8 Activities for your Halloween

October 30, 2014 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Looking for some creative ways to spend your Halloween? There’s plenty of fun costume ideas, gripping dramas, delicious recipes and more available throughout the public media landscape. Here are eight activities to add to your Halloween festivities.

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Make Salted Pumpkin Caramels

1. Make Salted Pumpkin Caramels or Mummy Dogs – because, for some, holidays are all about the food.

2. Go ghost hunting with Green Bay’s paranormal investigative team Shadows of Spirits (S.O.S.). See what WPT’s Wisconsin Life turned up on a recent investigation with S.O.S.

3. Take a haunted road trip with Antiques Roadshow by reading about paranormal highlights from the series’ past tour events, including those of a young engineer that haunts the Queen Mary and a vengeful prison ghost in Idaho.

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Play Dress Up Time with Elmo and Abby

4. If you’re skeptical that paranormal ghosts really do exist, spend time with some of nature’s undisputed ghosts. Frolic with the White Deer of Wisconsin or take to the oceans to swim with beluga whales, also known as sea ghosts.

5. Grab the kids and play Dress Up Time with Sesame Street’s Elmo and Abby Cadabby. You might even find some last minute costume ideas.

6. Elevate your halloween costume to couture fashion status with ideas from HighBall, “the nation’s fiercest costume party” held annually in Columbus, Ohio. Watch the video from PBS member station WOSU.

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Experience the golden age of radio

7. Go trick or treating with “The Seven Sinister Sisters” and learn how the cosmos relate to Halloween celebrations around the globe. Check out this short video so you know where to “look up” this Halloween.

8. Experience the golden age of radio on Nov. 8 with “Supernatural,” a live radio drama event from Wisconsin Public Radio. Or look back on one of the spookiest radio broadcasts of all time, Orson Welles’ performance of “The War of the Worlds” on Oct. 30, 1938, as documented by American Experience.

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