Sparkle Weekly Wonderings
October 27, 2018
Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. When our kids were younger, we’d go full tilt. Not only would we all dress up, but we’d put on roving Halloween plays or fire-lit Halloween parties.
The best part about Halloween for us has not been the candy or the spookiness, but instead the possibility for magic, for wonder, and for playfulness. Yes, our kids came to love the trick-or-treating and the candy as well, but they still maintain the interest in experiencing themselves in a fun and creative way.
What are you up to this Halloween? Would you like to infuse it with a little extra magic?
Then use our resources below. Start with the stories. If your children are younger, then try Martin & Sylvia’s “Halloween Fairy Ball.” If your children are older, try the “Halloween Wonder” story, or the Junkyard Tales “Halloween Story.” And then watch to see what happens. We find the stories do the work of inspiration, and you just have to follow your children’s lead.
You’ll find projects and recipes below to go along with your celebrations, as well as this year’s Halloween Treat! (Just in case you’re still looking for a non-edible treat to share with your trick-or-treaters.)
May you enjoy an experience of play and playfulness, of magic and wonder on this coming Halloween night!
About the Author
David Sewell McCann
David Sewell McCann fell in love with spinning stories in first grade – the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. He has been engaged in storytelling all of his adult life through painting, film-making, teaching and performing. Out of his experience as a Waldorf elementary class teacher and parent, he has developed a four step method of intuitive storytelling, which he now shares through workshops and through this website.