Looking for a fun frugal Halloween activity? Why not go see a matinee of Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Spookley is my favorite pumpkin and I’m so happy he’s back with Kidtoons this month! October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Spookley the Square Pumpkin has been named the official Spokes-Pumpkin through a partnership with PACER Center. PACER, a national organization based in Minneapolis, Minn., works to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of all children and young adults, including those with any disability, and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents . “The culture of bullying won’t end until people across the country take action and show children and teens that they care,” says Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which sponsors the month. “We love the way Spookley touches the heart and the mind with his message of tolerance and acceptance.” For my local readers, Spookley is showing at Emagine Theaters.
Here’s the synopsis for Spookley the Square Pumpkin: In a world where “the only good pumpkins are round pumpkins,” Spookley the Square Pumpkin is often teased by the other pumpkins because of his square shape. Soon, Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan and Poe, three hilarious spiders, who convince Spookley that, square or not, he has a right to be the “Pick of the Patch” on Halloween. A square pumpkin the “Pick of the Patch”? Not if mean round pumpkins Big Tom and Little Tom can help it. These two bullies tease and taunt Spookley because of his square roots. Although he is encouraged to continue to become the “Pick of the Patch” by kindly Jack Scarecrow and his bat sidekicks, Boris and Bella, Spookley isn’t sure he has what it takes until a mighty storm threatens to destroy the entire patch. As the storm rolls the round pumpkins across the patch towards a raging river below, Spookley’s square shape helps him save the day. Spookley realizes “it’s fine to be round while the weather is fair, but there are times it’s better to be a square!”
You can check out the Kidtoons website to find the participating theater nearest you. When I did that, I found that the cost to see the movie at the theater nearest me is just $3 a person. If you have checked on the prices before, you might want to again because Kidtoons ticket pricing has been reduced in some locations.
If you have never heard of Kidtoons, here is a bit more about them. They are dedicated to helping parents connect with their kids by bringing family friendly animated movies to the big screen every weekend at participating theatres across the country. Participating Kidtoons theatres showcase a fun, affordable family friendly matinee movie and provide a family experience filled with entertaining, kid-friendly characters, as well as cartoon shorts, music videos and sing-alongs before each movie. They even have fun giveaways for the kids, such as stickers, temporary tattoos, activity books or toys after every film.
The folks at Kidtoons were generous enough to offer a giveaway to my readers. One lucky winner will receive:
One Spookley whirly flashlight
One Spookley DVD
One Spookley Square Pumpkin plush
One Spookley hardcover book
One Spookley theatrical one-sheet/movie poster
So how can you win?
- Leave a comment on this post with your or your children’s Halloween costumes this year
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