Creatures of the Night Themed Morning Basket

This month marks the third month that Emily has taken over planning and prepping our morning baskets. When she realized it was October she immediately took off on her own version of a Halloween inspired basket. Since animals are like her favorite thing in the entire world it did not surprise me one bit that she found a way to incorporate them by adding “creatures of the night” to her basket.

The four main catergories of things that we include in our morning basket each month are read alouds, madlibs and/or trivia, hands-on activities, and games. The main reason we include these are because they are Emily’s favorite things and I find I like to start our day by connecting and filling her love tank.

Each morning (or whatever time we start our homeschool day) she enjoys the hands-on activities while I read aloud, then we do either a mad lib or some trivia, and we finish our morning basket time by playing a game together. What’s in this basket might look like a lot but chipping away at it every day for a month normally ensures we will get to enjoy it all.

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October’s Morning Basket Choices…

Read Alouds:
Vlad the World’s Worst Vampire
The Witches
Who Was Edgar Allan Poe
Be a Night Detective
Out of Sight Til Tonight
Night Creepers
100 Facts about Nocturnal Animals
Animals at Night
A World Full of Spooky Stories

Mad Libs and/or Trivia:
Funny Fill-In: My Haunted House Adventure
Weird But True Halloween

It’s Halloween
Poetry for Young People: Edgar Allan Poe
After Dark: Poems about Nocturnal Animals

Hands-On Quiet Activities:
Halloween Brick Pics
Paint by Sticker Halloween
Sticker Dolly Dressing Halloween

Spot It! Halloween
Absolute Dice Halloween
Scary Tales Dice
Hocus Pocus Game
Shadows in the Forest
Cauldron Quest
Ghost Fighting Treasure Hunters

Laugh Out Loud Spooky Jokes for Kids
A Set of Spooky Multiplication Stories

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