Halloween is just around the corner and this holiday has taken on a whole new meaning now that Little L is almost two and is more and more involved in the celebrations. She already knows how to say both ‘pumpkin’ and ‘calabaza‘ and of course her latest favorite, ‘Boo!’ which is said the same way in both Spanish and English. She is very curious and points at all the Halloween decorations when we are out; I truly love to see her enjoy it all. The one thing about Halloween that I don’t want her to indulge too much in at this age, is candy. That is why I made frozen banana pops which are covered in yogurt and just the right amount of candy, because let’s face it, who does not love a little bit of candy and I should not completely take a way that pleasure from her. These banana pops will certainly be what I will bring to my neighbor’s kiddie Halloween party on the 28th. We planned it that day just in time to have our little ones watch the first-ever Curious George Halloween special: A Halloween Boo Fest, which will debut on PBS KIDS that same day. Little L reminds me so much of the funny things George is always curious about. She is a goof ball, always trying new things but with a great heart and very mindful when we correct her. I see all those traits in Curious George and that is why I am happy she enjoys watching him and reading his books.
- Peel and cut bananas in half.
- Insert, on the cut side, a candy or popsicle stick right in the center and try to go
- up all the way without sticking through the banana.
- Dip bananas into yogurt of choice. I used banana yogurt to keep the theme and flavors balanced.
- Roll or sprinkle candy and nuts of your preference.
- Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
- Freeze for 45 minutes and they will be ready to be enjoyed.
This is the image that served as inspiration for this delicious treat. See The Man with the Yellow Hat back there dressed up as a banana? Little L saw him and said: Face? Banana? I don’t think she grasp the idea that The Man with the Yellow Hat had a banana costume on. So instead of having Little L dressed as a banana for Halloween, I decided to dress up the bananas instead with the perfect coating of yogurt and Halloween candy. BTW what will you be for Halloween? Or what will you dress up your kid/s?
I am sure Little L will love the movie as much as she has enjoyed this Curious George bilingual book. The movie is called Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest and it’s about George’s first Halloween in the country, and how he and Allie are determined to find out the truth about the “Legend of No Noggin” – a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow who haunts the countryside on Halloween. As they are on the quest for No Noggin, lots of fun and George’s curiosity will entertain us as he enjoys the festivities: carving pumpkins, a costume contest, and especially the Annual Boo Festival. Find out more about the movie at pbskids.org/curiousgeorge and get your little ones even more excited about the movie TV premiere airing October 28th on PBS KIDS, by playing using the movie activity sheets that come in both in Spanish (here & here) and English (here & here).