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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Halloween

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  • Glue H page
    1. Draw a large letter H on your paper.
    2. Trace with glue and glue on Halloween confetti. I’ve had this confetti for years now. I don’t remember where I found it Confused smile. There are some available on Amazon here.

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  • Read "Skeleton Hiccups" by Margery Cuyler.
    1. Have the kids help hiccup whenever the skeleton does!
    2. If you can find the CD or tape that goes along with this book, get it! It’s fun to listen to!
  • Candy Corn Manipulation
    1. Fill a clear plastic bottle 3/4 with dried corn or popcorn kernels.
    2. Drop in 2-3 pieces of candy corn.
    3. Screw on the lid and secure with tape or glue.
    4. Turn the bottle a few times to hide the candy corn.
    5. Let the kids manipulate the bottle to try to find the candy hidden inside.
    6. See “I Spy Shakers” for a more detailed tutorial.
  • Catch them being good!
    1. To reinforce good behavior this week, cut out a large orange pumpkin.
    2. Store several small black triangles near the pumpkin.
    3. Every time you see the kids doing something positive, add a triangle to the pumpkin's face.
    4. When the face is complete, reward the kids with a special privilege or treat!

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  • Scooping Candy Corn … I love candy corn! I was about to fill up our treat jar with candy corn, then decided to let the kids do it. With a little measuring cup or spoon, they were in heaven filling up the jar themselves!
  • Visit a pumpkin patch.
    1. We found a farm that sold every pumpkin for $1.00 each! They had tractor rides, a wheat pit, a corn maze, chickens and a hay maze.
    2. Check www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org to find a great pumpkin patch near you!
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  • Pumpkin Patch at Home
    1. Have a collection of mini pumpkins (from the store or grow your own).
    2. The kids loved lining them up smallest to biggest, grouping them by color and pretending they had their own pumpkin patch in the house. 

pumpkinSnack idea: Pumpkin Rice Krispies

    1. Mix up a batch of Rice Krispies
    2. Add orange food coloring
    3. Shape into balls
    4. Add a green gumdrop or Mike & Ike on top

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for linking up your yummy Pumpkin Krispie Treats to my Halloween Party.

    I've featured them today in my latest Five Fun Ideas post.

    http://www.cometogetherkids.com/2011/10/five-fun-ideas-for-halloween-and-fall.html

    Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us.

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  2. Your rice krispie pumpkins are so cute! I can never get my food coloring to come out that vibrant! Love all of your ideas! :)

    Mandi at BBM

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  3. I would love for you to link this post to my Halloween Traditions link up!

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I love your comments! Feel free to leave a link if you've done any of these activities with your kids. I'd love to visit your blog!

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