Pre-Halloween season Grandin Road discounted their Halloween decor and this year I was in the market for a posable skeleton, I even told my neighbor about it! (I’m trying to say this was not an impulse buy) So I scooped up their 5′ life-size skeleton! I wanted to take our Halloween decor to the next level and I thought it would be funny to pose this skeleton in the yard with props (also this might help my kids with their extreme fear of this stuff).
|Meet Ms. Spooky|
Dem bones, dem Bones, dem dry bones
Now hear the word of the Lord
Toe bone connected to the foot bone…
The book, Dem Bones, by Bob Barner is a cute rendition of the spiritual song and it teaches about the human body with “bone facts”. I’m so excited it’s all coming together, a prop, a song and a book! Ms. Spooky has brought about all sorts of questions about our body, “Mommy, so does the heart go in here?” And we’ve been comparing our bodies to Ms. Spooky’s bones, like our ribs and our joints. Now we have a fun book to elaborate!
There’s a big stack of these books at Costco right now for $10.49. It’s so cute!
Ms. Spooky has been having lots of fun in our yard! If you want to start your own “Ms. Spooky” tradition I found similar life-size posable skeletons at our Kroger on Buffalo Speedway @ 59. If you have a Kroger Plus Card it’s on sale for $55.99. Or if you already have one of those giant spiders, it would be fun to watch it move around on your house, a “Spider on the House” tradition!
|Taking a nap. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…|
|This one was really funny! This is the window the kids look out of in the morning to find Ms. Spooky.
Joseph did this one!
|Waiting for us to come home from dinner. Ahhhh!|
Elf on the Shelf, Skeleton in the Yard, Spider on the House, the possibilities are endless… We’re enjoying this new mysterious and funny Halloween tradition and there’s still plenty of time before Halloween for more spooky thrills! A prop, a song and a book make the perfect not-so-scary package. Boo!