticker pages and more. We love activity books like this that offer mental challenges and academic skill practice in a super fun way.

Disney: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: The 13 Days of Halloween: If you're a fan of this movie, you're going to be really impressed with this one. It's a trifold case which opens to reveal a graveyard scene with 13 mini books! These books contain fun spooky-themed puzzles, storybooks and a pop-up surprise that I won't ruin! Open a pocket and celebrate Halloween in the thirteen days leading up to October 31st.

Boo bags as replacements for candy are such as fun new tradition and we find that kids really look forward to the swap! Ours like to donate their candy to the troops in exchange for a swap, which makes them feel a sense of purpose and pride in their trick-or-treating. Whether you swap for a Boo bag the very same night or wait to have it appear the next day in place of the candy, it's a great way improve upon the holiday.

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Disclosure: The product in this post was provided by the publishing companies mentioned above. As always, our opinions are our own.