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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Medical Alert Buttons
3. Weekly Topic: Halloween Costume Ideas
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Related Video
8. Quote of the Week
9. Classified Ads
10. Subscription Management
#1. October 3, 2007
Lots of fun stuff has been happening on SharingLinks.com, including hundreds of new bookmarks and a few new features we slipped in over the
last couple of weeks. Those of you on the SharingLinks mailing list will hear all about the new featues in an upcoming email, so in this
space, I’ll just share a few Halloween bookmarks with you:
Sharing Links: Halloween
What I noticed about the Halloween tag is that just a few users (including me!) have contributed Halloween sites. But when we look at a related
tag “holidays” we see a lot more users adding sites, so there is more variety.
Sharing Links: Holidays
If you’d like to join our grand social bookmarking experiement, just use the Register page, and you’ll receive an “invitation code” via return
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Halloween Costume Ideas
by Barbara J. Feldman
Halloween Costume Ideas Printable (** for premium members only)
For me, the scariest part of Halloween was always the costume time crunch. Tick, tick, tick. It’s getting closer and closer. The pressure is mounting. What will the kids be for Halloween? I hope the following sites, with their many homemade Halloween costume ideas, will relieve some of your costume stress.
13 Pumpkin Avenue: Costumes
13 Pumpkin Avenue is a good place to jumpstart your creative juices. More than fifty homemade costumes are illustrated and described, but many of the ideas need some filling in. Best bets are the wacky costumes such as Grapes in a Bag (cut two holes in the bottom of a clear trash bag, step into it, and then fill it purple balloons) or Tea Bag (made with white fabric and dried leaves.) There’s also a page of ideas for trick-or-treaters in wheelchairs (drape an orange trash bag over you and the chair to become a pumpkin) and a recipe for homemade makeup.
Costume Idea Zone
Costume Idea Zone is my pick of the day, even though they don’t specifically address kids’ costumes. Their ideas are divided into five categories: Unique & Unusual, Ideas for Couples, Ideas for Groups, Traditional, and Quick & Easy. Many of the couple ideas could be adapted to siblings, such as Pirate and Treasure Chest, where one dresses as a pirate, and the other dresses in gold, decorated in beads and coins. My favorites are in Quick and Easy, but I doubt many young kids would go for ideas such as Tickled Pink: wear pink clothes and carry a feather.
Family Fun: Halloween Costumes
“What are you going to be for Halloween this year? Help your child answer that age-old question with one of the more than 100 easy-to-make Halloween costume ideas below.” FamilyFun hits the mark with an outstanding collection of ideas. Toddlers have their own category, as do procrastinators and families wanting a group theme. Be sure to browse the Most Unique ideas, as many did not seem very difficult. I seem to be drawn to balloon-based costumes, because I liked the adorable Bubble Bather Costume (filled under Most Unique.)
… Click to continue Halloween Costume Ideas.
#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us
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#5. Note from a Reader
I want to let you know how much I enjoyed the Sputnik sites! I am so old, I actually watched Sputnik as it came across the sky! I am so much a space age child! Thanks for the memories!
Terry Blakely ~~-36 years of teaching, and still loving it!
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#6. Related Games
Surfnetkids Halloween Games
Printable Halloween Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/halloween-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
Halloween Coloring Pages
Fun Halloween Games
#7. Related Video
Halloween Safety Video
#8.Quote of the Week
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950) Irish dramatist
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