This Halloween special explores the traditions of Halloween, from carving pumpkins to costumes, and what the history is to explain trick-or-treating. Mixed with great music!
This episode comes with a hands-on Learn-Along guide which meets and cites US educational content standards for use in the classroom.
Pumpkins go hand in hand with Halloween, but there is a lot more to that story, and about the actual fruit of the pumpkin plant. Isaac from our Kids Crew digs into the pumpkin patch to find out more.
Have you ever wondered why we carve pumpkins, or who made the first jack o lantern? Corbit from our Kids Crew reveals the history and legend behind the spooky face.
People have made incredible carved pumpkins! Here are a few we found that we thought were impressive, and inspirational.
Sometimes, you might see a teal pumpkin as part of a Halloween display. It’s not an accident but it means that house has treats that are safe for kids with food allergies. We learn more about the teal pumpkins of Halloween with Charlotte Joseph from the New Mexico Food Allergy Network.
One of the strangest traditions in Halloween is trick or treating. Why do we go door to door and bother our neighbors, banging on their doors and asking for candy or other treats? The tradition is not as old as you might think, according to our host Katie Stone.
From all of us at The Children’s Hour, we wish you a happy and safe Halloween! Bring a flashlight if you trick or treat, and remember if the porch lights are out, skip that house.
This episode was written and produced by our Executive Producer, Katie Stone, with help from Christina Stella, our Senior Producer. Our Learn-Along Guide was written by Lorraine Archibald.
© 2023 The Children’s Hour Inc.
Playlist: Pumpkin Spice
|Halloween (The Night That I Love)
|Dinosaurs and Metaphors
|Gimme a Smile (The Pumpkin Song)
|Andrew Gold & Greg Prestopino
|Halloween Howls: Fun & Scary Music
|The Great Pumpkin Waltz (Instrumental)
|It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
|Allegretto autunnale (Instrumental)
|Pumpkin Seed (Instrumental)
|On Top of It (Instrumental)
|Blue Dot Sessions
|Adobe Dog House (Instrumental)
|Adobe Dog House
|The Pumpkin Patch
|The Happy Racers
|A Scary Very Halloween
|John McCutcheon's Four Seasons: Autumnsongs
|The Pumpkin's Lullabye (Instrumental)
|Warmdaddy In The Garden Of Swing
|Why Can't Every Day Be Halloween
|Why Can't Every Day Be Halloween - Single
|Owl's Dream (Radio Version)
|Happily Ever Now (Radio Versions)
|Party Monsters (feat. FYUTCH)
|Party Monsters - Single
|One Little Jack-o-Lantern
|Blue Moon Boy
|Critters! Creatures! Cryptids! - EP
|Return of the Gucci Ghost (Instrumental)
|Groene Vingers (Original Soundtrack) - EP
|Jackie B and the Mini Band
|Spooky Halloween - Single
|Levity Beet & Itty Bitty Beats
|Witches Brew - Single
|A Severed Head, Speaking (Instrumental)
|Dirges for the Undead
|Five Little Pumpkins
|Singable Songs for the Very Young
|Paint My Pumpkin Teal
|Paint My Pumpkin Teal - Single
|Spooky Halloween Night
|Spooky Halloween Night - Single
|Ghost Chicken - Single
|Have You Seen It? (Instrumental)
|What Am I Gonna Be (For Halloween)?
|The Laurie Berkner Band