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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Costume Craze Spooktacular Sale
3. Weekly Topic: Halloween Recipes
4. Printables Club Members Also Get …
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Subscription Management
#1. October 15, 2008
I was really excited when I finally got the thumbs-up/thumbs-down voting implemented on the JokesByKids jokes. And so far, it’s been going okay, with a number of votes on the new jokes as they appear on the front page. My concern is that too many “older kids” will vote down all the jokes .. and ruin the fun for everyone.
You can see the voting here: JokesByKids.com.
But a friend of mine posed a different concern that I would like to pass on to you:
Is voting on kid-submitted jokes wrong because it might hurt a child’s feelings?
Now, as far as the flow of publishing jokes goes at JokesByKids.com, most jokes do NOT make it past our trusty joke editor Vicki. And those that do are often published several weeks after they are submitted. So in most cases, the child that submits the joke probably never returns to the site to see their joke “in print.” But I think it is a valid question. And so I ask you, dear reader, what do you think?
Click here to vote and to post a comment.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Costume Craze Spooktacular Sale
#3. Halloween Recipes
by Barbara J. Feldman
Halloween Recipes Printable (** for premium members only)
Fun Halloween food is just one of many ways to enjoy the spooky holiday with friends and family. Whether you are looking for ideas for a healthy family dinner before trick-or-treating, or an entire buffet to entertain costumed friends, the following illustrated recipe sites will surely satisfy your Halloween recipe cravings.
365 Halloween: Halloween Recipes with Pictures
“Halloween food is largely about the visual appeal, that’s why all of our recipes come with pictures. Every spooky, gross, creepy, and healthy recipe has been tested and given thumbs up by our panel of ravenous ghouls (a.k.a. hungry friends and family)… so you know it will be good.” Web developers Lauren and Sean share their passion for Halloween with this fun site. Visit to snag recipes for stuffed intestines, bleedy cake, spooky slaw, and spicy bruised bugs.
Britta: Halloween Recipes
Britta (“Webmistress of the Dark”) reveals recipes for dozens of her Halloween specialities, along with a photo archive of her annual Halloween shindigs. “You can see in the photos that over the years of being a Halloween Hostess, I have not only created more recipes, but also added spooky signs describing what my eerie edibles are, which I think add to the fun. How else would anyone know they were eating scabs, not just dried cranberries? ;)”
Family Fun: Halloween Recipes
Family Fun divides their Halloween recipes into snacks, cakes, party food, meals and treats. But I’m not sure why some recipes are in one category, and not the other, so if you are looking for something specific, you’d best scan the entire list. If you sign up for a free Family Fun membership, you’ll get access to a personal recipe box, where you can save your favorite recipes, and a printable shopping list (I love this feature!)
… Click to continue Halloween Recipes.
#4. Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Halloween Recipes Printable
Halloween Costume Ideas Printable
Online Halloween Games Printable
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#6. Related Games
Halloween Coloring Pages
#6.Quote of the Week
“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~~ Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 â€“ May 6, 1862) American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, and philosopher.
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