I'm not a big fan of the scary side of Halloween.
Peanut M&M's, yes.
I've always liked the story found in Ezekial 37:1-14.
This is a simple idea for Family Home Evening.
We each took a turn reading a verse of the scripture.
For my younger children we sang this song:
Questions we discussed:
What do you think this vision was about?
How do you think the story could relate to Halloween?
How do you think Ezekiel felt when he saw an army of bones?
Why do you think people make something sacred like the resurrection and opening up the graves, into something that is spooky?
Is it OK to have fun and enjoy skeletons?
Do we need to be scared of things in life? Why?
If we are scared, what can we do to find safety and peace?
How does it make you feel to know that your bones will be resurrected and that you can live with our Savior, Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father again?
We made some Day of the Dead skull art. My 5 year old was obsessed! He's been drawing them all week!!
But I also saw this idea on pinterest and thought it looked fun for older children!! You just grab some popsicle sticks, clothespins, pipe cleaners, and cotton swabs. Children have 10 minutes to create a bridge of bones!