Get in the mood by reading some real life spooky stories, such as Bats: Do they really suck blood , Secrets of the Mummy, or any of the stories linked to things that go bump in the night – all from the Why Files (a great science site).
Then check out Steve Spangler Science: Halloween Science Recipes for great ideas on how to make your own halloween props while learning all about the science behind slime, dry ice, and make-your-own quicksand. Be sure to watch his exploding pumpkin video – though note that he doesn’t tell you how to do it yourself 🙁
And my guess is that nothing will get you in the mood for trick or treating like a big bowl of crunchy larva snacks (they come in BBQ, cheddar cheese or Mexican spice) or chocolate covered insects. Or a nice dish of jello shaped like a brain or an anatomical heart.
Tired of giving out the same kinds of candy every year? This year do something different – hand out scorpion, cricket, or larva lollipops. They’re even sugar free!