My son is obsessed with computer games. He plays them whenever he has the chance, and he’s really skilled. While he’s only 6 now, I’m concerned he’ll be helping me with the technical aspects of this blog in the near future. His other favorite thing is penguins, so when we received Club Penguin Halloween gift set celebrating their party, I knew it was time to get him started with an account.
Club Penguin is a free virtual world for kids (a paid membership is available) that offers a safe environment for kids, including moderators. My son immediately set up his penguin (named after his favorite stuffed penguin), and headed to the Halloween Party.
Club Penguin Halloween Party
The Club Penguin Halloween Party runs from now through November 1. Last year, over 6 million penguins participated in the party. It features some fun elements, including
Some haunting highlights of the 2012 Club Penguin Halloween Party include a Disney Parks inspired Haunted Mansion, a spooky island overrun by ghosts, scavenger hunts, Halloween costumes (my son’s penguin is dressed like a mummy), a spooky igloo decorating contest. My son has enjoyed visiting the mansion, searching for the hidden keys, decorating his igloo, and wearing his Halloween costume.
Of course, you can still enjoy all of the regular Club Penguin features during the Halloween Party – my son’s favorite thing to do is visit the DJ booth to record some music he can then play later in his igloo. He also plays a bunch of the games to earn coins that he can later use in the game. He asks to play Club Penguin daily, and I know he’ll be playing it for a while.
You can enjoy the Club Penguin Halloween Party through November 1. If you are setting up a new account, I’d recommend using a non-Gmail account. I never received the activation emails from our first two attempts, but did get it from my .me account.
Disclosure: We received a Club Penguin Halloween party gift set, plus a membership and coins, for review.