We had two weeks of Halloween fun!
Last weekend was terribly busy for us, so I just waited to post this weekend our two weeks of fabulous crafts!!
I will start off saying the Candy Magnetic board activity was our kiddos favorite. I found the idea on Pinterest of course, and tweaked it a little for our classroom. The kiddos would actually ask if we could do it, almost daily!! The patterns were all found on Bing.com. Search candy clipart (I usually search for black and white) I then colored the candy pieces with markers. These are laminated. I had to use super glue to keep the magnet on.
We made a variety of different crafts. On the two Mondays, we made a skeleton hand, and a spooky hand. We also started on our Scarecrow treat bags. The skeleton hand, we painted the arm and hand of each child in the classroom and had them glue down Q-Tips to create the "skeleton" we added inserts of the Bubble Guppy Song. The Spooky Hand was candy corn and popcorn inside a non-latex glove. Tied shut with a ghost name tag, and a cute little spider ring for an added touch.
For the two Tuesdays, we made Jack-O-Lanterns and treat bags. The kiddos painted paper plates orange, we painted their hands green to use for a pumpkin leaf, then had the children add the embellishments to look like a Jack-O-Lantern. We talked about the importance of being nice to our friends, and added the saying to the back. We used a brown gift bag purchased a Wal-Mart, added a brown lunch bag inside after shredding the top for scarecrow "straw". Folded the "straw" down, and had children pick out their favorite colored hats. They, then added the eyes and nose to their scarecrow. We drew on the mouth.
On the two Wednesdays, we made Candy Corn Footprints and we had the children bingo dab our "Shine with the Light of Jesus" Jack-O-Lanterns. (The font used for the candy corn footprint is called: Reliant Shadow. We had the children finish up their Scarecrow bags. Wednesday is our Music Day, so we had to keep things a little simple to get in all we needed to finish up with.
The first Thursday, we made coffee filter bats. We had the children color their bats, with crayons. Then we had them to color with purple and black markers, the coffee filters. We then sprayed the coffee filter with water, creating the tye-dyed look. The children added the sparkle star stickers and we added the bat song. The second Thursday, Oct 30th, was Party Day! We spent the majority of the day OUTSIDE! :) We are Blessed with AWESOME Parents. They provided the class with a Pizza Party! We had fresh fruit, chips, pizza, and lots of TREATS! We had so many treats, we were able to save some for the following day!! :)
On the two Fridays, we made Spider Handprints in a web and Monster Mash Frankenstein Footprints!
All in all, we had an AWESOME two weeks!! :) Next week, we will begin some Fall Activities!
Many Blessings to each of you!!