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DIOCESE OF YORK CHILDREN AND YOUTH WORK HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

Halloween Alternatives


Here are a few web sites that MAY be worth having a look at for ideas if you are doing an alternative halloween event.  There is also some background reading so that you can be informative with parents who want to know why you are being such a spoil sport!  Please note that we do not endorse any of the web sites, that is for you to decide if they are helpful to you or not.  The likelihood is, that you will have to adapt for your situation anyway.

 

Evangelical Alliance 

http://www.eauk.org/church/resources/halloween-resources.cfm

 

Catholic Culture

http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=1230&CFID=13915291&CFTOKEN=70900778

 

Children’s Ministry

http://childrensministry.com/articles/five-halloween-alternatives

 

Christian Halloween Alternatives

http://christianity.about.com/od/holidaytips/ss/halloweenaltern.htm

 

Nick Harding: Church House Publishing (A good look at the issues).

http://www.chpublishing.co.uk/uploads/documents/0715141015.pdf

 

Better than Halloween (as above Nick Harding)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Better-Than-Halloween-Alternatives-Churches/dp/0715141015

 

Ministry to Children

http://ministry-to-children.com/trunk-or-treat/

 

Light Party

www.lightparty.org

 

Friends and Heroes - Bright Sparks

http://ukstore.friendsandheroes.com/Bright_Sparks_Party_Pack_p/brspk.htm?utm_campaign=1309basenews&utm_source=brightsparks_link&utm_medium=email

 

Trick-or-Treat Alternatives: 9 Fun Halloween Activities for Kids

http://voices.yahoo.com/trick-treat-alternatives-9-fun-halloween-activities-8822745.html

 

Scripture Union Halloween resources for different ages

http://www.scriptureunion.org.uk/resource/OutlineArchive/2005/Halloween/3280.id

 

Games

http://voices.yahoo.com/halloween-games-kids-22800.html?cat=25

 

Fishers for Kids

http://www.fishersofkids.com/harvest.htm

 

Halloween: What Else Fun Can We Do?

http://voices.yahoo.com/halloween-else-fun-we-do-4125051.html?cat=11

 

Unmasking Halloween - CURBS Project

http://www.curbsproject.org.uk/downloads.html

(I think I have a copy of this if someone wants to borrow it)

 

More background reading and ideas from Yvonne Morris

http://www.going4growth.org.uk/downloads/Trick_or_Treat_-_side_by_side_halloween_special.pdf

 

20 Alternative Halloween Activities - Ideal for a Light Party

http://www.sunhatsandwellieboots.com/2012/10/20-alternative-halloween-activities.html

 

Children's Halloween Bible Crafts

http://www.ehow.com/way_5489239_childrens-halloween-bible-crafts.html

 

Healthy Halloween snacks

http://spoonful.com/halloween/best-halloween-recipes-gallery

 

Catholic Icing - “the icing on your catholic cake” (I kid you not)… but some great as well as funny and slightly odd ideas for All Souls party cakes etc.

http://catholicicing.com/easy-party-food-ideas-for-all-saints/

 

All Souls Games: This one had me in stitches…

http://catholicicing.com/all-saints-day-party-games/

 

 

If you have a favourite web site, or ideas for activities please do share them.

All the best

 

Nigel Chapman

Children and Youth Work Advisers:
Revd Nigel Chapman 01347 868287
nigel.chapman@yorkdiocese.org
Mr Jon Steel 07711 880042
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