Gather all your ghosts, ghouls, and frightful friends because it’s Halloween!

Keep scrolling for Halloween specials from PBS Kids, fun crafts, costume ideas, and helpful articles for keeping your kiddos safe and in the holiday spirit.

Halloween Specials on PBS Kids 24/7

Enjoy a PBS KIDS Family Movie Night all weekend long with Halloween movie specials from The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Arthur, Curious George, and Wild Kratts!

You can watch them all on the PBS Kids 24/7 channel, or online with the PBS Kids Free Video App.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
10/30 – 11/1

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween!
6 PM

The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a Halloween ride filled with howlers and shockers and scary fandangles, big laughs and music and fun from all angles! Their fright-filled adventure takes them deep into the Oooky-ma-kooky Closet where Nick and Sally discover the very best Halloween costumes ever.

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest
7 PM

A Fun-Filled Halloween Adventure! Hang on to your hats and get ready for a spook-tacular good time with Curious George — in his first-ever Halloween movie. Autumn is here, bringing colorful leaves, hay rides, pumpkin patches, and the annual Boo Festival.

Wild Kratts: Creepy Creatures
8 PM

This Halloween, the Wild Kratts are getting creative with pumpkin carving, costumes and creature power suits! What’s your favourite creepy creature costume?

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House
9 PM

This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and his friends. While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an elderly woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn’s amazing haunted house. Muffy and Bailey decide to cut through a dark, rainy cemetery. And as for Arthur, Buster, and Ladonna? Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted? But by what?


PBS Kids Masks & Costumes


Games & Crafts

Arthur’s Tricks and Treats Game

In Arthur’s Tricks and Treats Game, mix and match each character’s favorite treats before time runs out. But, watch out! There are a few tricks to spook you out of a high score.

Dress Up Time Game

In this Dress Up Time Game from Sesame Street, Elmo and Abby want to play dress up. Your child can choose pieces of clothing to complete the outfits Elmo and Abby want to wear.

Handprint Spider Craft

Not all Halloween decorations need to be scary! Make your own cute (and creepy) handprint spider to add to your cobwebs.

Monster Swamp Sensory Bin

Halloween is almost here! This sensory bin is filled with different textures, objects to sort and count, and is just gross enough to delight your kids.

Halloween Haunted House

Draw spooky creatures in the windows of your own lift-the-flap haunted house with this fun Halloween craft for all ages.


Pumpkin Carving Templates

Pick out your own PBS Kids Pumpkin Carving Template, or choose from our list of favorites below!


Helpful Articles & Great Books

Make Halloween Fun, Not Frightening!

There’s a lot that can make Halloween (and all the days leading up to it) a little scary for under-fives. If your preschooler is unsure about joining in the Halloween festivities, here are fun ideas to help make the month of October not (even slightly) scary.

No Tricks, Just Treats! Being a Good Neighbor at Halloween

Halloween is a great time to help your kids feel a part of the community and learn to be a good neighbor.

Monstrously Good Books for Kids

Some monsters seem scary, some sympathetic, while others can only be described as supremely silly. Whether they’re hiding under the bed, or going bump in the night, monsters may be all around! Get crazy with some monster madness using this list of recommended books for children ages 0-9.


Looking for even more Halloween fun? Don’t forget to visit the PBS Kids for Parents Happy Halloween Collection!