Instead of candy this year how about passing out scary books? Ok that might not go so well for the kiddies. For the 2nd year in a row All Hallows Read will put a twist to Halloween. Created by Neil Gaiman All Hallows Read is to inspire and strengthen literacy in our country. He wants people to get excited about reading again.
So the week of the deliciously wicked holiday you can gift a scary book, comic, ebook to simeone you care about. It can come from your own stash, the library or a brand spankin new one.
I like this idea, if we associate reading with fun and not just something kids do in their boring ol classroom (sorry teachers) kids would read more in return excelling in other areas of academics. Visit http://www.allhallowsread.com to download a poster you can print out and watch the short cute video from Neil Gaiman himself.
Peace and luv!