Written By Alice
Alice is a Children's Librarian and mother of two. She is passionate about books for kids and teens, and delights in sharing new finds and matching kids with books to enjoy. She loves that she gets to do that here!Read Her Blog "Shelf Candy"
When I was a kid, I looooved Owl Magazine. I had a subscription and waited for it impatiently every month to see what amazing things they’d show me next, to read the new adventures of the Mighty Mites, and to try out new puzzles. I still love it. (My daughter is more in the Chickadee range these days, and loves that, too, now that I finally convinced her that she was old enough to move up from Chirp.)
So now that I’m a grownup (at least part of the time) and spend more time online than I do reading magazines, I am thrilled to find that OwlKids has launched a fantastic new facebook page filled with the kind of fun stuff I loved about the magazine in the first place. Crafty Fridays for neat stuff to do with kids at home and at work? Check. Mailbag Mondays, showing stuff kids have sent them, just like the magazine always did? Cute, and occasionally hilarious. My personal favourite, though, is Way Back Wednesdays, featuring spreads from the magazine’s archives. So. Awesome.
But what does this have to do with Hallowe’en? Oh, guys. This month, that page is full of spooky goodness. They’ve started already, with downloadable doodle pages from the Beastly Books and today, a poll about creepy Hallowe’en critters. And through this month, they’ll have puzzles, riddles, crafts, and more fun, all building towards the big day! You should go.
They’re not alone, either. Mastermind Toys, one of my very favourite purveyors of wonderful things to play with, has launched its own facebook page, too, where they have contests, let you know about fun new goodies and sales, answer questions, and post art and pictures that proud parents send in. (I am all over the Playmobil sale they’ve got on right now, which I just read about there – yes! So handy.)
And? To make all this online awesomeness even better? OwlKids and Mastermind are teaming up for Hallowe’en – and having a contest! Right here! And the prize pack is fantastic. I’ve got to admit to being a wee bit envious of the one who wins a year of Owl (or Chirp or Chickadee – your choice) and a copy each of My Beastly Book of Monsters and Fear This Book from OwlKids, as well as a Hallowe’en tote bag and SpiceBox craft kit and a large Beanie Boo plush from Mastermind.
To enter – and get you in the mood for Hallowe’en – tell us what you are doing for Hallowe’en! Re-reading a creepy favourite? Decorating? Baking spooky snacks? Share you great ideas here!
Contest closes October 24th.
Click here for Contest Rules and Regulations.
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