halloween read and play pretend costume dance party
As a diehard bookworm, reading is a part of daily life. My kids share my love for books and we are always trying to find new ways to incorporate our favorite stories in to our play time. We recently found a fun book called “Curious George Goes to a Costume Party” at the library and have read it daily for the past few weeks. We decided to create our own costume party like George, and had a blast doing it. Read on to find out what we did and get lots of fun Halloween Read + Play ideas from other mamas in the Kid Blogger Network.

curious george goes to a costume party halloween read and play
As I told you in this post, pretend play and costumed dress up is a daily occurance at our house. Today we picked out costumes and sat down to read about George and his friend attending a costume party.
curious george costume party dance
George and the man with the yellow hat show up with out costumes and have to find something to wear. All of their friends are dressed up in fun costumes. This is a great segue to talk about the fun of Halloween and how all of our friends will be dressing up in costumes.
halloween read and play curious george reading
After reading the book together, we turned on music and had a pre-lunch dance party. I usually play either Toddler Radio or Indie Kids Radio on Pandora. We danced together, ran, spun, and used the fireplace and entry hall as stages. Dance parties are a great opportunity to get silly with your kids and laugh together. The movement and exercise is great for the whole family. Whether you are stuck inside with bad weather, just need to get some toddler energy out, or want an excuse to wear those Halloween outfits, a costume dance party is a ton of fun and takes very little effort and zero prep.
preschool fun have a costume dance party and read curious georgeYou can find Curious George Goes to a Costume Party at your local library or for less than $4 on Amazon. Click here to find Curious George books on Amazon.

What’s your favorite fall or Halloween book for kids?

This post is part of an AWESOME Halloween Read and Play Blog Hop.  Make sure to check out the other book based activities from fantastic bloggers!

Pleasantest Thing- Goodnight Goon- Halloween Slime
LalyMom- Five Little Pumpkins- Clothespin Activity

Betsy’s Photography- Popcorn- Making Popcorn Bars

Kitchen Counter Chronicles- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown- Great Pumpkin Bowling Game
Mama Smiles- Where is Baby’s Pumpkin?- Felt Board Activity and Coloring Pages

Teach Beside Me- Inside a House That is Haunted- Haunted House Craft
One Time Through- Magic School Bus: Haunted Museum- Spooky Sound Experiments

Where Imagination Grows- 5 Little Ghosts- Ghost Collages
Rubberboots and Elf Shoes- Skeleton Hiccups- Paper Chain Skeleton
Little Bins For Little Hands- ABCs of Halloween- Sensory Bin

Wise Owl Factory- Bunnicula and others- Halloween Book Fun Learning Round Up
Planet Smarty Pants- The Picky Little Witch- Halloween Cupcakes
Study at Home Mama- 10 Halloween Books and 50 Activities Don’t forget to check out the Halloween Read and Play Pinterest Board which features ALL these great activities!

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