Today I had wanted to do a sweet treat for day 14 but I made a gather video for the G contest and it took up a lot of my time (it's under my videos if you want to go check it out). So today I'm doing a few movies that we enjoy and tomorrow....it will be back to food. :)
When it's October, my family starts digging out our Halloween movies to get in the festive mood. Since I have younger children, I don't like to watch scary movies during this spooky time of year. There are many kid friendly Halloween cartoons & movies that won't scare your child, here is a list of a few of our favorites.
Halloween Movies for Kids #1: Scary Godmother Halloween Spooktacular & Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy
Don't be put off by the name. Scary Godmother is far from scary. It's one of the cutest and fun Halloween children's movie that you'll have the pleasure of viewing. Scary Godmother is based on the comic and children's works of Jill Thompson. The first Scary Godmother is about Hannah who is being babysat by her bully of a cousin Jimmy, along with three of his friends. Jimmy is a big meanie who thinks of ways to scare his cousin Hannah. He sends her into a creepy house by herself where she meets Scary Godmother who shows her that Halloween is not about scary stuff, but good clean fun. In Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy, Jimmy tries to ruin Halloween for everyone by destroying things but Scary Godmother and Hannah come up with alternative solutions for Halloween and the day is saved.
Halloween Movies For Kids #2: Halloweentown movies 1 through 4
There are four Halloweentown movies. First is Halloweentown, then Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge, Halloweentown High and Halloweentown High. The Piper family are all witches and in the first movie, the Mother does not want her children practicing magic, much to the dismay of Grandma Aggie. As you can image, excitement occurs and they have to use their magic to survive. Throughout the rest of the movies, Marnie grows into quite the young witch. The first three movies are very good and are sure to draw the attention of adults and children alike. I have to be honest, the last Halloweentown movie is not one of my favorites. They replaced the actress who played Marnie because the original Marnie was not available at the time. The actress who plays Marnie in the last movie is good in other films but her portraying Marnie in number four made it fall a little flat.
Halloween Movies For Kids #3: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
No Halloween list would be complete if it didn't have this 1966 Halloween classic on it. Linus goes to spend the night at the great pumpkin patch to prove that the legend of the Great Pumpkin is real. Sally goes along with Linus while the rest of the beloved Charlie Brown gang celebrate Halloween normally.
Halloween Movies For Kids #4: Hocus Pocas
This is for slightly older children and is rated PG 13 because it has a few scenes that might be a little scary for younger children. In Hocus Pocus you meet the Sanderson witches first in the 17th century who steal the life essence from children so that they will remain beautiful. They get caught by a mob and are hung but not before one of the witches casts a smell that will bring them back. They are brought back in the present day when a male virgin lights a candle. Chaos erupts and the teenage male, sister, his crush interest and a talking cat (one of the witches previous victims) try to do all they can to put the sisters back to rest.
Halloween Movies for Kids #5: Dora The Explorer: Dora's Halloween
Dora the Explorer is well loved by many preschoolers so what could be more fun then to see Dora go on a Halloween adventure? She has the help of her friends Boots and Map. In this Halloween episode, Dora must help her friend, Little Monster, find the way back home. The music is catchy, even the adults might find themselves singing along! There are four episodes on this DVD but only the first one is directly related to Halloween.
There are a lot of Halloween movies on the market but these are a few of the kid friendly ones. Pop some popcorn, sit back with your kids and enjoy a movie.
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