Archive for October, 2010

It Must Be Halloween

Friday, October 1st, 2010

October is here!

Willie and Nellie have a few weeks to figure out what they want to be for Halloween. Grandma Hattie said she could make their costumes or they could be store-bought . It’s a tough decision.

What are you wearing? Maybe you could give Willie and Nellie some ideas.

Halloween is a very special day on “Can Do” Street. The “Can Do” Kids get to wear their costumes to school! Since Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, the “Can Do” Kids will celebrate in school on the 29th of October. At lunch time there are pumpkin cookies in the cafeteria. No one has to pay for them …they are free! All the moms and grandmas bake them and bring them to “Can Do” Street Elementary School on Halloween morning.

After school there is the costume parade from the school to the community center. All the adults line “Can Do” Street and cheer as the parade goes by. At the community center there are activities like pitching candy corn into a big pumpkin and dunking for apples. “Can Do” Kathy doesn’t want to dunk for apples because she doesn’t want to mess her hair! She is going to miss out on some good fun! There are orange slices and popcorn balls for snacks.

On Sunday, the children get in their costumes in the early afternoon and go to the Senior Center. The sing  Halloween songs and recite Halloween poems for the grandmas and grandpas who live on “Can Do” street. Each senior helps one of the “Can Do” kids to make a Halloween gift for their parent like a picture or a felt pumpkin.

Then, as it starts to get dark, it is time to go trick or treating! Parents and grandparents walk the “Can Do” Kids for house to house. The kids have plastic pumpkins for carrying  the treats they will get at every house. All the while they are saying,” Trick or treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat”!