October offers a lot of fun ideas for kids. A skeleton "race" was held to see which team could correctly put together the bones of a human skeleton. Another activity was the participation of children in acting out parts to the Caldecott book Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds. The children made simple "carrot masks" to participate. Then the town decided to have a city wide scarecrow contest. Some of my "after school hour" children posed in front of the scarecrow that we actually used a year ago (or maybe it was two years ago) along with the reading of The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Brown. The scarecrow had to be changed somewhat in order to withstand the elements but he survived two weeks of sunshine, wind and rain!