Free Weekday Picks for Boston Kids: Halloween Week Is a Real Thing; Oct 24-28

Our top picks for activities with kids in Boston each weekday

The kids were bummed about Halloween falling on a Monday until they realized that it means a whole week of Halloween celebrations leading up to the 31st. Halloween Week is here, my friends, and it is filled with trick-or-treating opportunities before the big day, spooky-themed art and science activities (pictured), wicked walks, not-so-scary story times, and even an inaugural pumpkin roll.

Our picks for this week aren't all Halloween-related, though. We're excited about art-making for kids of all ages at the library in South Boston, a JCC preschool open house in Hingham, and picture book mania in Porter Square.

Don't forget, you can win fabulous prizes from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Great Wolf Lodge, and Puerto Vallarta just for helping us pick our Besties. Have a spooktacular week, and check out our Event Calendar for more family-friendly fun in Boston.

Monday 10/24 – For those of us who want to encourage creativity in our children but are driven crazy by the mess, there's sanity-saving Scribble Art at the South Boston Branch of the BPL. We love the local library. (All ages; FREE)

See all Monday events

Tuesday 10/25 – The Children's Museum in Easton is celebrating Halloween Week with Halloween-themed art and science activities every day through Sunday. (Ages 1-8; included in museum admission)

See all Tuesday events

Wednesday 10/26 – During the Preschool Open House parents can meet the educators, tour the classrooms, and register for the summer and fall 2017 school year at the JCC Early Learning Center, Hingham at Congregation Sha’aray Shalom. (Parents of toddlers and preschoolers; FREE)

See all Wednesday events

Thursday 10/27 – Dress in costume, participate in the inaugural pumpkin roll, and discover not-so-scary (but maybe a little mysterious) locations on the Bradley Estate in Canton during the Not Too Scary Ghostly Gathering and Pumpkin Roll. (All ages; FREE)

See all Thursday events

Friday 10/28 – Three authors share their latest picture books celebrating bravery, monsters, and being scared at a Picture Book Author Event hosted by Porter Square Books in Cambridge. (Ages 2-5; FREE)

See all Friday events

There are always plenty more activities on our Event Calendar and in our monthly GoList. And if you don’t receive our newsletters full of suggestions for family fun, you really should sign up for our newsletter—it’s free!

Photo courtesy of The Children's Museum in Easton