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A FREE Halloween Countdown Calendar

Looking for a copy of the reading Halloween Countdown Calendar? Pop in your email below and it’ll come right to your inbox!

Today I feel like jumping up and down like a little kid!

Because the third annual Halloween countdown calendar is here!

countdown to Halloween

There’s something just so delightful about Halloween – it’s the beginning of the holiday season, there are low expectations for Halloween, and it’s just so. ridiculously. fun.

One of my favorite parts is pulling out my beloved Halloween book collection and having a reading Halloween countdown calendar to go along with those books makes it even more delightful!

This is the third year I’ve released one and I was immediately charmed by Lydia Jean’s work (check out her whole shop here) and was absolutely thrilled when she agreed to work together on this year’s Halloween countdown calendar.

I love the perfectly spooky and delightful look of this year’s Halloween advent countdown calendar and I hope you love it just as much!

countdown to halloween


Let me tell you a little bit about this Halloween countdown calendar:

  • It’s absolutely free! You can download as many copies as you’d like for your personal use (pop your email address in at the top or bottom of this post and it’ll come right to your inbox). You’re also welcome to print out copies of this countdown till Halloween for your neighbors, your classroom or your library – as long as you’re not selling it, we love to see it get used!
  • You can print it whatever size you’d like! I have a soft spot in my heart for the 36×48 engineering print which costs about $7 to print (instructions for printing engineer prints here).  But it’s also terrific at a 24×36 size and if you want something a bit smaller, I love an 18×24 because it fits beautifully on the back of a door. You can even print it on a regular sheet of paper with your home printer!

halloween countdown calendar

  • It’s the best of all Halloween coloring pages! Grab crayons or markers or colored pencils and go to town – there are so many delightful details and it’s so much fun to color. You can color it all at once at the beginning of the month or do a Halloween countdown and color a bit every day as you read along!
  • There is a reading activity every day from October 1 – October 30 Obviously the highlight of the advent countdown calendar for Halloween is reading daily with your children or students. At the bottom of the Halloween countdown calendar there is a suggested activity for each day – you can do them in any order you’d like and if you need some book ideas, here is a huge list of my favorite Halloween picture books.
  • The numbers 1-31 are hidden in the calendar. Can you find them all?

countdown till halloween

I hope you love using this as much as we loved creating it – just pop in your email address below and a printable copy will come straight to your inbox!

P.S. There are two previous countdown to Halloween calendars still available for free too – this one by Rad & Happy and this one from Pippi Post!


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Photos by Heather Mildenstein

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  1. Have you ever considered making these in bookmark size? My kids LOVE coloring themed bookmarks and would make lovely non-candy class gift come Halloween.

  2. Hi. I’ve tried to download this a few times, and get the message “Hooray! Your Halloween Calendar will be in your inbox in just a moment!”, but I haven’t gotten anything. I entered my correct email address, and I’ve successfully gotten other download emails from you today, so I’m not sure what the problem is. I’d love any help. Thanks!

  3. Hi! We love your countdown calendars, but I’m also having trouble getting it to send to me. I’ve tried multiple times and while I get the “Hooray!” message, I have not received the calendar! I’d appreciate help with this! Thank you.

  4. Hi! I’m a little late to the game but my kids love these calendars! I’ve been trying to receive it for a couple days and get the message “Hooray! Your Halloween Calendar will be in your inbox in just a moment!” but then nothing comes to my inbox. I’d love to receive the calendar, if you could help I’d appreciate it. Thanks!

    1. Hi Brittany, I am so sorry you were having issues. I just sent you a direct email. Enjoy and happy reading!

  5. hi, im also having trouble getting the calendar. Getting the “hooray” message but nothing is showing up. I know I am late to the game but I thought this would make a fun weekend activity.

  6. Hello,
    My 3.5 year old daughter and I loved getting to do the Halloween calendar and greatly enjoyed the fun recommendations to do and read. Have you considered making calendars like this for each month of the year? I’d would be happy to purchase a years worth of these calendars for a fair price. I’ve looked online to find monthly calendars like this and haven’t been able to find any.

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