National Frankenstein Friday, on the last Friday in October, recognizes author Mary Shelly, the novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, her characters, Dr. Frankenstein and the monster. Dating back to the 1800s, Frankenstein’s monster is one of the best-known horror characters of all time.
Here are a few ideas about how to celebrate this holiday. Give one or several of them a try.
- Watch a movie featuring Frankenstein or read the original book written by Mary Shelly. Dress as Dr. Frankenstein or his monster.
- Find out who Frankenstein is on Frankenstein Friday.
- Read both editions of the book. Seek out other novels by Mary Shelley or learn about her history.
- Draw your version of Frankenstein’s monster.
- Write a poem in honor of the day. Attend a stage production of Frankenstein.
- Bake cookies in the shape of the monster.
- Conduct an electricity experiment in science class in honor of the day.
- Host a Frankenstein party. Play trivia and hand out prizes.
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