Halloween Fun with Sid the Science Kid and Dinosaur Train *Giveaway*

by Carrie with Children with 22 comments

Maggie loves the PBS Kids series Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid.  With Halloween soon approaching, I was excited for us to review Dinosaur Train’s newest book – The Spooky Scavenger Hunt. (Keep reading for the chance to win your own copy of the book!)

Targeted for ages 4-8, the Spooky Scavenger Hunt book takes readers along on a nighttime scavenger hunt with Mr. Pteranodon, Buddy and Tiny.  Their adventures lead them to the Big Pond using their five senses to discover new things along with the Conductor.  This book offers a fun, colorful story ….and isn’t too spooky to scare your little ones!

Check out the scoop on new episodes of Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid episodes – filled with Halloween fun!

Dinosaur Train NEW EPISODE Haunted Roundhouse/Big Pond Pumpkin Patch premiere 10/20 on PBS Kids (check local listings)  Repeats- 10/24, 10/28, 10/30 , 10/31

In Haunted Roundhouse, dad takes the kids on a special Night Train to Troodon Town, where the Troodons have decoratedtheir Roundhouse into a “haunted house” for a spooky party. The kids end up meeting a strange new nocturnal creature – a mammal named Vlad Volaticotherium, who was hiding in the roundhouse trying to get some sleep.  And in Big Pond Pumpkin Patch, the Pteranodon family learns more about the customs of their neighbors, the Lambeosaurus family, when they are invited for the first time to accompany them to the Big Pond to celebrate “Gourd Day” – a kind of Mesozoic Halloween. The kids see their first pumpkins, and Larry Lambeosaurus even shows our family how to hollow them out and carve faces into them.

Sid the Science Kid NEW EPISODE Spooky Science Special premieres 10/17 on PBS Kids (check local listings) Show Repeats- 10/25, 10/28, 10/30, 10/31

In Halloween Spooky Science Special, it’s Halloween time and Sid and his friends have dressed up in the spookiest and scariest costumes possible.  Sid is a bat with big fangs.  The kids investigate how bats are helpful creatures that catch mosquitoes, spiders are expert engineer web builders, cats are leaping aerial acrobats, and skeletons help hold up our body frames!  At the Halloween party, the kids also investigate how to make icky, gooey green slime.  Susie then ends the day with a special “Halloween Parade” song so the kids can march around and show off their spooky and scientific costumes!

One lucky reader is going to win their own copy of the Dinosaur Train book, The Spooky Scavenger Hunt.  I know your little one will enjoy it just as much as my Maggie!

This giveaway will end Friday, October 28th at Midnight EST.  Good luck!


** I received a copy of Dinosaur Train’s The Spooky Scavenger Hunt book for the purpose of this review and giveaway.  Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and not influenced by others. **


  • Ruth

    I would either keep it for my son or give it to my Niece and Nephew….they like Dinosaur Train too.

  • tess

    my son for x-mas
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  • Elizabeth

    I’ll give this to my daughter Kaitlyn, who turns 6 on November 18th and loves Dinosaur Train (and Sid the Science Kid)! Thanks!

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  • Kim@ChubbyCheeksThinks

    I would love it for my daughter and son! They love Dinosaur Train!

  • renee walters

    I would love to win this for my son! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  • Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    My grandson would love it
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  • Ashley

    I would give this to my 2 yr old son!! thanks!!

  • edq143

    for my little boys

  • Missy

    my nephew!

  • Michael Brennan

    I would give this to my daughter

  • Hoa Le

    I’d love to give this to my grandson.


  • crystle tellerday

    my friend stacys son

  • kati

    i would love to win dinosaur train for my son. we never miss an episode!!!

  • Luis Bonilla

    If i won I would give it to my niece

  • Melissa

    My son!

  • Holly

    I would give the book to my daughter

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  • Niecey Docherty

    My 3 year old son

  • Kathleen

    My daughter

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  • Desiree Dunbar

    This book would be for my little nephew.

  • Jen M

    I’d give it to my son.

  • Nicole C.

    I would give it to my nephew.

  • Ed Nemmers

    This would be for my nieces!