PBS Kids Celebrates Halloween (Giveaway)

October 15, 2011 by Kailani  
Filed under books, children, giveaways

From the Jim Henson Company, Mr. Pteranodon takes Buddy and Tiny on a nighttime trip to the Big Pond for a spooky nature walk! Mr. Pteranodon and the conductor insist they can’t be scared, but when the conductor’s mom jumps out at them, everyone gets a good scare! This simple storybook is perfect for read-aloud fun!

What a great book to get the kids in a Halloween mood! The gang heads out for some nighttime fun as they use their senses to find some spooky items around the Big Pond. What I really liked about this book is that it taught my girls that you can’t always rely on just your sight . . . you need to incorporate all your senses to truly understand something. And as usual, we also learn a little more about some of the dinosaurs that lived before us. For example, did you know that Troodons have eyes that can see in the dark?

In addition to this book, The Jim Henson Company will be airing special episodes of Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid for some spooky fun!

Dinosaur Train NEW EPISODE Haunted Roundhouse/Big Pond Pumpkin Patch premiere 10/20 on PBS Kids (check local listings)

Repeats- 10/24, 10/28, 10/30 , 10/31

In Haunted Roundhouse, dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decorated their Roundhouse into a “haunted house” for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature – a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep.  And in Big Pond Pumpkin Patch, the Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate “Gourd Day” – a kind of Mesozoic Halloween. The kids see their first pumpkins, and Larry Lambeosaurus even shows our family how to hollow them out and carve faces into them.

Sid the Science Kid NEW EPISODE Spooky Science Special premieres 10/17 on PBS Kids (check local listings)

Show Repeats- 10/25, 10/28, 10/30, 10/31 

In Halloween Spooky Science Special, it’s Halloween time and Sid and his friends have dressed up in the spookiest and scariest costumes possible.  Sid is a bat with big fangs.  May is a spooky black cat.  Gabriela is a furry, yucky spider.  And Gerald is a super spooky skeleton that goes boo!  Susie (dressed as a silly mad scientist) loves their costumes, and helps the kids discover that Halloween can be spooky and scientific!  The kids investigate how bats are helpful creatures that catch mosquitoes, spiders are expert engineer web builders, cats are leaping aerial acrobats, and skeletons help hold up our body frames!  At the Halloween party, the kids also investigate how to make icky, gooey green slime.  Susie then ends the day with a special “Halloween Parade” song so the kids can march around and show off their spooky and scientific costumes!


Dinosaur Train Halloween Costumes for Purchase, from California Costume Collections.

Buddy is the main character on the hit TV series, Dinosaur Train.  This colorful costume includes the orange colored T-Rex jumpsuit, Buddy the dinosaur hood, and the shoe covers to match the costume. Available for toddlers ages 3-4, and children between the ages of 4-6. SRP: $34.99 – 39.99.

Dinosaur Train Costume – Tiny   

Tiny is one of the main characters on the hit TV series, Dinosaur Train.  This colorful costume includes the green colored Pteranodon jumpsuit, Tiny the dinosaur hood, and green shoe covers to match the costume.  Available for toddlers ages 3-4, and children between the ages of 4-6.

Each Dinosaur Train costume is made up of soft fabric to enhance a child’s comfort while wearing them. The costumes are also created in vibrant colors and realistic design patterns to make your toddler look and feel like a dinosaur train character. SRP $34.99 – 39.99.

Additionally, for those who are feeling a little adventurous, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop — the folks who brought you Elmo and Miss Piggy, among many others — have created a Buddy costume that can be made at home!

  • For sew and no sew options, click this link: http://www.pbs.org/parents/dinosaurtrain/costume
  • To see a video of the sew version, click this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QANroqbPing
  • Click this link to find out how you can make your own Sid the Science Kid Halloween Costume! http://www.pbs.org/parents/sid/halloween.html

For more information on how parents can include these fun items into their holiday plans, stop by PBS.org/Parents or click on these social media pages:

  • www.facebook.com/hensoncompany
  • www.twitter.com/hensonparents
  • www.twitter.com/pbskids
  • www.facebook.com/pbskids

Purchase your copy at Amazon.com for $3.99.

Happy Halloween!


About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life and Family Review Network. Wife, mother, and flight attendant . . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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15 Responses to “PBS Kids Celebrates Halloween (Giveaway)”
  1. 1
    Janet W. says:

    I will probably be handing out candy at the door since my grandson isn’t quite old enough to go around collecting candy!!

  2. 2
    kathy murphy says:

    Welove going trick or treating in the downtown area where we live. Plus our neighborhood is a hotspot for trick or treating.

  3. 3
    Liz says:

    We are going to be going Trick or Treating and the weekend before we are having a huge halloween party

  4. 4
    asha marie pena says:

    my son is going to be Dracula

  5. 5
    sandra says:

    i’m not sure what we’re doing this year

  6. 6
    D Schmidt says:

    We are probably taking our sons around the neighbourhood for Halloween

  7. 7
    AMY W. says:

    We will be going to a Harvest Party at my sisters.

  8. 8
    Ellen C. says:

    My husband is going to be staying home to give out candy while the rest of us go trick or treating throughout the neighborhood. Thanks for the chance.

  9. 9
    MrsVeeVee says:

    We will be at a friend’s house and going trick and treating for my son.

  10. 10
    Vickie Couturier says:

    the boys are going this year as a dinosaur an a pirate ill be home giving out candy

  11. 11
    tanya cantrell says:

    taking my kids trick or treating

    tanyacantrell2 at yahoo dot com

  12. 12
    Beth C says:

    We are staying home and handing out candy to all the neighbor kids!

  13. 13
    Tara O. says:

    We are going to have a family night and pass out candy together!

  14. 14
    Patti Hess says:

    We’ll be handing out candy and when that is done watching a movie

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com

  15. 15
    Lory1317 says:

    Handing out candies and having a Halloween party.


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