3 Ghost Friends


THREE GHOST FRIENDS was inspired by my youngest son. In 2011, he was sixteen months old and loved to ride in the stroller to find Halloween decorations around the neighborhood. We kept his Halloween spirit alive after the holiday by reading books together. One of his favorite Halloween books was Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler. In the book, Ghost tries to cure Skeleton's persistent hiccups. My son loved the ghost in this book! He would ask me to draw ghosts for him all the time. I would ask him, "Happy ghost or mean ghost?" Almost always he wanted me to draw him a happy ghost.

In 2012, I wrote a story for him about the "happy" ghosts and called it THREE GHOST FRIENDS: LEARN ABOUT COLORS. I made the story into an eBook so I could read it to him on the iPad. I decided to upload the eBook to iTunes thinking others might enjoy the story, too. Honestly, I was surprised when I sold copies of the eBook. I was even more surprised when friends sent me photos of their children reading the eBook. To make a long story short, I created four THREE GHOST FRIENDS eBooks and was asked by family and friends to make the books available in paperback.

There wouldn't be THREE GHOST FRIENDS without this guy!
During the last two years, I visited many classrooms to read THREE GHOST FRIENDS. I was continually amazed that the children got excited when I read my books. After each school visit, I told myself that I needed to create another THREE GHOST FRIENDS book. In 2015, I created THREE GHOST FRIENDS AND THE BATTLE BOOS for all those children who told me that they liked my books and shared with me their own Three Ghost Friends adventures (especially the students at Miller Elementary School and Craddock Elementary School in Aurora, Ohio).

Reading the proofs of THREE GHOST FRIENDS AND THE BATTLE BOOS with second graders at Craddock Elementary in Aurora, Ohio.
Below are many free activity pages and printables for each of the THREE GHOST FRIENDS books. Enjoy!

Three Ghost Friends and the Battle Boos (2015)

Ghost Ten Frames Flashcards - [Read Activity Blog Post -- includes many downloads]

Battle Boo Ten Frames Flashcards - 5-wise Ten Frames 1-10

Ghost Roll and Cover Game Sheets - [Download Printable Only], [Read Activity Blog Post]

Battle Boo Roll and Cover Game Sheets

Design Your Own Battle Boos

Design Your Own Battle Boo Series

Battle Boos Skip Counting Worksheets - Count Forward, Count Backward

Three Ghost Friends: Learn About Colors (2012)

Coloring Matching Wheel Printable -- [Download Printable Only], [Read Activity Blog Post]

Spell Your Color Words -- [Download Printable Only], [Read Activity Blog Post]

Magnet Pom-Pom Printables -- [Download Printable Only], [Read Activity Blog Post]

Color the Ghosts Printable

Three Ghost Friends Color Wheel

Squish the Ghosts Printable

Three Ghost Friends: Learn About Opposites (2012)

Opposites Lacing Card -- [Download Printable Only], [Read Activity Blog Post]

Ghosts Wet/Dry Coloring Page

Three Ghost Friends: Learn About Shapes (2012)

Ghost Shape Tracing Activity Sheets --  [Read Activity Blog Post] (includes many downloads)

Ghost Shapes for Young Writers Worksheet --  [Read Activity Blog Post] (includes many downloads)

Ghost Shape Matching -- [Download Printable Only], [Read Activity Blog Post]

Build-a-Ghost Shape -- [Download Printable Only], [Read Activity Blog Post]

Ghost Shape Sort -- [Download Printable Only], [Read Activity Blog Post]

Boo! I Found You -- Look and Find Game -- [Download Printable Only], [Read Activity Blog Post]

Spell Your Shape Words -- [Download Printable Only], [Read Activity Blog Post]

Boo! I Found You Coloring Page

Three Ghost Friends: Learn About the ABCs -- Halloween Edition (2012)

Halloween Sort -- [Download Printable Only], [Read Activity Blog Post]

Costume Time! Dress Up and Categorize -- [Download Printable Only], [Read Activity Blog Post]

Guess What Costume! A Family Guessing Game -- [Read Activity Blog Post]

Find the A-Z Costume Shop Maze

Halloween Ghost Riddles Activity Sheet

Happy Halloween Coloring Page

Harvest Time Coloring Page

More Three Ghost Friends Activities and Printables

Make You Own Three Ghost Friends Finger Puppets

Ghost Connect the Dots

Create Your Own Three Ghost Friends

Three Ghost Friends Smile-on-a-Stick

Did you know THREE GHOST FRIENDS has its own website? Click here to view the site.

THREE GHOST FRIENDS books are available on Amazon.com:

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