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Welcome to our Halloween Spooktacular!
No matter our age, we all love the thrill that Halloween brings! Get your residents into the Halloween spirit this year with our favorite desserts, crafts, pumpkin decorations, movies and music ideas. All for the ultimate Halloween Spooktacular experience!
Conversation Starters for your 1-on-1s
These are great for conversations, or writing prompts! (You can even send written answers into the Resident Tales and have your residents see their writing in print!)
- What is your favorite Halloween candy?
- Did you ever steal any of your kids candy?
- Have you ever been on a ghost tour or visited an old cemetery?
- Did you carve your own pumpkin every year?
- Did you ever make your kid’s (or their own) Halloween costume?
- Who gave out the trick or treat candy at your house?
- Do you like scary movies? Which one is your favorite?
- What was your most creative costume?
Print out our Halloween Activity Booklet here.
We have a Guess the Treat Page that will bring back some fun memories, a Jeopardy game, a poem coloring page, and a Guess Who Sang the Halloween Classic. Your residents can do them all on their own!
Simple Snack ideas
- Monster Party Bark – Googly eyes will be watching you in this monster of a snack!
- Fluffy, creamy, dreamy – Pumpkin Pie Dip – a simple 5 minute perfectly pumpkiny dip that is has just the right amount of sweet and spice.
- These Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs are both salty AND sweet!
- Looking for something healthy? Try this Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus with veggies!
- Frozen Chocolate Boo-nana Ghost Pops are adorable and have potassium!
- Halloween stress balls – When the trickeries of the night get too intense, you and your residents will both appreciate these jack-o’-lantern calm down balls on hand. Check out Little Bins for Little Hands for full instructions.
- This $5 Twig Wreath is spooky, yet grown-up.
- Try this fun mummy craft!
We have found soooo many great Halloween Movies!
- Ghostbusters (1984) PG
- Clue (1985) PG
- The Addams Family (1991) PG-13
- E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982) PG
- Matilda (1996) PG
- The Haunted Mansion (2003) PG
- The Witches (1990) PG
- Halloweentown (1998) TV-G
- Hocus Pocus (1993) PG
- Goosebumps (2015)
- Gremlins (1984) PG
- Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) PG
- Scooby-Doo (2002) PG
- Casper (1995) PG
- Sleepy Hollow (1999) R
- The Amityville Horror (1979) R
- Pet Sematary (1989) R
- House on Haunted Hill (1958) NR
And some great Halloween Music just for that one day of the year!
Songs from the 60s/70s
- Strange Brew, Cream
- Spooky, Andy Williams
- I Put a Spell on You, Creedence Clearwater Revival
- Monster Mash, Bobby “Boris” Pickett
- Boris The Spider, The Who
- The Twilight Zone, The Ventures
- The Lurch, Ted Cassidy
- Black Magic Woman, Fleetwood Mac
- Witchy Woman, The Hollies
- Werewolves of London, Warren Zevon
- (Don’t Fear) The Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult
- (Ghost) Riders in the Sky, Johnny Cash
- The Devil Went Down to Georgia, The Charlie Daniels Band
- Devil Woman, Cliff Richard
- People are Strange, The Doors
- Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Songs from the 80s
- I Put a Spell on You, Annie Lennox (so many versions of this, but this one is our favorite)
- Hungry Like the Wolf, Duran Duran (1982)
- Thriller, Michael Jackson (1982)
- Psycho Killer, The Talking Heads (1980)
- Ghost Town, The Specials (1981)
- Twilight Zone, Golden Earrings (1982)
- Sweet Dreams, Eurythmics (1983)
- Ghostubsters Theme Song