My kids have been reading lots of Goosebumps books recently. Do you remember Goosebumps? They are the slightly creepy, kid-approved, scary books for kids by R.L. Stine. They are the perfect read for the Halloween season.
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Goosebumps books feature crazy comedy / horror stories such as a band of evil gnomes, a possessed ventriloquist dummy, a haunted cabinet of souls, and even an evil cuckoo clock. There are hundreds of Goosebumps novels to enjoy.
Goosebumps Movies and Television Show
Once you’ve read some of your favorite Goosebumps novels turn on Netflix to see the stories retold as R.L. Stine movies and the Goosebumps television series. The television series aired from 1995-1998. All four seasons of the show plus 12 television specials are available to stream on Netflix. The series features many favorite Goosebumps books including The Cuckoo Clock of Doom, Go Eat Worms, Return of the Mummy, and Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns.
Have you heard about the new Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black? It was released in the fall of 2015 ad promises to be a funny but scary feature. Before you head off to the theater check out the R.L. Stine movies on Netflix.
We loved Monsterville: the Cabinet of Souls, The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It, and Mostly Ghostly.
Goosebumps Family Movie Night
I love making our Friday family movie night a special event so I whipped up an easy Goosebumps banner to decorate the family room. The garland is also perfect for a Goosebumps party and looks great with your Halloween decorations. I pared mine with my BOO pumpkin luminary and EEK painted pumpkin.
How to Make a Goosebumps Banner
This is an easy craft project! Simply make color copies of Goosebumps book covers, cut them out, and attach them with tape to bakers twine or string. Bing, bang, boom!
How to Make a Chia Seed Smoothie for Kids
I also made super spooky, but very nutritious smoothies for our Goosebumps movie party. I use chia seed to make out favorite smoothie flavors look like they are infested by some creepy alien substance. To make the chia seed smoothies you will need chia seeds, water, fruit juice, and fresh or frozen fruit.
Have you ever tried chia seeds? They are high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, protein, and more.
Chia Seed Smoothie Directions
1.First, add ¼ cup of chia seeds to 1 cup of warm water and set aside for one hour. Chia seeds swell and get gelatinous when mixed with water. You need to give them time to absorb the liquid before serving them to kids. I often mix mine with water and leave them in the fridge overnight.
2. Next, make your favorite smoothie. My featured flavors are:
- Purple: 1 banana, one cup frozen blueberries and ½ cup purple grape juice
- Green: 1 banana, 1 cup frozen peaches, ½ cup fresh spinach, and 1/2 cup orange juice
- Orange: 1 banana, 1 cup frozen mango and ½ cup orange juice
3. Finally, after blending the smoothies mix in 2 tbsp to ¼ cup of the prepared chia seeds and stir well to combine. Mine are served in easy upcycled milk bottles.
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