Kanopy Kids for Halloween

Kanopy films are a great way to celebrate Halloween on October 31. Halloween originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain and evolved into a day of trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, costumes and eating sweet treats (History of Halloween). This ghoulish festival is enjoyed by all but especially children.

Kanopy Kids films for Halloween

Kanopy Kids has diverse educational and entertaining content that ranges across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favourites. Kanopy Kids is appropriate for children ages 2 and up, with a focus on kids 2-8. Enjoy unlimited plays in Kanopy Kids curated collection for kids.

Here are some Kanopy Kids films you can use for your Halloween event. Kanopy is the state-wide eresource available to all State Library of Queensland, Queensland public libraries and IKC members. Films are available for public streaming to registered members. Browse the films to select the ones you like.

Above: Even more films in Series episodes

You can find more Halloween films in series by searching for key words such as monster, Halloween or scary! Here are some episodes which fit the Halloween theme.

Monster Sale screen shot: Episode 9 of Joe and Jack Season 1.
Monster Sale: Episode 9 of Joe and Jack Season 1.
Seven Little Monsters screen shot: Based on the series from Maurice Sendak author of Where the Wild things Are.
Seven Little Monsters: Based on the series from Maurice Sendak author of Where the Wild things Are.
Trick ā€˜nā€™ Treats screen shot: Episode 12 of Wapos Bay.
Trick ā€˜nā€™ Treats: Episode 12 of Wapos Bay.

Parental controls keep kids safe
Parents can ensure children are limited to films suitable for their age group by setting parental controls with a nominated password. Access to Kanopy Kids is available on your computer, television, or mobile device. A list of supported mobile and TV apps can be found here.

Promotion material
Here is the Kanopy Kids poster. The Kanopy Support Page has help for viewers and staff. Watch the webinar Explore State-wide eresources for Young People to learn more about this eresource.

So why not show some of your favourite Kanopy Kids films this Halloween and invite all the ghosts and goblins in your community for a family night of fun? For assistance please contact ic@slq.qld.gov.au