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Blackpool launches spook-tacular Halloween activities!

31 Oct 2020


Get Blackpool Reading has launched a series of fa-BOO-lous activities and donated hundreds of books to get children in the town reading and creating this Halloween.

The campaign donated more than 200 books to early years settings in the town and distributed printed activity sheets encouraging little ones to create their own brilliant pumpkin masks to celebrate the season.

Download the pumpkin mask activity

The activity not only encourages creativity but also allows parents and carers to teach their children about emotions and expressions as they design their masks.

The activity sheet has also been available to download on Get Blackpool Reading’s Facebook page where the campaign has launched a series of giveaways.

Parents of early years children were encouraged to help their little ones create a pumpkin mask and send in an image of them wearing it for the chance to win an early years book bundle.

Meanwhile primary school aged children had the chance to win a huge book bundle too by correctly answering the questions in a special Halloween quiz!

The winners were announced as Robbie, aged 9, who correctly answered our Halloween quiz questions, and Esme, aged 2, made a perfect pumpkin mask!

Get Blackpool Reading is a campaign led in partnership with Blackpool Council and Blackpool Opportunity Area, which launched in February to raise literacy levels across the town. Since lockdown began, the campaign has gifted more than 1,000 books to children and families to support them through the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak and to make reading a key part of their lives.

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