Halloween is just a few weeks away and The Jim Henson Company has lots of things to make it a spooky fun holiday for the little ones! Get ready for the festivities to begin in October with:
First up are all new Halloween-themed episodes of Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid. “Haunted Roundhouse/Big Pond Pumpkin Patch” from Dinosaur train premieres Thursday, 10/20, on PBS Kids (there will be a few more repeats later in the month in case you miss it – check local listings). Sid the Science Kid’s “Spooky Science Special” premiered yesterday, but will be repeated again on 10/25, 10/28, 10/30, and 10/31.
To really get into the Dinosaur Train spirit for Halloween, your little ones can even dress up like favorite characters: Buddy and Tiny. California Costume Collections offers adorable versions of both Buddy and Tiny in costume sizes for Toddlers and Kids aged 4-6. The costumes are made of soft, comfortable fabric and created in vibrant colors and realistic design patterns.
But, if you are ready to take on a challenge, you can make your very own Buddy costume at home! There are both sew and no-sew options, all brought to you directly from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Find instructions to make your own Dinosaur Train Buddy costume here. If your kid is more of a Sid fan,
And click this link to find out how you can make your own Sid the Science Kid Halloween Costume!
There is also some reading fun from Dinosaur Train with the new book “The Spooky Scavenger Hunt” from Grosset & Dunlap. See what happens when Mr. Pteranodon takes Buddy and Tiny on a nighttime trip to the Big Pond for a spooky nature walk! Mr. Pteranodon and the conductor insist they can’t be scared, but when the conductor’s mom jumps out at them, everyone gets a good scare!