Spooky Stories to Being Kind: Your 5 MacKID Event Picks This Week

All your family fun Oct. 25-Nov. 1

October 24, 2023

From celebrating cultural traditions to practicing kindness to Halloween, there's something for everyone this week on our list of highlighted events!

1. Celebrate Día de Muertos

Join bestselling author-illustrator Flavia Z. Drago for a free and virtual read-aloud hosted by Crayola of Gustavo, the Shy Ghost, an offbeat and sweet story about loneliness, bravery, and friendship. Then grab your art tools to draw Gustavo and symbols important to Mexican culture during Day of the Dead celebrations. Thursday, Oct. 26

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2. Learn About Legendary Monsters, Then Design Your Own

Humans have been creating imaginary monsters for thousands of years. Some of them are terrifying creatures while others are bringers of good fortune. Join educators from the Penn Museum in a free and virtual event to learn about ancient monsters from across the globe, identify the real-world animals that inspired them, and then design your own monsters. Friday, Oct. 27

3. Celebrate National Make a Difference Day

If you needed an excuse to make someone's day brighter, then you have it! National Make a Difference Day is a great time to  show your children the power of small gestures, like donating their gently-used toys or drawing a picture for a neighbor. Here are 7 ways to make a difference today. Saturday, Oct. 28

4. Get the Wiggles Out with a Halloween Storytime 🎃

Costumes are encouraged at this free and virtual storytime hosted by the New York Public Library. This special storytime will feature fun and spooky stories, songs, and a chance for your kids to get those wiggles out. Monday, Oct. 30

5. Happy Halloween!

One of the most anticipated holidays of the year for many kids! Dressing up in fun costumes, fun treats, and candy... what's not to love? 

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Have a safe and happy Halloween!