Halloween may be three weeks away but we are more than ready in our apartment. Our decorations may be kinda lame, and it’s as balmy as a July day, but still, my little Bean is psyched. We’ve been perusing the oddball gourds at the Farmer’s Market, trying on every possible leotard and tutu combination, weighing the pros and cons, and narrowing in on the costume. We’ve consumed an entire pack of ghost Peeps…okay I did that all by myself. In about twenty four hours. But they get stale really really fast.
Halloween episodes of all the Bean’s favorite shows are hitting the air waves, and I was so excited to hear about new offerings from two of our PBS Kids favorites, “Dinosaur Train” and “Sid the Science Kid,” both from the brilliant Jim Henson Company. On October 17th you can check out the “Spooky Science Special” starring Sid, Gerald, teacher Susie and the rest of the gang (rebroadcast on the 25th, 28th, 30th and 31st) and tune in October 20th for the Dinosaur Train “Haunted Roadhouse/Big Pond Pumpkin Patch” episode (airing again on the 24th, 28th, 30th and 31st)
Still searching for that perfect costume for your little trick-or treater? The PBS Kids website offers patterns for you to create your own Buddy costume (there are sew and no-sew options!) or you can buy one and a personalized matching trick-or-treat bag ready made on their site. A Tiny Pteranodon costume is also available to buy on the site
We were lucky enough to receive a copy of the new Dinosaur Train Halloween book, “The Spooky Scavenger Hunt” to help get us into the Halloween spirit (thank you Dinosaur Train!). Written for ages 4 – 8, this fun and educational storybook takes the reader on a nighttime scavenger hunt with Buddy, Tiny, Mr. Pteranodon, and Mr. Conductor. It is illustrated with colorful, engaging pictures that capture the spirit of the show, and of course, offers age-appropriate information about nocturnal dinosaurs and using your five senses.
And thanks to the great folks at the Jim Henson company, one lucky Babies Gotta Have It reader will win a copy of “The Spooky Scavenger Hunt”. Want to enter? Read on!
To Enter the Dinosaur Train Giveaway:
- MANDATORY ENTRY #1: What’s your favorite Halloween costume that you or your child ever wore? Just leave a comment on this post sharing it with me! Entering is that easy!
***Want extra chances to win? After you have made your first entry as described above, do anything listed below and leave me additional comments for each one letting me know what you did! Maximum of nine entries per person.
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Your email address will remain private and not be shared with anyone. Giveaway only open to those with U.S. addresses. Must be 18 or older to win. Giveaway begins on Tuesday October 11th and ends on Sunday October 23rd at 11:59 Eastern Standard Time. Very soon after, Random.org will select the winner I’ll email you immediately. After my daughter called Larry the Cable guy the last time she did a drawing, we have decided to take a little vacation from her choosing the winner. Random.org is in no way as cute and unpredictable as my daughter, but it is much more efficient and does not use any pieces of paper, even recycled ones. I am sure you will understand. Thanks for entering!
Update! Random.org says “ 34″ Congratulations Stephanie! And thanks to everyone who entered! I have two more great giveaways going on now and another one in the pipeline! Come on back and enter again!